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Monday, April 14, 2014

Making a financial stretch is key to saving for college

Reuters – Liz Weston

“Parents who aren’t saving for college could learn a lesson or two from low-income parents who do.”(more)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Paying Off Student Loans Puts A Dent In Wallets, And The Economy

NPR – Staff Writer

“Weighing in at more than $1 trillion, student loan debt is now larger than total credit card debt. Morning Edition recently asked young adults about their biggest concerns, and more than two-thirds of respondents mentioned college debt.”(more)

What You Don’t Know About Financial Aid (but Should)

The New York Times – Richard Perez-Pena

“In fact, consumers have more tools than ever to decipher college prices and financial aid. College websites are required by law to have net-price calculators, to help people estimate what they would really pay, rather than relying on inflated sticker prices.”(more)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Some Common Misconceptions About Paying For College

NPR – Eric Westervelt

“In reporting on students of college costs and financial aid, I kept running into misconceptions about paying for a degree. Here are some of the most common ones.”(more)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

FINANCIAL LITERACY: Push For More Education

WHO TV – Dan Winters

“During his Condition of the State address, Governor Branstad praised a financial education course for freshmen at the University of Northern Iowa. He gave it credit for reducing the amount of debt students carry when they graduate.”(more)

Monday, February 10, 2014

How asking for aid could hurt your college chances

Reuters – Liz Weston

“Filling out the federal financial aid form known as the FAFSA “is one of the first and most important steps” to getting a college education, First Lady Michelle Obama told a group of parents and students attending a FAFSA workshop at a Virginia high school on Wednesday.”(more)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The great college aid game: Ways students can avoid full sticker price

The Christian Science Monitor – Barbara Kantrowitz

“For five New Rochelle High School seniors who have applied to colleges, January has been spent facing a new pile of forms – for financial aid. Most students never pay full tuition, but it takes savvy help to make that happen.”(more)

Monday, January 6, 2014

Column: ‘Saving for college hurts financial aid,’ and other myths

Reuters – Liz Weston

“Saving for college, applying for admittance and getting financial aid can all be complicated processes, so it’s not surprising that many myths have sprung up about paying for education.”(more)

Thursday, December 12, 2013

World Bank Provides $390 Million More to Education Projects in Bangladesh

Education News – M. Nadeem

“The World Bank has approved a total of $390 million in additional financing for two ongoing projects to improve education in Bangladesh…“Investing in education is investing in a country’s future”, said Johannes Zutt, World Bank Country Director for Bangladesh and Nepal.”(more)

Monday, October 28, 2013

12 financial aid questions to ask during your college search

Oregon Live – Brent Hunsberger

“While you can’t apply for federal financial aid until Jan. 1, though, it’s never too early to buff your financial-aid profile as well.”(more)