Back To School? Back To The Piggy Bank

NPR – Claudio Sanchez “So if you add up all the college costs that students and parents probably didn’t plan for — the stuff that isn’t tuition and room and board — how big is that number? The National Retail Federation estimates that, this...

Top educator agrees: FAFSA needs to change

The Seattle Times – Katherine Long “One of the biggest obstacles for parents with college-going children is filling out the FAFSA, the federal government’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The form asks more than a hundred detailed questions about...

8 Tips For Taking Out Student Loans

Forbes – Staff Writer “Considering that the average student loan borrower graduates with more than $26,000 in debt, you need a strategy to keep your loan debt from ballooning out of control. After all, student loan debt could affect your or your child’s...

3 Important Financial Considerations for College Students

Ed.gov – Megan McCusker “Despite the heavy financial burden, most of us understand the necessity of a college degree. Report after report make evident that education is one of the most significant factors in upward economic mobility. Still, college...

7 Options to Consider if You Didn’t Receive Enough Financial Aid

Ed.gov – Justin Chase Brown “The reality of college costs is that many families find themselves struggling to pay the entire college bill, despite having already filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and receiving federal, state, and...