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Things to Consider When Planning for Your Child's College Education

Providing children with a college education is frequently a financial planning priority. When your kids are young, you have many college savings options. If your children are older, helping them pay for [more…]

Saving for Your Child’s College Education

When you have young children and surplus cash, saving for college costs in advance may be your best option. Assume that you want to have enough money available to pay for your newborn child to attend community [more…]

Savings Vehicles for Your Child's College Education

To save money to fund your children’s college education, you can open an Education Savings Account, take advantage of a 529 Plan, or invest in Series EE and I Savings Bonds. But how do these college savings [more…]

Finding Financial Aid for College

Federal financial aid programs are intended to make up the difference between what your family can afford to pay and what college costs, and it's available to virtually everyone. If you think your income [more…]

Federal Financial Aid Options for College Students

If you’re a soon-to-be college student looking for free money, you may want to familiarize yourself with the major categories of federal student aid. The following list describes the forms you fill out [more…]

Tips for College Scholarship Applications

Getting free money to help pay for college is a worthy ambition and an achievable goal. Just bear in mind that you have to spend some time filling out scholarship applications. Keep the following tips [more…]

How to Protect Yourself from College-Aid Scams

As you fill out applications looking for free money for college, you may encounter some people and organizations trying to take money away from you rather than help you pay for your education. Following [more…]

Free $ For College For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you’re looking for free money to help pay for college, you need to know what forms you need to fill out and what types of aid are available — and you need to be prepared to fill out any number of applications [more…]

Available College Savings Plans

Do your research when you're deciding on a college savings plan — not all savings plans are created equal. What works best for your neighbor may not be the best choice for you. Listed below are some college [more…]

Eliminate Wasteful Spending to Save More for College

Trimming the fat from your budget is one way to start saving, or start saving more, for college. You can do this without cutting out the necessities or sacrificing the fun [more…]

Section 529 and Coverdell Account Sunset Provisions

Although the existence of Section 529 plans and Coverdell Education Savings Accounts seems fairly established, many of the specific regulations governing them aren't. The following list describes some [more…]

529 and Other College Savings Plans For Dummies Cheat Sheet

When you're ready to start saving for college, check out the different savings plans available so you pick the one best for you. Find out how you can cut wasteful spending from the budget to contribute [more…]

Borrowing Money for Your Child's College Education

After you've tapped out all other options, borrowing money to pay for college is your last resort. Your student should exhaust her borrowing options before you consider taking on any debt to pay for her [more…]

How to Apply for Financial Aid for Medical School

Applying for financial aid of any type means entering a complex world of regulations and interest rates. The starting point for medical school financial aid, like undergraduate financial aid, is the Free [more…]

Explore the Cost of Medical School

You’re probably well aware that medical school is expensive but may be unsure of exactly what costs are involved. Medical school tuition, while the largest expense, is not the only one you’ll face. In [more…]

Resources for Minority and Disadvantaged Medical School Applicants

There are programs in place to help minority and disadvantaged applicants prepare for, apply to, and pay for medical school. Minority or disadvantaged students can make their dream of going to medical [more…]

How Socioeconomic Background Can Affect Application to Medical School

Socioeconomically disadvantaged applicants are underrepresented within medicine, so medical schools take such disadvantages into account when they review applications. Medical school cost, lack of exposure [more…]

Higher Education Expenses That Qualify for 529 College Savings Plans

Parents (and other relatives) who fund Section 529 plans need to be very conscious of what constitutes a qualified higher education expense and what doesn't. The following table lists qualifying higher [more…]


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