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How to Make College Worth the Cost

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College is expensive. But most research still suggests that a college degree is a good indicator of career and financial stability. You just need to figure out how to make that tuition bill a little less scary! read more

5 Reasons to Keep Student Loan Debt to a Minimum

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Author, Money Crashers Advisor

There are many ways to reduce the cost of college--some are easy, some require a little work. However, cutting down on how much money you need to borrow for school is always worth the effort. read more

Advice for College from Higher Ed Experts: Brendan Coughlin, Financial Planning

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President, Education Finance, RBS Citizens Financial Group

Stressing about those incoming (and practically unknown) college costs? Put your mind and wallet at ease with these insider insights. read more

Protecting The College Investment: Five Things Parents Need to Know

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Founder and Principal Consultant, Popp & Associates, LLC

The pricetag for an undergraduate college degree seems daunting and insurmountable. However, there are steps parents can take to ensure the college investment is a favorable one. read more

Finances and Your Child's Future

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Assistant Editor, Online Specialist

In the college search, you're helping your student take his or her education--and life--to the next level. But this step doesn't come without a high cost, being one of the most important investments of one's life. read more

I got into my #1 college, but my family can't afford the tuition; what should I do?

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First and foremost, it is important that you and your parents have an open discussion about the general realities of how much your family can pay for college. read more

Who can help me complete my financial aid forms?

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Applying for college financial aid can be complicated, but here's a suggestion that is so simple you might actually overlook it. If you and your family need help completing the forms, ask for it. read more

Financial Aid Help

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Associate Vice President of Planning, Enrollment Management, and Student Affairs, California State University, East Bay

College costs alone deter thousands of qualified students every year from applying to schools where they might flourish. This is a shame! With some advanced planning, a little patience, and a willingness to ask questions, you may find that there are more affordable options out there than you think. read more

How to Find Scholarships for Science Majors

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Scholarship Search Strategist, College Prep Ready

The costs of attending college are rising at alarming rates each year. The majority of students and their families will have to accept a financial aid package (including scholarships, grants, and loans) to cover those costs. Students--whether you are a college freshman or senior--you can help to minimize the amount of loans you will need to pay for college. read more

The Insider's Guide to Student Financial Aid

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Vice Provost for Enrollment, Dean of Admissions, Vanderbilt University

Figuring out how to pay for college can be as confusing as deciding where to attend. The goal is to help you find the best fit in every way. read more