College is no longer affordable, but it is even more necessary to increase our standard of living as individuals, and as a country. Thanks to American Honors and the participating community colleges and prestige universities, all that is changing.
Normally about eight percent of Morehouse students who pay a deposit to attend do not enroll, but that number doubled to 16 percent, in part, we believe, because of the new loan rules.
If we're really interested in paying off debt, growing a savings account, purchasing a house, or going to college without loans, we have to be willing to put our money where our mouth is.
The end of December is traditionally a time when high school seniors and their parents sit down for a serious conversation about college. As they debate the merits of various colleges, there is one question that inevitably comes up: Can we afford it?
Next up is taking a serious look at the financial end of your child's higher education. Regardless of your income, you will need to determine whether or not you can afford to send your child to each individual college.
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Without reverting to the old "Do as I say rules," there are still a few things you can teach your college freshman over the holidays.
Many have proposed improving the federal student loan program to make it simpler, more targeted, and more effective, and it no doubt could be. Nevertheless, the student loan program as it stands is a good deal for both students and the government.
Brave as it is to suggest changes in a cow so sacred as the Pell, the College Board needs to go further. To succeed, the plan must promote a strong role for families to save, learn, and take control of their own college process.