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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

Bankrate Scholarships

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

Tap HELOC to cover college costs?

Here's a lesson for tapping a home equity line of credit to pay a child's college costs. Read more

Can I tap unused school funds?

You have an education savings account. Don't flunk a real-life test by failing to spend it. Read more

Teachers' 6 back-to-school tips

Teachers dole out lots of lessons, but when it comes to school supplies, the rule is simple: Less is more. Read more

Getting a student credit card

Don't give your college student the keys to your credit card without some driver's ed. Read more

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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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