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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

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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Does your child need help paying for college?

A majority of college students receive some type of financial aid. This article lists five different financial aid terms that are important to know when researching financial aid.

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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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Financial aid explained

Learn the differences between and how to apply for three types of financial aid for college: scholarships, federal loans and private loans.

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Five important steps before you complete the FAFSA

This article lists five key steps to consider before completing the FAFSA in order to reduce the need for federal loans, which may increase a student’s financial burden.

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