Parental Guidance for Funding College

It can be intimidating to have one or more children in school. You may begin thinking about saving for college when your kids are still young, and that’s a good idea. What are some other suggestions for funding college? Here are a couple of things you need to know about: Start an education savings account […]

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College Summer Programs for High School Students

Some of the most famous colleges in the country offer summer programs for high school students who are interested in entering their program or who just want to get a jumpstart on college. Here are a few of our favorite summer programs: Harvard – If you are graduating any time in the next three years, […]

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3 Ways to Fund a College Education

College tuition is expensive, and that is underselling it when it comes to the tuition fees of private universities. How can your family fund a college education for one or more children? Here are three tips. FAFSA – Be sure to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This is a way to […]

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College Funding Tips for Smart Parents

Funding college is growing more expensive every year, and smart parents know that the key is to start saving early. There are a few accounts you can set up to relieve some of the burden. Here are a few tips for parents who are looking at the prospects of paying for college for one or […]

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Financial Aid Tips for Upper Middle-Class Families

Yes, you read that right. Just because your household income is over six figures doesn’t automatically exclude you from getting tuition assistance. However, it does make things a little tougher, so you need to start early and know the right places to look. Here are three tips for higher-income families who don’t want to take […]

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3 Things to Do the Summer Before College Starts

Every year, students graduate high school with the prospect of college beginning in the Fall. You should already know where you are going by the time summer arrives, but what can you do with those last few months? Here are a few suggestions for high school seniors who are thinking about how to spend their […]

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4 Ways to Maximize Merit-Based Aid and Other Forms of College Funding

Don’t write off need-based aid just because your family isn’t low income. Plenty of financial aid for school goes uncollected every year, so by applying for the right aid at the right time, you may have access to funds you never imagined possible. At the same time, you want to put all of your hard […]

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Why College Students May End Up Paying for the Tax Overhaul

Whether you love or you hate recent changes to the tax code, you need to be aware of how it will affect students who intend to go to college. Here are a few ways that the tax overhaul may end up costing students more money in the long run. SALT Tax Exemptions Have Been Limited […]

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The Four Types of Direct Student Loans

The primary system in place for getting federal student loans is the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program. When you receive a student loan in this manner, it is the U.S. Department of Education that is loaning the money to you. The program consists of four loan types. Here is some more information on each […]

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Three Tips for Funding Your Child’s College Tuition

Financial aid, student loans, and scholarships all account for part of a student’s time in college, but much of the burden falls on parents. How can you make smart decisions while trying to fund your child’s tuition fees? Here are three important reminders. Have an emergency account – Set up a savings account just for […]

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