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Making Sense of Financial Aid Award Letters

Those Financial Aid award letters have finally arrived. Learn how to make sense of them

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You Can Make Extra Money in College

College expenses can really add up. Here are some ways you can earn money to help pay them.

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Get to Know STEM Scholarships for Women

Thinking about majoring in a STEM field? Read about STEM scholarships for women.

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Admitted to Your Dream School? Now What?

You’ve got college choices. Learn how to make the right one for you, your goals, and your budget.

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It’s Time to Have the Student Loan Money Talk

Debt regret happens for college graduates. Talk with your child now to ensure they don’t have it.

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7 Smart Ways to Pay for College Expenses

You finally know the where and when of college. Now, learn how to pay for it.

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6 Helpful Scholarship Tips to Get You Money

Learn about how to find college scholarships and the best way to go about applying for them.

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8 Ways to Reduce College Costs

Need a little help managing the total cost of college? Here are 8 smart steps you can take.

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Complete the FAFSA Now

Need financial aid to make college affordable? Here’s a quick guide to completing the FAFSA.

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10 Ways to Find Scholarships and Grants for College

College is expensive, but help is out there with scholarships and grants. Learn how to find them.

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FAFSA 2024 – 2025 Revisions: What They Mean to You

The FAFSA application is getting a makeover for 2024 – 2025. Learn what the changes mean to you.

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How to Lower Your Debt After College

Need a little extra help managing student loans and other debt? Here’s how to get some relief.

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15 Money Mistakes College Students Make

Get off to a great start in college by learning to avoid common financial mistakes students make.

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Top Tips for Refinancing Student Loans

Thinking about refinancing the student loans that made college possible? Read before you proceed.

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How to Pay for Vet School

Ready to realize your dream of becoming a vet? Learn about smart ways to pay for vet school.

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Should I Refinance My Vet School Loans?

Worried about vet school debt? Here are things to know before you refinance vet school loans.

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Kick Start Your College Financial Planning

College is coming soon! DO make sure you’re ready with financial planning for college now.

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Do’s and Don’ts for Finding the Right College

Ready to find the college for you? Learn how to build your college list with these Do’s and Don’ts.

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13 College Search Tips for Juniors and Seniors

Need extra help with your college search? Read on for tips on how to find the school for you.

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How Do Families Handle “Unmet” Need?

How much money will you need to come up with after financial aid is applied? Learn how to find out.

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How to Get into Vet School

Want to turn your love of animals into a veterinary career? Learn how to get into vet school.

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Get Ready for the Real World

It’s getting real! Life in the real world is about to begin. Learn how to prepare for success.

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Financial Terms You Should Know

Want to learn how to master your money? Start by getting to know these common money terms.

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Do’s and Don’ts of Your Financial Life

Ready for an important adult conversation? Let’s talk about money and what you need to do/not do.

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What to Do When Bank of Mom and Dad Closes

You crushed college. Now, ace your financial future – without the help of Bank of Mom and Dad.

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Start a Side Hustle in College

Need a little extra money to help with rising school expenses? Start a side hustle in college.

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How to Start Building Credit

Ready to get a jump start on the real world? Learn how to build credit as a college student.

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What’s the Difference Between a Debit and Credit Card?

Debit and credit cards may look alike, but they’re very different. See which card is best for you.

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Smart Ways to Manage a Student Credit Card

College is a time to build financial independence. Learn how having a student credit card helps.

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The Best Budgeting Apps For Students

Need extra help managing your money? Learn how our top app picks can help you ace Budgeting 101.

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How To Get a Student Loan Without Your Parents’ Support

Yes, you can pay for college on your own! Here’s what you can do to get the loan you need.

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Are Private Loans a Good Idea to Pay for Medical School

Looking to pursue a medical or advanced nursing degree? Learn how private loans can make it happen.

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Get in the Habit of Saving Now

College is hard. Saving money now to build a brighter future doesn’t have to be. Learn how to save.

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Budgeting 101

Ace personal finance in school and in life with these budgeting tips for college students.

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Should I Borrow Money to Get an MBA?

Wondering if an MBA is worth the price of admission? Here’s a guide to help you decide.

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Get Ready for the 2023 – 2024 FAFSA

Looking for financial help with college? Take note of these important FAFSA details for 2023 – 2024.

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What’s Income-Driven Repayment on Federal Student Loans?

Here’s what you need to know about income-driven repayment plans and why they may be a good option.

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Lessons in How to Pay for Law School

Thinking about law school but wondering how to pay for it? Where there’s a will, there are ways.

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True Confessions of a Helicopter Mom

Senior year can be bittersweet for your child and you. Learn how to prepare and enjoy the ride.

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Parents – Get Ready for the College Journey

College planning isn’t just for your child; it’s for you, too. Learn how to prepare for the ride.

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How to Finance That Advanced Degree in Health

Thinking about getting an advanced degree in a health profession? Here’s what you should consider.

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Financially Prepare for College This Summer

College is about to begin. Learn the steps you can take now to get off to a great financial start.

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The Tuition Bill Is Here! Now What Do I Do?

That tuition bill is finally in your hands. Here are some smart ways to get it paid.

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Must-Have Items for Your Freshman Year

College move-in day is getting close. Here’s a list of items you’ll want to take along.

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How to Pay for Grad School on Your Own

Thinking about attending grad school to get ahead? Here’s what you need to consider now.

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Is College Worth the Investment?

College is expensive, but it’s still a smart investment. Learn the reasons why.

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Student Loans Texas Style: Learn the Big Secret

With soaring education costs, debt is likely to be part of your college experience. You can be ready for it.

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Student Loan Smarts: Choose the Right Loan Option

Federal loans, private loans, or both? Learn how to find the loan option that works for you.

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Going Up! Parent PLUS Rates Rise to 8.05%

The interest rate on Parent PLUS loans will increase starting on July 1. See what this means to you.

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What is College Decision Day? Making the Right Decision – for You

Having a hard time choosing where to go to college? Consider these factors when making your decision.

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Are Parent Loans Right for Your Family?

You know college is happening. Now, get to know the parent loans that can help you pay for it.

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Is an Extended Repayment Plan Right for Me?

Applying for a private loan? Make sure you choose the right repayment option when you apply.

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Guide to College Planning: Milestones for Seniors

Make the most of your senior year with this helpful month-to-month college planning guide.

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What Expenses Do Student Loans Cover?

Tuition. Fees. Room and board. Books. Know what college costs you can pay with your student loans.

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Coming in Hot: Be Prepared for FAFSA® Deadlines

Need help paying for college? Know the deadlines for the application for Financial Aid.

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How Do I Know if I Need a Co-Signer?

Learn how a co-signer could help make it easier for you to qualify and save on a student loan.

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Federal or Private Loan: What’s the Difference?

Financial Aid not enough to cover tuition? Get to know your loan options and which is right for you.

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Math Mystery Solved: What Is a Debt-to-Income Ratio?

Get a quick lesson on one of the most important factors lenders use to qualify you for a loan.

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8 Smart Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

The key to borrowing for college is having a good credit score. Learn how to boost yours.

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Write a Winning Financial Aid Appeal Letter

Experienced changing financial circumstances that could impact Financial Aid? Here’s what to do.

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Senior Year Parent’s Guide: Get Ready for Takeoff?

College will be here before you know it. Our senior-year parent guide can help get you ready.

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