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Helping your child apply for financial aid can be time-consuming and confusing. Learn tips to help avoid common pitfalls during the financial aid process.

When you created a budget for college, you probably factored in tuition, a meal plan and room and board. These are bound to be the highest costs throughout college, but may not represent the full price of sending your child to college. There are several costs that can easily be…

The majority of students going through the college selection process face the same question: should I stay local, or head elsewhere? Not only is it a lifestyle preference, but where a campus is located can also have big financial implications on the average annual cost of college. Before you decide…

When it comes down to it, the big question on every college-bound family’s mind is: how much is college going to cost? The answer to that question varies from hundreds of thousands of dollars to nothing at all. Somewhere in the middle lies the real answer for the majority of…

As founder of College Liftoff, Aaron Greene has helped thousands of teenagers find a college that fits academically, socially and financially. Your Teen recently caught up with Greene to find out what parents should consider before starting the college admissions process.  How do you approach college admissions? It’s really a lesson in…

Most students don‘t have a lot of money, a fact that doesn‘t surprise some. College is often the first time many students are responsible for their own finances. Working a low-paying job, scraping by and having student loans awaiting after graduation can seem overwhelming. However, students can build better financial habits…

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