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How to Send Your Child to an Elite Private College for Less Than the Cost of a State School

Scott Weingold | Posted 08.14.2014 | College
Scott Weingold

There can be a huge difference between the sticker price and what a parent actually pays for college.

What to Know About College Admission Decisions

Jeannie Borin | Posted 06.03.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

With college admissions decisions recently released, those in high school can see how difficult it is to gain acceptance at more selective colleges. Regardless of a student's eventual college list, it is essential to take certain steps.

Get More Financial Aid for College

Mike Branch, CFP | Posted 05.05.2014 | College
Mike Branch, CFP

I do not recommend families hide money or game the system to get additional financial aid. However, I do recommend that you know the financial aid rules, work within those rules and adjust your college planning accordingly.

4 Ways Divorced Parents Can Plan For Their Kids' College Tuition

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2014 | Divorce

By Geoff Williams Feb 28 (Reuters) - Figuring out how to split childcare costs when you're divorcing is not easy, but it can be like r...

6 Financial Aid 'Traps' Every College-Bound Student Should Know About

Scott Weingold | Posted 11.27.2013 | College
Scott Weingold

If you are confused by your financial aid letter, do not feel bad -- a very common mistake in the financial aid process is misunderstanding where the money for your package is coming from.

College Scholarship Scams: 5 Questions You Should Ask

Scott Weingold | Posted 10.25.2013 | College
Scott Weingold

You don't have to search very far to get tips and strategies for getting college scholarship money these days. But how often do you hear about the seedy underworld of scholarships?

The 6 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make on Your College Applications

Scott Weingold | Posted 10.01.2013 | College
Scott Weingold

The college application is more than simply what schools use to determine whether or not you'll be enrolled. In fact, completing the application can be thought of a test, all on its own.

Making the Most of Your Campus Visit

Joie Jager-Hyman | Posted 09.15.2013 | College
Joie Jager-Hyman

School's out for summer -- unless you are a rising high school junior or senior, in which case you likely have college on the brain.

How Twitter Can Help You Get Into College (and Even Pay for It)

Scott Weingold | Posted 08.26.2013 | College
Scott Weingold

As with anything in social media, you have to know where to look, how to sort through the mindless chatter, and how to drill down to the core information that will help the most.

It's Time to Find the Best Fit Schools for Your List

Elizabeth Romero | Posted 08.10.2013 | College
Elizabeth Romero

You'll only need about ten universities in your list, so that shouldn't be a difficult task, should it? Well, it turns out it's not that easy! According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2010 there were more than 4,000 options to study in an accredited university.

The College "Wait List" and 3 Ways to Survive It

Scott Weingold | Posted 06.11.2013 | College
Scott Weingold

If you've already applied to college (or soon will), there's always a chance this could happen: Placement on the "wait list." For many students this "admissions limbo" means an added layer of stress. That's why it's important to get a grasp on it... and possibly even come out of it on top.

Should You Even Try to Save for College?

Dr. Bonnie Snyder | Posted 02.19.2013 | College
Dr. Bonnie Snyder

If you haven't accomplished the earlier savings priorities, such as setting aside a rainy day fund or funding your retirement account, then stop beating yourself up over your lack of college savings. You're not there, yet.

10 Ways to Finish 2010 on a Super Note

Jennifer Openshaw | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Openshaw

The New Year will bring new expenses, especially for parents caught up in the last minute rush to buy gifts. What can you do to start the New Year off right, financially speaking?