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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

How to pay for college and take advantage of higher education tax breaks

Learn about three educational tax breaks available to students: the Lifetime Learning Credit, the American Opportunity Tax Credit, and the tuition tax deduction.

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College Planning

How to save for college - 3 financial aid tips for students heading to community college

This article offers three steps for community college students, including taking advantage of FAFSA, exploring educational tax credits, and not overloading on courses.

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College Planning

I need help paying for college, but where do I start?

Whether you've been saving for decades or you're just getting started, these resources provide a place to start your search for college funds.

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College Planning

If you need help paying for college, federal financial aid can help

There is $238 billion in financial aid available for students. FAFSA is a financial aid application that allows you to apply to receive funding for your education.

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College Planning

Key benefits of a 529 Plan

A 529 Plan is one really great way to save for college. It has tax advantages like tax-deferred growth, and it is generally easy to set up. Find out if a 529 is right for you.

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College Planning

Life insurance could alleviate financial burden for your college student

But what happens to your college student when tragedy strikes? A life insurance policy can help ensure your child gets financial support they need.

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College Planning

Looking for money for college?


When seeking out ways to get money for college, some people forget to ask Uncle Sam to help. Getting money for college maybe your first test before ever stepping on campus.

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