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How to figure out student loan costs

Use Bankrate’s student loan calculator to determine how quickly you'll pay off your college loans. Read more

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Planning for college financially is no easy task, but we can help. We offer scholarships that help pay for school. Learn more.

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College Finance

Can 529 plan pay for student rent?

If you think a 529 plan can go only toward tuition and fees, you need to do your homework. Read more

Take school aid from boss?

Your employer offers a tuition assistance benefit. Will you regret taking the money? Read more

Fund 529 plan with savings bonds?

Need to save for college? Use your savings bonds without taking an income tax hit. Read more

6 ways to get more financial aid

Don't cry just yet -- colleges will hike your financial aid in some circumstances. Read more


College Finance Basics

Education-savings plans

Paying for college is a big burden for families. Here are tax-favored savings plans to help bear the cost.

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