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College planning

Explore the articles in this section to learn expert tips on paying for college, saving money, getting financial aid and making informed decisions on student loans

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Building an effective college fund requires planning

College expenses include far more than just tuition. Be prepared for college expenses with these tips.

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Can I still get student loans with bad credit?

If you have bad credit, you may still be qualified to receive federal loans to help pay for college. This article lists a few federally funded and subsidized student loans.

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College budget 101: Are online colleges and universities a good financial choice?

As the cost of tuition increases every year, more students are considering online colleges and universities. This article notes considerations for deciding between a traditional and an online college.

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College for baby

These five little steps could help you start a college fund for a baby which can help secure peace of mind for you and secure higher education for your child.

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College planning: 3 college fund obstacles facing today's families

On average, parents tend to save only a fraction of the cost of college. This article explains the top reasons why parents aren't saving enough.

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College students making smart credit card choices

College comes with many expenses. While using a credit card may seem like an easy solution, it can come with risks and pitfalls. Learn to use credit responsibility.

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Federal student loans - What you need to know

This article explains how federal student loans can be used to help pay for college and which types of federal aids students and parents qualify for.

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