College Finance

College Finance

Best Ways to Help A Grandchild Pay for College

How you help a grandchild pay for college can have a big effect on financial aid…taxes…and estate planning. Here are four options.

Loans

How to Save Big on Refinancing Education Loans

A sharp drop in interest rates means students and parents can save thousands of dollars by refinancing education loans while reducing monthly payments.

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

10 Common Mistakes When Paying for College

Paying for college is complicated. The ways that colleges decide on aid packages can seem mysterious, and the number of…

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…