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Tap 529 plan for student condo payments?
A 529 plan can pay for room and board. Be sure you've studied the rules.
Smart use of your employee tuition benefit
Having a tuition benefit at work is a help. Here's how to make the money go even further.
Unexpected ways to save for college
Need help paying for college? Try these savvy, nontraditional ways to save money.
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.
Know tax rules when changing college plans
A 529 plan is a great way to save for college. Is there a tax hit when shifting from one plan to another?
6 ways smartphones can aid a college search
Apps and mobile-friendly websites help students pick the right college at the right price.
Refi or home equity loan for school costs?
Paying for college? A refi, home equity loan and financial aid are among your options.
Funding 529 with bonds hurts financial aid
Grandma can cash in her bonds, open 529 plans and dodge the taxman, too. Here's how.
Tap 529 plan funds to repay student loan?
Wondering if you can take from your 529 plan to pay your student loan? Here's our lesson.
College savings should begin with 529 plan
College costs can be huge. Here are some good ways you can begin saving for your child.
6 reasons colleges may increase your financial aid
Don't cry just yet -- colleges will hike your financial aid in some circumstances.
5 social media scholarship opportunities
These social media scholarships can help friends and tweeters pay for college.
Home loan options for paying college costs
Good news: You have equity in your home. How can you use it for college?
Move 529 plan to prepaid college tuition?
Florida now offers a cheaper college savings plan. Is this 529 plan right for you?
Tips for parents of new college students
An expert offers tips for parents helping their teens with the transition to college life.
Parent eyes $110K HELOC for kids' college
Here's a lesson for tapping a home equity line of credit to pay a child's college costs.
Unspent Coverdell ESA options are limited
You have an education savings account. Don't flunk a real-life test by failing to spend it.
6 back-to-school supply tips from teachers
Teachers dole out lots of lessons, but when it comes to school supplies, the rule is simple: Less is more.
Getting your student a credit card
Don't give your college student the keys to your credit card without some driver's ed.
5 colleges you can go to for free
College is pricey, but these institutions offer a chance to earn a degree tuition-free.
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