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Parents' guide to college

Parents of college students, don't sell the house just yet. If you're feeling the death-grip of college tuition and room-and-board fees, don't panic. There are plenty of ways to keep up with tuition -- and your kids -- for less.

 
Stretching your cash
Paying for college in hard times

Don't let a financial crisis push your child's college education off track.
Plus: What you should know about private loans

 
Figuring out financial aid

Loans, grants and scholarships are all considered financial aid. Here's a guide to the lingo of award letters and deadlines.

 
Cashing out a college fund

Should you pull the money out when the market's in limbo?

 
What college account should you use first?

Want to maximize student aid? Spend the student's money first -- here's how to do it correctly.

 
College on an installment plan

Tuition's still too pricey for your wallet? Don't stress out, there's help.

 

 

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