Category: College Planning

Savings Options for College Planning

March 8, 2018 / 1:41 pm

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The National Center for Education Statistics estimates that in the Fall of 2017, 20.4 million students enrolled in a college or university in the United States. According to the College Board, the average tuition for a private college in 2017/18 is $34,740, and between $9,970 and $25,620 at a public university. Those numbers are daunting, especially for families who have …

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College Payment Planning

February 1, 2018 / 5:50 pm

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Now is the time of year when high school students across the country will begin hearing from colleges and universities that they hope to attend. While this can be a very exciting time for families, it can also be very stressful, bringing into sharp focus the cost of higher education. Just like retirement, it’s never too early to start saving. …

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Planning for College Is More Than Just Saving for College

November 28, 2017 / 11:33 am

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If you’re like most people, your baby was barely a week old and you probably thought about the day they would head off to college. The old saying that “with kids, the days are long but the years are short” certainly applies when it comes to planning and saving for college. And as with most things, the more you research …

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3 Simple Tips for Paying Off Your Student Loans

November 2, 2017 / 10:58 am

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Graduating from college often brings about a mix of emotions. On the one hand, you’ve completed an important milestone in your life and should be prepared to embrace the challenges that come next. On the other hand, one of those challenges is going to be paying off your student loans – something you probably didn’t learn a whole lot about …

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3 Common Mistakes Parents Make When Saving for College

October 17, 2017 / 4:13 pm

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When it comes to all the different expenses associated with having a child, few seem to strike fear into the hearts of parents as much as saving for college. You have roughly 18 years to do it, which is plenty of time, but that also equals a lot of money to be setting aside. Therefore, before you start, have a …

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