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7 Ways to Save Money on College Dorm Room Essentials

Sending your college student to live in a dorm or college apartment for the first time is exciting, emotional and expensive. But it’s possible to set up a miniature home-away-from-home that’s comfortable and functional without breaking the bank. Check out these tips for saving money on dorm room essentials.   Find Out What’s Included and A...


Easy Ways to Save on College Costs

As students prepare to descend on college campuses across the country, it's the perfect time to discuss saving on college costs. While the cost of tuition is a non-negotiable, there are many more ways you can save on the overall costs related to receiving a college degree. Here are several ways you can save on college costs: Leave the Car at Home ...


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What Your Kid Doesn’t Need for College

Sending your kid off to college is exciting, nerve-wracking and above all – expensive! On top of tuition and housing costs, your newly minted college student is going to need all the essentials to create a home away from home. The costs can add up fast. But the good news is there are several pricier items that might seem like necessities, but rea...


What You Need to Know Before Borrowing Money for College

A weak economy and rising tuition costs have forced student loan debt levels into the spotlight. People from all walks of life and backgrounds struggle with payments. In fact, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reports student loan debt has even surpassed credit card debt in America. If you need a loan to pay for college, be sure to consider t...


Financial Tips for Older College Students

Whether you're going back to school to finish a degree you started earlier in your life, or you're planning to attend college for the first time as an adult, congratulations! You'll see your efforts pay off in the form of higher lifetime earnings. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the expected lifetime earnings of an individual who only has a...


Money-Saving Tips for College Students

Today’s college students must navigate a far different financial landscape than those who graduated just a few years ago. Tuition is higher, jobs are scarce and personal debt levels are rising. Yet despite these warning signs, many young adults don’t realize the impact of poor money management until they’re ready to enter the workforce or pur...


Financing a College Education

The challenge of getting ready for college today has become a growing problem for many students and their families due to: 1. Growing enrollments and greater numbers of student applicants pressing against limited college facilities, faculty, and other resources. 2. Rising costs of attending college, including increasing tuition costs that hav...