Tag: saving for college

10 personal finance tips for college freshmen

Posted on August 11th, 2013

Learning how to manage your finances early on in college can save you time, stress, and money later. And it’s the best way to prepare for unexpected college costs–such as a once-in-a-lifetime study abroad opportunity or that tropical Spring Break vacation you want to take with your roomies.

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What happens to my 529 plan if my child gets a scholarship?

Posted on August 2nd, 2013

You thought you were doing the right thing by investing in a 529 plan to save for your child’s college. But what if your student receives a scholarship that covers most, if not all, of his or her college expenses?

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10 ways to save on college costs

Posted on July 19th, 2013

Who wouldn’t love to pay less for their college degree? Check out this slideshow from US News Education to find out how you can save on college costs and make your money go farther once you’re enrolled.

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Will having a job reduce a student’s financial aid for college?

Posted on July 11th, 2013

Many prospective and current college students don’t realize that their income and assets are taken into account when they apply for financial aid, just like that of their parents. So should students be worried about earning too much money and receiving less financial aid if they have a job?

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Is a 529 plan right for me?

Posted on March 19th, 2013

A 529 plan is an investment plan that allows families to put aside money tax-free and use it to pay for educational expenses later. It sounds like a great idea, but it’s not the right choice for every family and could actually reduce your eligibility for financial aid later. Read on to learn about the benefits, drawbacks, and things to consider before investing in a 529 plan.

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