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Many grandparents want to help their grandchildren achieve their dreams of college. Unfortunately, how grandparents save or offer assistance can unintentionally reduce a student’s eligibility for financial aid. Knowing some of the rules in advance will ensure that a grandparent’s good intentions are fulfilled without penalizing the student.

If you are a grandparent (or soon to be one) here are a few things to consider when planning to help save for college.








Picking a student loan that meets your needs requires an understanding of some basic concepts. Student Loan Basics empowers you with information to make informed choices to borrow for college and manage the debt after college.

This article explains the important differences between consolidating and refinancing student loans.


Selecting a college has long been a stressful process for high school seniors and their families.  The Class of 2021 also has the added stress of applying during the pandemic. It may sound a little strange, but high school seniors may be able to use the disruption to their advantage.

Here are three tips to encourage students to think outside the box and make a great college choice.