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College & Education

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Your Options for Paying Back Federal Student Loan Debt

So you’ve graduated from college or graduate school and – like the vast majority of students – borrowed money to get your degree. Now...
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Should You Refinance Undergrad Student Loans Before Grad School?

College is expensive, and grad school just means piling on even more debt. If you’re heading to grad school, you may be wondering how to reduce the overwhelming student loan debt. It starts with figuring out what to do with all those undergrad loans before taking on even more.
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Student Loans Explained – Understanding Types, Repayment & Deferment

Every year, millions of Americans enroll in colleges and universities, and about two-thirds of students borrow money to do so. If you’re considering a student loan or are already in student debt, it’s crucial to be well-informed. Read on for a guide to student loans, repayment, and deferments.
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Cosigning for a Student Loan – 15 Risks to Consider

Taking out federal student loans doesn’t require a co-signer. But it’s a different story for private loans. If your college student has maxed out their federal loan options and still needs more money, they may ask you to co-sign on one. But don’t sign on the dotted line without all the facts.
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Should I Take Online College Classes? – Pros & Cons, Questions...

If you're planning to enroll in a degree program, there's a solid chance you can complete the required coursework remotely. But before committing to online learning, you must understand the pros and cons of distance learning and know how to evaluate potential programs and courses. Find out how.
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14 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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Are Online Degrees Worth It? – Cost, Perception & Downsides

Online degrees offer many advantages, including flexibility and lower average costs. But not all employers give online degrees equal weight to traditional degrees. And the choice you make has significant implications for your career, finances, and lifestyle. Is an online degree right for you?
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16 Best Online Colleges With Accredited Degree Programs

More colleges are offering online degree programs than ever before. These are the best accredited colleges with these programs, some from major universities. Pick one, and enjoy more affordable housing than campuses provide, no long commutes, and (often) a much lower price tag.
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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.
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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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15 Jobs That Qualify for Student Loan Repayment & Forgiveness Programs

Student loan debt can be a huge burden on new graduates just starting out in their careers. Fortunately, there are programs to help with repayment, including forgiveness, cancellation, and loan repayment programs (LRPs) specific to your chosen career. See which ones you might qualify for here.
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How to Help Your Kids Prepare for Financial Independence (at Every...

Sending your child to college is one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking milestones on your path to raising independent adults. But how do you make sure they’re financially prepared? Whether college is years away or looming large, there are many strategies to help you plan, survive, and thrive.