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With student loan debt exceeding credit card debt, building a college savings plan could help prevent you from going into debt when paying for your child's college. Dave Ramsey talks about the do's and don'ts for building that college savings. more

Mar 15, 2016 1:46 PM financial aid

Potential Magazine has found a few tried and true methods of saving for college as well as a few creative and painless to save and help further your child's education. more

Nov 16, 2015 3:56 PM budgeting

One-third of students are graduating with no student loan debt at all. And although the average student loan debt of recent grads is about $29,000, 58 percent of students borrowed less than $10,000 To learn more, view or download our free student... more

Aug 4, 2015 10:37 AM DYK

You can save an average of $5,000- $24,000 on college costs each year by participating in grade acceleration programs like Dual Enrollment, Accelerated High School, and Early College while still in high school. more

Jun 5, 2015 12:59 PM DYK

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Mar 11, 2015 12:34 PM scholarships

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened on Jan. 1. This need-based aid goes on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply now at fafsa.gov. BONUS: You can also use the FAFSA4caster tool here to get a sneak peek of the estimated more

Feb 3, 2015 10:10 AM DYK

Think back to high school. As an 18 year old, what did you know about personal finance? Could you make a monthly budget? Did you even know what compound interest was? A recent study by Citizen’s Financial Group highlights the regrets of former stude more

Jan 26, 2015 9:53 AM financial aid

President Obama has increased Pell Grants by $1,000 a year, created the new American Opportunity Tax Credit worth up to $10,000 over four years of college, and capped student loan payments to 10 percent of monthly income. more

Jan 5, 2015 9:35 AM DYK

Students with an ACT score beginning in the upper 20s are eligible for a full tuition scholarships at most public colleges and universities. For example, more

Nov 14, 2014 10:07 AM DYK

The average student loan debt levels for graduating seniors rose from $23,450 in 2008 to $29,400 in 2012. That's a 25% increase! more

Nov 14, 2014 10:01 AM DYK

Colleges have the ability to award the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) at their discretion to undergrads who demonstrate financial need. This need-based grant ranges between $100- $4,000 a year. more

Nov 4, 2014 9:59 AM DYK

The Financial Aid process starts on Jan 1 but you can get a sneak peek of what you can expect by going to FAFSA4caster to help you understand your options for paying for college. more

Oct 21, 2014 9:22 AM DYK

Dependent undergrads can't borrow more than $31,000 in four years for a federal loan (unless their parents are denied a Parent PLUS loan, then students can qualify for $57,500). more

Oct 7, 2014 12:36 PM DYK

Having a co-signer can lead to a lower interest rate on repaying the loan, but according the the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau beware of the following: more

Aug 25, 2014 12:59 PM DYK

By investing in one of SAGE's financial partners, you can earn tuition reward points to get discounts off tuition at participating private institutions. more

Aug 25, 2014 12:55 PM DYK

By investing in one of SAGE's financial partners, you can earn tuition reward points to get discounts off tuition at participating private institutions. more

Jul 31, 2014 12:11 PM Newsletter Archive

Look beyond traditional grants and scholarships, and check out these opportunities for cutting back on college costs without cutting back on education. This list is just a sampling of the unique and promising ways to pay for college more

Jun 5, 2014 3:54 PM the college view

Plenty of students and/or their families have to borrow money to afford college these days, but when it comes to student loans, do you know when to say when? more

Apr 10, 2014 3:47 PM Videos

Teach your teens how to properly manage a checking account with these seven sensible tips. more

Feb 4, 2014 1:40 PM financial aid

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