Parents: How to Start Planning for College

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Parents: How to Start Planning for College

Parents: How to Start Planning for College

Too many parents make the mistake of waiting until the fall of their child’s senior year to start thinking about college. However, by waiting, your child could miss out on a number of opportunities that could end up costing your family thousands of dollars in missed financial aid and scholarships. Ideally, you should have started… Read More

The Myth of the 4-Year College Degree

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The Myth of the 4-Year College Degree

The Myth of the 4-Year College Degree

Americans of all ages grapple with the cost of higher education, whether it’s trying to save for the future, choosing a college or repaying student loan debt. Tuition and fees at U.S. colleges has increased an average of 5% every year for the last decade, and the $1.2 trillion in outstanding student loan debt is… Read More

5 Things We Can Do Now to Solve the Student Loan Problem

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5 Things We Can Do Now to Solve the Student Loan Problem

5 Things We Can Do Now to Solve the Student Loan Problem

The U.S. Department of Education recently unveiled a new and improved methodology for calculating student-loan payment delinquencies. Where it once figured the late-payment rate of student loans as a whole to be 17%, the department has now determined that when the same data is expressed in terms of individual borrowers, it’s as high as 38%…. Read More

What’s Your College Degree’s Return on Investment?

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What’s Your College Degree’s Return on Investment?

What’s Your College Degree’s Return on Investment?

Are you a high school senior? It’s fast approaching the time of year when you’ll be making your final college decisions, but the criteria that you have traditionally been told to use when making these decisions could lead you to make choices that you’ll regret later. Most students have been told that the quality of… Read More

4 Common Student Loan Problems & How to Deal With Them

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4 Common Student Loan Problems & How to Deal With Them

4 Common Student Loan Problems & How to Deal With Them

Many people who have finished college in the last decade have student loan debt, but some have found that repaying that debt is more complicated than they expected it to be. There are many resources for student loan borrowers trying to figure out repayment, and some go to financial planners for advice on how to manage their student loan debt… Read More

What’s the Difference Between Your Student Loan’s Interest Rate & APR?

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What’s the Difference Between Your Student Loan’s Interest Rate & APR?

What’s the Difference Between Your Student Loan’s Interest Rate & APR?

When it comes to student loans, most people are curiously uncurious about the interest rate they’re being offered. It makes sense to some extent — after all, federal loans, which make up the majority of outstanding education debt, only offer one interest rate for each type of loan (e.g., 7.21% for Direct PLUS loans, regardless… Read More

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