popular topics in paying for college

  • School and Learning
    Student Loans
    Private College Loan Perils
    Private College Loan Perils Nearly 50% of undergraduate private student loan borrowers fail to exhaust their low-cost federal student loans to finance their college education.--Consumers Union report Alison Rabil, the director of financial aid a...
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    Financial Aid
    Winning the Financial Aid Lottery
    Winning the Financial Aid Lottery It used to be that you could try for that reach school and if you got in, you didn't have to worry because everybody who got in, who needed money, got money. Today, however, as colleges are asked to fund more an...
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    Financial Aid
    Workshops for Parents of High-School Students
    Here are some parent workshop ideas and some advice for the parents of high-school students. Learn how to find training in college prep, financial aid, at-home motivation, reading, and more. ...
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    Saving for College
    Get the Stats: Teens and College Finance
    Is your teen ready to manage money when she goes off to college? Take this quiz from the College Parents of America to find out. ...
  • Teens
    Kids and Credit Cards
    Reality Check: Kids and Credit
    How much do you know about kids and credit? Take our quiz and find out! ...
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    Scholarships
    What's the Scoop on Scholarships?
    How much do you know about scholarships? Take this quiz -- you might be surprised! ...
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    Student Loans
    Student Loan Primer
    Student Loan Primer Our parents always told us that hard work was the only road to success, but if they're so "successful" why are we stuck with all these student loans?--Wake Forest University student, CollegeHumor.com In the summer of 2007, th...
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    Scholarships
    The Scholarship Scam Quiz
    Do you know how to recognize the signs of a scholarship scam? Quiz yourself and find out. ...
  • Teens
    Teens and Money
    Talking About Money with Your College-Bound Child
    Talking About Money with Your College-Bound Child It is the summer after high school graduation and you are trying to mentally prepare yourself for the changes that are ahead. You have to get in some last mothering fixes before your baby leaves...
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    Saving for College
    Containing the High Cost of College
    Containing the High Cost of College Mom-isms To matriculate is to enroll in something, usually a college or university. Your child is matriculating into college. You, at this time, are matriculating into a new group, too—the elite group of mot...
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    Student Loans
    Repaying Your Student Loan
    Repaying Your Student Loan Piggybank on It Your child can consolidate your various loans so that they're treated as if he had only one loan outstanding. This means he'll make only one monthly payment instead of monthly payments on each loan he ...
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    Financial Aid
    How to Seek Financial Aid for Your Teen
    How to Seek Financial Aid for Your Teen Here are the tasks you and your teen will need to take care of during his senior year. (Expect him to do as much as possible; it's a great way to learn the way the world works.) Call the financial aid of...
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    Scholarships
    Finding the Best College Scholarship for Your Teen
    Finding the Best College Scholarship for Your Teen Enterprising students may be able to snatch thousands of additional dollars in scholarship money— the more you look, the more you'll find. To find out what scholarships and grants are out the...
  • School and Learning
    Saving for College
    Nontraditional Options for College Savings
    Nontraditional Options for College Savings Traditional methods of saving for college are still popular, but there are some newer and more creative methods of saving, as well. You really should sit down with a financial advisor, who will assess ...
  • School and Learning
    Paying for College
    Financial Responsibility and Higher Education
    A parent wants to teach his son financial responsibility, but is not sure how much to help with tuition for college and beyond. ...
  • School and Learning
    Saving for College
    The Cost of Higher Education
    The Cost of Higher Education Yearly costs at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, have topped $34,000 a year, while students at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., pay about $33,000. An education at the University of Pennsylvan...
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    Financial Aid
    Tips for Students: Hunting for College Money
    Tips for Students: Hunting for College Money All right, so now you've been looking at colleges and you probably know where you want to apply. You might be nervous if you're applying to some expensive schools, but don't worry – there is financial...
  • School and Learning
    Scholarships
    Watch Out! (A Warning About Scholarship Scams)
    Watch Out! (A Warning About Scholarship Scams)There are many places out there that will let you search large databases of scholarships for those that meet your needs, but you have to be careful. Some of these are not legitimate, and many of them ...