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Celebrate 529 Day and Move Your Higher Education Goals Forward
May 29th (5/29) is National 529 Day and by extension May is frequently known as 529 Month, both great reminders and opportunities to save and invest for college. But remember, as May comes and goes, every month is a good time to save for college. Getting started, saving systematically (month over month), and putting time on your side are the keys to achieving your college savings goals and fulfilling your higher education dreams. Even small contributions made consistently can make a big difference over time and reduce your reliance on borrowing.
What to Do with a Lousy Financial Aid Package
The excitement of a college acceptance letter can be quickly replaced with anxiety if the financial award (a.k.a., the Package) is a bust. Here are some tips to evaluate the Package and what to do if it falls short.
Financial Aid 101: How much did you get?
College admissions decisions are arriving – a joyous time for students relishing their success. A disappointing moment when dream schools say no. No matter which, these emotions will soon be overrun by the reality of making a school choice. And then figuring out how to pay the coming college bill. Lurking under it all: how much student loan debt will be required to get to graduation?