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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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College Planning

Are you saving for college the wrong way?

Most parents want their children to go to college, but many are not taking full advantage of the best ways to save, including 529s and basic planning.

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College Planning

Bolster your child's 529 Plan with donations

If you want to send your kids to college, why not let friends and relatives help? There are services that allow them to donate to a 529.

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College Planning

Budget for college savings with these simple tips

Less than half of families who believe that a college education is important are saving for college. This article lists several tips for families to start saving earlier.

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College Planning

Budget planning tips for college students

This article explains different ways that students can plan for various college expenses.

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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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