• Increasing ROI on Your Investment in College

    Increasing ROI on Your Investment in College

    Calculating a precise Return on Investment (ROI) of a college degree is less important than taking actions that will result in better returns. We can put the calculator away and think simply about how to increase the Return on Investment for education. Maximizing educational ROI boils down to: Minimizing the total amount paid for college […]

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  • What to Know about the FAFSA® Form: Current & Future

    What to Know about the FAFSA® Form: Current & Future

    This article will: Tell you why filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) is important no matter what your family income may be, Discuss the Academic Year 2023-2024 FAFSA® form, and Outline the likely changes to the FAFSA® form to be used in 2024-25

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  • Plain talk: what student loan forgiveness means for you

    Plain talk: what student loan forgiveness means for you

    There is something for just about everyone in President Biden’s Student Debt Relief Plan: current undergraduates, graduate students, and parents alike. But, as with all government programs, the devil is in the detail. This article will help you figure out which of the new benefits applies to you.

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  • Beyond Tuition: How to Manage Other College Costs

    Beyond Tuition: How to Manage Other College Costs

    College costs continue to rise, and if you’re concerned with how you’re going to pay for it, you’re certainly not alone. Understanding the total cost of college, not just the tuition, and how to manage those costs is important.

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  • Student Loan Basics: Which is better for you – Federal or Private Student Loans?

    Student Loan Basics: Which is better for you – Federal or Private Student Loans?

    Picking a student loan that meets your needs requires an understanding of some basic concepts. This article explains the difference between undergraduate federal and private loans.

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  • National 529 Day is May 29th: Celebrate the Ways 529 Plans Can Help You Achieve Your Dreams

    National 529 Day is May 29th: Celebrate the Ways 529 Plans Can Help You Achieve Your Dreams

    In the 1990s, Congress passed legislation to create 529 college savings programs to help families create a nest egg for college. With terrific tax benefits and lots of flexibility to move money among beneficiaries, an estimated 15.7 million current account holders have saved more than $480 billion.

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  • Celebrate 529 Day and Move Your Higher Education Goals Forward

    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 […]

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  • What to Do with a Lousy Financial Aid Package

    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.

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  • Financial Aid 101: How much did you get?

    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 […]

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