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Paying for College

Objections to Better Training in College Advising

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 02.27.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Readers of this space are more than familiar with my favorite topic--but in case you're brand new, here's the summary: • Most school counselors rec...

4 Tips for Saving for Your Child's Future

SaveUp | Posted 04.02.2014 | Money
SaveUp

Where should you invest? How can you invest? How much should you put away and how should it be earmarked? These are all important questions when looking at creating a savings plan for children. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

Free Public College, Affordable Private College

Harry L. Langer | Posted 03.08.2014 | College
Harry L. Langer

Superior relevant education is essential for global competitiveness and national prosperity. The following are suggestions to make it accessible and affordable.

College Money Solution

Terry Savage | Posted 02.18.2014 | College
Terry Savage

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.

A Secret About Bankruptcy And Paying For College

us news | Kelsey Sheehy | Posted 11.20.2013 | College

This article comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report, where it was originally published. Bankruptcy is a dirty word. One that is equated w...

Burden vs. Opportunity

M. Duane Nellis | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
M. Duane Nellis

While we can't hold tuition and fees at a standstill forever, we continue to study and explore cost-saving measures in other areas we can pass on to our students. At Texas Tech, this is an ongoing process, a year-round approach that keeps us ahead of this annual issue.

The (First) Three Things Parents Want From Their Kids' College

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 12.10.2013 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Families don't really care if a college considers low test scores; they do care that they don't know who does what. Put your policy on your front admissions page for all the world to see. It will save time, money, and confusion.

How to Afford a Quality College Education for Your Daughter

Diane Propsner | Posted 12.10.2013 | College
Diane Propsner

If you're a parent with a college-bound daughter, I know you're thinking about the cost of her education. On one hand, you're so proud of her; on the ...

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.

Top 5 Reasons You Should Apply for Financial Aid

Jodi Okun | Posted 11.17.2013 | College
Jodi Okun

If the alternatives are spending a little time to receive the financial aid to which you are entitled or putting yourself into debt to avoid paperwork, it seems that applying for financial aid makes much more sense.

Will Residential College Share the Print Media's Fate?

W. Kent Barnds | Posted 11.06.2013 | College
W. Kent Barnds

Historically, we've taken for granted that prospective students know and value that experience. This may have been a mistake the print media made when they thought their subscribers would always want the feel of newsprint on their fingertips.

JPMorgan To Stop Making Student Loans

Reuters | David Henry | Posted 09.05.2013 | Business

NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co will stop making student loans in October, according to a document reviewed by Reuters on Thursday, a...

How the Financially Responsible Student Pays for School

Justine Kay | Posted 10.26.2013 | College
Justine Kay

Financial literacy is tough to learn, especially right before the most fun time of your life, but you have to at least learn the basics.

Mr. President, Here's the College Reform You Forgot

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 10.23.2013 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Since public colleges tend to charge higher tuition for out-of-state residents, how will affordability be defined? Why will graduation rates matter at two-year colleges, since students attending those schools are often looking to update skills, not to earn a degree?

Poll: More Parents Pay Cell Phone Bills Than Tuition

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.07.2013 | Business

Parents are more likely to support a student's cell phone bill than their pursuit of a college degree, a new survey released Wednesday by Citigroup an...

When We Put Our Country First, We Can Do the Right Thing

Sen. Joe Manchin | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Sen. Joe Manchin

Each year, millions of American students rely on the federal student loan program to pursue higher education. For many families, without the ability to pay for their students' education over a longer term, college would simply be out of reach.

INFOGRAPHIC: Senate Deal Treats Students Like Cash Cows

Tom Allison | Posted 09.23.2013 | College
Tom Allison

With market interest rates so low this year, students taking out loans will pay a lower rate than current law of 6.8 percent -- for now. But without strong enough protections from high rates in the future, this infographic demonstrates how the deal will actually milk students in the coming years.

Parents' Income Not Able To Keep Up With Rising College Costs

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 09.22.2013 | College

WASHINGTON — College costs are driving decisions about which schools to attend, what to study and even where to live, according to a report from...

Gouge the Kids

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Why gouge the kids taking on debt to stay in school and not the corporations secreting profits abroad to avoid taxes? Clearly corporate lobbies and contributions speak louder in the corridors of power than students and their families.

Saving for College: What Is a 529 Plan and How Can It Help You?

Tim Chen | Posted 08.21.2013 | College
Tim Chen

Finding the right college savings plan takes some research and simply putting money into a savings account may not help you reach your goal in time. There are several options available.

Get Into College in 10 Simple Steps

Elizabeth Romero | Posted 08.17.2013 | College
Elizabeth Romero

Did you know that Latino students that enter high school with the plan to continue their studies by going to college have a much greater probability of achieving it? That's what a recent study has shown, and therefore, why New Futuro created the College Plan tutorial.

LOOK: This Chart Will Freak Out Every Mom And Dad In America

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business

Over the past three decades, the inflation-adjusted income of the median American family has basically remained stagnant. The same can’t be said of ...

8 Reasons Parenting Has Gotten Pricier

LearnVest | Posted 08.06.2013 | Parents
LearnVest

Child-rearing has gotten pricier--it's not your imagination. But it's not all inflation's fault.

Why the Government Isn't the Only Answer to the Student Debt Crisis

Frank Palmasani | Posted 07.28.2013 | College
Frank Palmasani

There are tools in place today, if properly taught and appropriately executed, that teach families how to find these affordable college options: options that do not necessitate excessive borrowing. Knowledge is power, and those with the knowledge are learning how to utilize these tools.

Parents and Students Get a Reality Check for College Costs

Jodi Okun | Posted 07.23.2013 | College
Jodi Okun

It's about time parents and students took a hard look at the reality of college costs. While college is still considered to be a good investment, it should not be a decision that is made lightly.