Depending on your family’s financial situation, federal aid may cover some or all of your student’s tuition, housing, books, supplies and other college expenses. While some types of aid, like student loans, need to be repaid with interest, grants and work-study earnings do not need to be repaid. Qualifying for…

Students and families are eager to reduce their cost of college spend time finding and applying for outside scholarships awarded by private companies. While many think that scholarships are available only for those with significant academic or athletic achievements, there seemingly endless other ways to win scholarships, from those honoring…

The transition to college is an exciting time, full of anticipation for the next chapter of life. But with new opportunities come uncertainties, from financing an education to picking the right courses. “Paying for college and having kids leave the house is new territory for most parents and children. But…

Recent high school and college graduates are entering a new fiscal reality, and Michelle Singletary at The Washington Post has tips and advice for how to prepare them. This article covers everything from basic budgeting and credit cards to retirement plans and mortgages.      It’s going to be a whole…

If you’re struggling to make ends meet, you may want to consider a deferment or forbearance. These options may help avoid becoming delinquent or defaulting on your loans.

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