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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

Is prepaid tuition plan best?

Florida now offers a cheaper college savings plan. Is this 529 plan right for you? Read more

Tips for parents of college kids

An expert offers tips for parents helping their teens with the transition to college life. Read more

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


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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