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5 tips for taking a gap year before college
Taking time off can help better prepare you for college. Here's how to organize it.
CSS Profile: How to maximize financial aid
Filling out the CSS Profile may result in a lucrative award for private college students.
3 ways to save for your child's future
Three key savings vehicles allow parents to safely put away money for their children's future.
FAFSA: A critical piece of the college financing puzzle
Completing this form is a crucial step in obtaining federal, state and school aid.
4 types of advisers who help with college admissions
Don't chance getting into your college of choice. Ask for pointers from these experts.
10 timely tips to pay for college in 2015
Paying for college can be costly. Here's how to get an easy "A" in college financing.
Tax-free savings with Coverdell accounts
This education savings account helps you save for schooling from kindergarten through college.
9 ways to attend college for free
There are ways to sidestep college tuition. Find one that works for you.
3 ways to make a 529 plan work for you
College savings plans can work for or against you. Get the most out of yours.
Gainful employment rule targets for-profit colleges
Starting July 1, for-profit schools must help grads find jobs and repay student loans.
What is the ROI of your college degree?
How soon you pay off your student loan depends a lot on which job you wind up with.
6 things to know about private student loans
When in college, a private loan to cover extra costs seems like a good idea. But watch out.
5 colleges you can go to for free
College is pricey, but these institutions offer a chance to earn a degree tuition-free.
What you need to know about 529 plans
Need to save for college? Get an "A" in College Savings 101 by learning these facts.
20 ways to get federal money for college
Help from the government is available. Try these strategies to enhance your chances of getting that cash.
Opinion: Who should pay for a college education?
Should you or your kid finance college costs? Two experts square off.
Make the most of your FAFSA application
Score the most financial aid by knowing what assets count against you on the FAFSA form.
College savings: Choosing an in-state or out-of-state 529 plan
Don't assume that your state 529 plan is best. Sometimes staying home can cost you.
Use home equity loan to pay for school?
If a home equity loan is needed to pay for school, here's what you need to know.
The best way to catch up on college savings
You aren't obligated to pay for your kids' college. But here's how you can start to save.
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