In August, students all over the country are heading to college, so let’s cover tips to save money at college. Whether this is your first year or sixth, you can make your money go further with some wise strategies that involve more than just pinching pennies.
When paying for college, my recent posts have covered scholarships and college savings accounts. Now let’s turn to the last resort, college loans. After you have selected an affordable college; been awarded grants, scholarships, and work study; paid what you can from savings to get the tax credits; and used… Read more »
Let’s continue my blog series on paying for college with a look at tax breaks for college. Anyone can get government assistance in the form of tax breaks for saving and paying for college. By the time a child is ready for college, parents have had 18 years to save… Read more »
I have covered many college search and financial aid topics in the last few posts, so let’s pull it all together with practical financial aid advice. Rates, amounts, and qualifications for financial aid change frequently, so it is important to check on current information. In a future post, I’ll list… Read more »
In my last post, I discussed scholarships and grants for college. Now let’s turn to what we really want to know – how to find scholarships. Scholarships are the goal of most parents and students since they reduce the amount you have to borrow or pay for college. Unfortunately, there… Read more »
Let’s continue our series on searching for the right college with the good stuff – college scholarships and grants. It’s tempting for parents to put off saving for college with the hope that their child will get a college scholarship, but the reality is that only a tiny portion get athletic… Read more »
It’s been a busy summer and nearly time for a new school year. This year, I have a senior who is starting the college search process, so I will be devoting the next few blog posts to what I have learned about searching for a college. I expect to update… Read more »
You may not have thought much about all those mounting student loans when you were acquiring them, but they eventually become due. In 2013, the average student loan debt topped $28,000. The level of student loan debt has now passed credit card debt in America and is only exceeded by… Read more »