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College debt blues

Do this before borrowing

Doing some homework before you take out college loans can help you avoid crippling debt.


College Financing 101

When will your degree pay off?

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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.Read more

7 things to know about 529 plans

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Riding the FAFSA train

Completing this form is a crucial step in obtaining federal, state and school aid.

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Student Loan Averages
Product Rate Change Last week
Stafford Loan-in school 4.29%  0.37 4.66%
Stafford Loan-after school 4.29%  0.37 4.66%
Plus Loan 6.84%  0.37 7.21%
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