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Choosing between Federal and Private Student Loans

Wouldn’t it be great to have enough money -- whether scholarships, grants, income or savings -- to cover all the costs? Unfortunately, with sky-rocketing college costs, this is not the reality for most families. The gap filler for most is a loan. This then begs the question of which loan is best for you.

Three Dos and Don’ts For College Scholarships

Federal and state governments, colleges, and private third-parties offer grants and scholarships to help pay for college.

Unlike other parts of the financial aid package, grants and scholarships are free money, they don’t have to be repaid like loans or earned such as a work-study award. 

Three Keys to Saving for College

Saving a dollar today is better than borrowing one tomorrow® – particularly for college.   Here are three tips to help you build a nest egg for college.