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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…
529 education savings plan
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…
Student loans
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.…
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 Jobs & Employment March 30, 2018
Think working at a fast food restaurant is a dead-end job? Think again... The Golden Arches is tripling its tuition…
The best 529 plans to help pay your kids’ education
The best 529 plans to help pay your kids’ education Education February 1, 2018
A 529 plan a tax-advantaged savings plan that is the best way to save for your kids' education. Prior to…
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 Financing Education 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…
This college just lowered its tuition by more than 30%
This college just lowered its tuition by more than 30% Financing Education October 10, 2017
With higher education costs skyrocketing across the country, Sweet Briar College, a women's liberal arts college in rural Virginia, is making…
4 debts you might want to consider refinancing other than your mortgage
4 debts you might want to consider refinancing other than your mortgage Money & Credit September 7, 2017
Financial experts often tout refinancing and consolidation as a great way to help pay off debt, but is refinancing your…
Man pays down $32,000 in student loans in 2 years
Man pays down $32,000 in student loans in 2 years Education August 7, 2017
Some people go to great lengths to eliminate their student loan debt. Going outside-of-the-box to eliminate student debt Such is…
$5 billion in student loan debt could be forgiven — is your debt part of it?
$5 billion in student loan debt could be forgiven — is your debt part of it? College & University July 19, 2017
At least $5 billion in private troubled student loans may be dismissed because paperwork that proves loan ownership is missing. A group…
University of Michigan unveils free tuition plan for some students
University of Michigan unveils free tuition plan for some students College & University June 16, 2017
In the midst of rising costs for higher education, the University of Michigan has announced how it will go above…
5 ways student loans can limit your life choices
5 ways student loans can limit your life choices College & University April 20, 2017
When you’re in school trying to earn a college degree, taking out student loans may feel like a no-brainer. You…
Your approval letter for student loan forgiveness may actually be invalid
Your approval letter for student loan forgiveness may actually be invalid College & University April 14, 2017
The harsh reality of the student loan debt crisis in America seems to be getting worse by the day — with…
12 best ways to find a college scholarship
12 best ways to find a college scholarship Education April 10, 2017
The idea of student loan debt can be pretty terrifying — especially considering the average 2016 college graduate left school owing…
SoFi review: Here’s what this unique lender can do for you
SoFi review: Here’s what this unique lender can do for you Money & Credit March 24, 2017
One of the hot newer companies on the lending and investing scene today is SoFi. SoFi only launched in 2011,…
Top 50 colleges with low student loan debt and high earning potential
Top 50 colleges with low student loan debt and high earning potential Money & Credit January 31, 2017
Despite all the horror stories you hear about student loan debt and the rising cost of tuition, getting a college…
How to qualify for student loan forgiveness
How to qualify for student loan forgiveness Education January 25, 2017
With 43 million Americans struggling to pay of their student loan debt, more and more people are looking for ways…
Student loan giant cheated borrowers, new lawsuit says
Student loan giant cheated borrowers, new lawsuit says Money & Credit January 19, 2017
Navient, formerly part of Sallie Mae, is accused of “systematically” and “illegally” failing borrowers who were trying to repay their…
Easy way to cut the cost of your college degree in half
Easy way to cut the cost of your college degree in half Education January 18, 2017
It'sfinancially smart to get your core classes done at a community college, especially if you're not sure what you want…
Parents paying college tuition may be eligible for a $10,000 tax credit
Parents paying college tuition may be eligible for a $10,000 tax credit Money & Credit January 17, 2017
The American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC),formerly known as the HOPE scholarship credit, can be very beneficial for parents who are…
New app lets you buy used textbooks from fellow students
New app lets you buy used textbooks from fellow students Education November 7, 2016
Nobody likes having to spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars a year on used textbooks! Thankfully, there's a new app…
Staples jumps on hot new employer trend: paying student loans!
Staples jumps on hot new employer trend: paying student loans! Money & Credit November 6, 2016
Top-performing, full-time Staples employees can now get $100 a month, up to $3,600 over36 months, toward their student loan payments.…
The best way to save for your child’s education
The best way to save for your child’s education Education October 31, 2016
There are many ways you can save for your child’s college education -- but Clark's favorite way is with somethingcalled…
College students are blowing loan money on clothes, vacations and alcohol
College students are blowing loan money on clothes, vacations and alcohol Education October 19, 2016
Many college students take on big loans without really realizing what they're getting into,and unfortunately, it very often leads to…
6 ways to keep costs for a college degree less than $10K
6 ways to keep costs for a college degree less than $10K Education October 17, 2016
Student loan debt has reached a record high of $1.3 million for Americans, and it’s rippling through the economy. Analysts…
6 reasons to think twice about co-signing a loan
6 reasons to think twice about co-signing a loan Money & Credit October 4, 2016
If your credit and finances are in good shape and you have friends or relatives who are not in such…
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