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Paying for College

10 Ways To Help Your College Student Avoid The "Financial 15"

Anna Colton | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business
Anna Colton

You may remember the infamous freshman 15: too many slices of pizza plus too few trips to the gym equals a few extra pounds in the first semester. ...

Americans Are Saving More Than Ever For College

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 09.09.2014 | College

WASHINGTON (AP) — The good news is that Americans are saving more than ever for college. The bad news is that the average amount wouldn't come close...

3 Steps to Help Our Children Earn An "A" In Personal Finance

Andrew Plepler | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Andrew Plepler

The United States has a lot going for it. We have the world's largest economy. We're home to eight of the world's top 10 universities. We won the most...

4 Ways To Finance College Whether You're the Parent Of A Recent High School Grad Or A Newborn

Andrew Plepler | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Andrew Plepler

For many, college is the launching pad for a successful career. But others opt to pursue their dreams without a four-year degree. The debate around th...

Free College Tuition - The Right Way to Pay?

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 08.25.2014 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

The conversation about free college tuition is growing louder and larger as educators and lawmakers try to find a way to produce an educated workforce without sending students into mountains of debt.

Student Loans: Size Matters, Right?

Jim Gibson | Posted 09.05.2014 | College
Jim Gibson

We just so happen to live in a culture where bigger is perceived as better. But that not always be the truth, especially when you are considering taking on thousands of dollars in debt.

White House to States: Help School Counselors Now

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 09.01.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

The profession that has spent decades discussing student assessment and teacher tenure must radically improve the way school counselors are viewed and able to do their work in eight weeks.

Why Grandparents Are Paying For College -- Again

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.06.2014 | Fifty

It used to be that come high school graduation time, the fattest gift envelope could be counted on coming from Grandma and Grandpa. In a good haul, th...

Objections to Better Training in College Advising

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 04.29.2014 | 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.