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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

Saving for college: Making smart decisions about student loans

Despite rising costs, college can be a good investment. This article provides tips that will ensure you stay on the path to financial success.

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Saving for college: What's the magic number?

Tuition and expenses can vary greatly between colleges. There are several resources available that help you calculate the amount you need to save.

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Saving money before the bell rings

Parents pay for about 30% of college costs. By saving early and using a 529 plan, parents can set aside money that will help their children reduce their need for loans.

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Saving tips for baby's college tuition

This article lists several points that parents should consider when saving for their baby's college tuition, including estimating future college costs and starting a 529 college plan.

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Student loans: Can parents pay off their child's college debt?

This article examines consequences a parent may face when assisting their child with student loans and ways to avoid these consequences, such as income-based repayment plans.

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College Planning

The cost of college

This article shows a breakdown of tuition fees and living costs for different types of colleges and provides several online college savings calculators for planning.

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Tips for high school students planning to pay for college

Junior year in high school is the time to start thinking about your college financial plan. Here’s a timeline to walk you through the process.

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