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Proposed Changes to 529 Plans Would Dampen Their Appeal

In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Obama proposed changes to 529 college plans that may force the 7 million families using them to


Protect Your Money While Studying Abroad

Studying abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but you need to take steps to protect your money during your travels. Here is what to do before,


Should You Live at Home to Save Money During College?

What would you say to shaving off about $10,000 a year from your college expenses? The average college graduate leaves school with more than $29,000 in student


Tax Guide for College Students

College is a huge step toward adulthood. Going to class, homework and studying, holding down a job, figuring out a way to pay for college,


Coding Boot Camps: Three Months to Six Figures?

The mention of coding boot camps may conjure images of helmets and laptops. Far from it. They’re intensive programs, nine to 12 weeks on average, that

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How Student Loans Affect Your Credit

Whether you’re making your payments on time, paying extra every month, or struggling to pay the debt, student loans impact your credit report and score

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Should Community College Be Free?

Attending community college is already a great way for some students to ease their student loan burdens. But President Obama unveiled a proposal Thursday that could erase

How to Avoid Scholarship Scams

Anyone who’s in or entering college is certainly aware of the abundance of graduates dealing with student loan debt. Scholarships, like grants, are a way

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How to Choose the Right Major

Spring semester is about to start, and if you haven’t declared a major yet, your “exploratory” or “undecided” days may be numbered. But choosing a college major

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Seven (Extreme) Ways to Go to College for Half Price or Less

College-bound students can be excused for their looming fears of dealing with student loan debt after graduation. We’ve talked about ways to get your student loans

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College Financial Guide: Housing

A huge part of the college experience — and college costs — is housing. Before you sign that lease, choose your roommate, or start packing


Why I’m Going Back to Grad School — Or Not

To go or not to go? That is the question. If you’re in a mental traffic jam about graduate school, this post is for you. The


Seven Practical Gifts for College Students

The holiday season is well under way. If you’ve got someone on your list who’s headed to college next semester or already there, here are

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College Financial Guide: Filling Out the FAFSA

There usually isn’t a conversation about college without the topic of money coming up. And rightfully so. College is expensive. CollegeData.com estimates that an in-state

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Why a Two-Year Degree May Be Your Best Investment

Most experts agree that the economic value of a bachelor’s degree far outweighs the average cost of earning one. However, recent research has made it painfully clear that

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How High School Students Can Financially Prepare for College

Preparing for college can seem overwhelming. The truth is, it’s never too early (or too late) to take steps while still in high school. There are

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13 Perks to Take Advantage of in College

Not to alarm you, but college is going to cost you a lot of money. Okay, so it’s no shocker that college and money go

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Student Loan Consolidation: Pros and Cons

Graduating from college comes with the acknowledgement of great achievement — and, if you’re like 70% of graduates, a burden on your back in the form of

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