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Options for filling in the financial gap

Planning how you are going to pay for college can be stressful, especially when your financial aid package doesn’t cover all your education costs, leaving a financial gap. This gap occurs when your college’s total Cost of Attendance exceeds the … Continue reading

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Counting costs

Do you have the money you need to pay for college? One of the most important things you can do to prepare for college is to make a solid financial plan. Figuring out how you are going to pay for … Continue reading

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How College is Different

1974 vs. 2014 Quite a bit has changed since the 1970s, and not just your dad’s hairdo. Check out how the college experience is different today from what it was 40 years ago. Income information taken from the U.S. Census … Continue reading

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How to make the most of your budget in college

Life is full of surprises. Maybe you have an opportunity to take a trip related to your field of study, or you’ve dropped your laptop. Since you want to be sure you have money available when you need it most, … Continue reading

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Don’t forget to file

Last-minute paperwork for high school seniors By now, you’ve probably selected where you’re going to school in the fall, so first off, congratulations! With that big decision out of the way, there are a few loose ends you should tie … Continue reading

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Graduation

Celebrating Their Accomplishments Graduation Day is a wonderful opportunity to show how proud you are of your student. But between planning a party and making sure you get the perfect picture at the ceremony, things can get overwhelming. Here are … Continue reading

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Scholarship samples

As a left-handed woman of tall stature I could’ve applied for $2,000 in scholarships—provided I attended a certain school and didn’t shrink below 5’10″. During this National Scholarship Month, I wanted to give you a reminder that not all scholarships… Continue reading

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Kids and money

Through my years working in college admissions and student lending, I’ve heard many experts talk about financial education for children and young adults. Each expert seems to have their own method for parents to teach their kids about money. Some… Continue reading

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Parent’s poll: How involved are you?

Editor’s Note: In our next few posts, we’re talking to all the parents out there. Whether you’ve got a child who’s planning for college, finishing college, or learning money management, these posts are for you! (—Barbara) Years ago, it was… Continue reading

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PLUS loans or private loans?

When undergraduate students and parents are looking to cover education costs—after using scholarships, grants and Federal Stafford loans, of course—additional borrowing to cover that gap is a common solution. One of the common questions asked at that point is, “Which… Continue reading

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