College Finance

Loans

Student Loan “Relief” Is Often a Scam

Instead of getting you relief from your student loan debt, these scams could plunge you into default.

College Finance

College Discounts Are Negotiable

Colleges’ official tuition numbers are just the starting point for negotiation. Here’s how to get the biggest tuition discount possible.

Loans

Student Loan Debt Is Falling—On Women. Here’s How to Help.

Women now carry nearly twice the burden of student loan debt that men do. Here's why—and how families can help.

Savings

Savings for College Just Got Trickier Under the New Tax Law

The new tax law has made a big change in how you can use a 529 college saving plan, and it has made saving for college even more tricky.

College Finance

Avoid These Costly College-Savings Mistakes

A 529 college-savings account can be a great way to save for your child’s or grandchild’s college costs while getting big…

Loans

Paying Off a Student Loan?

Avoid These Costly Mistakes The cost of college has skyrocketed in recent decades, and so has the burden of student…

Loans

How to Get Cash Back for College

Paying for your purchases with credit cards could earn you money for a child’s college education. It even might help…

Loans

The Student-Loan Forgiveness Hoax

The Internet is littered with ads promoting the Obama Administration’s Student-Loan Forgiveness Program. There have been TV ads about it,…

College Finance

State College Tuition Soaring—What to Do

In-state tuition and fees have soared over the past 10 years at many state colleges, some of which charge more…

Scholarships

Hidden Traps in Employer Tuition Programs

The coffee chain Starbucks drew a lot of attention recently when it announced that it would cover the cost of…

College Finance

Are Need-Blind Colleges Lying?

Officials at The George Washington University (GW) recently admitted that the school’s admissions policy is not truly “need-blind,” as it…

College Finance

How to Pay for College Now That Loan Rates Are Soaring

Tuition bills are due in August at most colleges, and many families still don’t know how they’ll pay what could…

College Finance

College Financial-Aid Bait and Switch

Approximately half of all colleges lure incoming freshmen with appealing ­financial-aid packages, only to slash those aid packages in future…

College Finance

8 College Admissions Myths

And what it really takes to get in Many high school students and their parents don’t fully understand the college…

College Finance

Get More Money for College—Avoid These 6 Traps

To get the most financial aid possible for college, you and your child need to understand how the complicated eligibility…