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New rankings: Most and least valuable college majors
New rankings: The most and least valuable college majors Education August 30, 2019
It's no secret that some degrees pay off more than others, but there are other important factors involved when it…
Walmart offers $1 a day college education: 5 things to know
Walmart to offer employees $1 a day college tuition plan Education June 12, 2019
Your local Walmart may be known for its cheap prices, but now you can add cheap college tuition to the…
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Why you should keep paying off your student loan debt Education April 23, 2019
One presidential hopeful wants to do student loan forgiveness in a big, bold way — but does that mean you…
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How to know if you qualify for student loan forgiveness Education March 14, 2019
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program is pitched as a lifeline for students who emerge with student loan debt from…
Why a bigger 529 plan isn’t necessarily better
Why a bigger 529 plan isn’t necessarily better Education March 12, 2019
It might be tempting to think bigger is better when it comes to saving for a child's future education expenses,…
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How to get your student loans cancelled if your college abruptly shuts down Education December 10, 2018
What happens when a college gets a failing grade and goes out of business? While it's not widely known, there…
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Holiday alert: Ugift helps when a college fund is on a kid’s wish list Education December 3, 2018
If you've got kids and plan for them to go to college, you may be familiar with 529 plans as…
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Where to find scholarships for adult students returning to school Education November 30, 2018
Going back to school in your thirties, forties, fifties, or even later? When you're a nontraditional student who's out there…
These states will help you out with your student loan debt
These states will help you out with your student loan debt Education October 17, 2018
Is student loan debt a terrible financial burden in your life? Good news: Certain states in search of bright, young…
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529 Plans: The Best Places to Invest Your Education Savings Education October 15, 2018
Looking for the best 529 plan to help you save for education expenses? Here's my annual list of the top…
New report: The most and least valuable college degrees
New report: The most and least valuable college degrees Education September 11, 2018
College graduates typically earn more than workers who only obtained a high school diploma, but which college degrees are the…
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Disney to pay 100% of tuition upfront for all hourly employees Education August 23, 2018
The Walt Disney Company has a magical offer for hourly employees: It's going to pay your way in full when…
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How to get free books for back-to-school season! Education August 13, 2018
It's back-to-school season again and that means kids are going to need books for reading at home to help encourage…
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Free or reduced school meals: Income eligibility guidelines for 2018-2019 Education August 2, 2018
It's back to school time and for cash-strapped families, the cost of breakfast and lunch for children can really put…
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Student loans: When should you refinance? Education July 26, 2018
Student loans can be a terrible burden when you're just starting out in life. The average 2016 graduate is now wrestling…
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Should you buy tuition refund insurance? Education July 17, 2018
Paying for higher education is one of the biggest investments — both financially and personally — you can possibly make…
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When is the tax-free weekend in your state this year? Education July 11, 2018
If you've got school-age children, you know it's no small expense to get them ready for class with supplies, clothing,…
10 cities with the highest student loan balances
10 cities with the highest student loan balances Money & Credit June 15, 2018
College tuition costs are rising at unprecedented rates these days. In the United States, student loan debt eclipsed $1.3 trillion…
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529 education savings plans: 7 frequently asked questions, answered Education June 15, 2018
Money expert Clark Howard and Team Clark have talked and written about 529 education savings plans quite a bit in…
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Student loan scam warning: A cautionary tale Scams & Rip-Offs June 14, 2018
Around graduation time, young people headed to college are full of optimism and stoked about what the future may hold.…
9 ways to pay for college without student loans
9 ways to pay for college without student loans Education May 30, 2018
Student loan debt in the U.S. has reached nearly $1.5 trillion — including both federal and private student loans. It's no…
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Clark Howard’s student loan guide Education May 14, 2018
Do you need to borrow to fund college education for yourself or your child? I wrote this guide to tell…
10 graduate degrees that offer the best and worst debt-to-income ratios
10 graduate degrees that offer the best and worst debt-to-income ratios Education April 11, 2018
If you think the cost of a four-year degree is expensive, try piling on another two or more years of…
4 states offer free community college — now a fifth could join their ranks
4 states offer free community college — now a fifth could join their ranks Education April 9, 2018
It's no secret that we have a skills gap in the United States. Millions of high-paying jobs go unfilled because…
McDonald’s triples its tuition assistance to help pay for higher education
McDonald’s triples its tuition assistance to help pay for higher education Education March 30, 2018
Think working at a fast food restaurant is a dead-end job? Think again... The Golden Arches is tripling its tuition…
Why the ‘official bank’ of your campus is likely the wrong bank to do business with
Why the ‘official bank’ of your campus is likely the wrong bank to do business with Banks & Banking March 23, 2018
When you're at a college, have you ever noticed there seems to be one bank that has a lockdown on…
These sites can help you save money on textbooks
These sites can help you save money on textbooks Education January 19, 2018
New school year, new courses, new books... The cost of buying textbooks can do some serious damage to your wallet --…
Why seniors are the fastest-growing segment of student loan borrowers
Why seniors are the fastest-growing segment of student loan borrowers Education January 18, 2018
When you think of people paying off student loans, you may envision a young professional in the working world still…
Saving for education? The new tax bill changes a few things
Saving for education? The new tax bill changes a few things Children & Pets December 20, 2017
If you're saving for a child's higher education, there are some provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that…
8 places you can learn to code for free!
8 places you can learn to code for free! Education October 27, 2017
The future of education is all about lifelong learning, but too many people don't further their education after they get…