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College & Education

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Income-Driven Repayment Plans for Federal Student Loans – Guide

Student loans are one of the most significant debt burdens Americans face, and for many Americans, that debt has become unmanageable. But defaulting on student loans can have dire consequences. An income-driven repayment plan can help — and for some, even lead to loan forgiveness.
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22 Ways to Pay for Grad School (With or Without Student...

More students than ever are heading to graduate school. If you’re one of them, you may be wondering how to pay for it, especially if you already have undergraduate student loans. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to pay for graduate school without getting you into overwhelming debt.
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What Is a Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA) – Rules &...

Student loan debt is growing six times faster than the U.S. economy. Fortunately, the government offers a tax-advantaged account called a Coverdell education savings account to help you save and invest money for higher education. Is it the right choice for your family?
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15 Ways College Students Can Save Money on Back-to-School Supplies

If you’re heading to college, you’re likely experiencing a whole new level of sticker shock, even if your parents are helping you pay. College is expensive — really expensive. Fortunately, there are many ways to save money on back-to-school and dorm room supplies.
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9 Best College Student Checking Accounts in 2021

If you’re a student looking for a place to park your money without excessive fees or unrealistic balance requirements, check out the impressive array of low-cost, low-balance checking accounts available to students. These are among the top FDIC-insured checking accounts for U.S.-based students.
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How Much to Put Into College Savings Accounts – Amounts by...

With college costs on the rise, parents and students may be wondering how much they need to save. The amount depends on a variety of factors: the parents’ budget, school costs, and where the student wants to attend school. Learn more about savings methods like 529s and how much you should be saving.
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31 Ways to Reduce or Avoid Overwhelming College Student Loan Debt

Roughly 7 in 10 college students graduate with student loan debt averaging around $30,000. If you want to dodge that bullet, follow these education strategies before you enroll, during your college years, and after earning your college degree to reduce or avoid student loan debt entirely.
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12 Ways Grandparents Can Help Students Pay for College

With more time under your belt to build wealth, you may be in a better financial position to help your grandkids reduce or avoid crippling student loan debt than their parents are. Here are 12 options to help out with tuition and other education costs.
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9 Ways to Save Money on College Textbooks

The cost of textbooks is going up rapidly, and it shows no signs of slowing down. If the start of the semester has you scrambling to afford all the books you need, there are ways to save money without skipping out on buying them entirely.
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What Is a PLUS Loan – Application Requirements for Parents &...

Scholarships, grants, and federal direct loans don’t always cover the high cost of education. That’s where PLUS loans come in. They allow parents or grad and professional students to borrow everything else they need to pay for education. But before you sign, it pays to know what you’re borrowing.
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Graduate vs. Undergraduate Student Loans – How These Debts Differ

If you’re heading to graduate school, you may already feel like a student loan pro if you’re familiar with undergrad loans. But there are some key differences between graduate and undergraduate loans for both federal and private student loans. This is what you need to know.
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Coverdell ESA vs 529 College Savings Plan – Differences & Comparison

Planning for education expenses early lets parents spread out the cost and use tax-advantaged accounts to build up savings. ESAs and 529 plans are similar tax-advantaged investment accounts that let you do just that. Which is right for you? Read on to learn about the pros and cons of each.