Most people aren’t in a position to provide an expensive college degree to each of their children. After setting aside money for an emergency fund, life insurance, mortgage payments and the cost of living, that’s okay! As a parent, you’ve got a responsibility to take care of your child – and yourself – financially. After all, you can’t take out a loan for retirement. Fortunately, you don’t have to pick up the tuition tab to help make college more affordable. In this article, we’ll show you 5 other options.
Category: College Planning
College decision letters are on their way to a home near you. Maybe someone in your household is expecting one soon. What you might not be expecting is the lean financial aid award package that accompanies many college acceptance notifications.
According to the College Board, the cost to attend in-state public colleges averaged $25,290 for the 2017-2018 year and private colleges averaged $50,900. Wondering what goes into those costs? It’s time to do the math on college and the means of getting there. Here are the 5 main categories to consider.
Most people come out of college these days with some kind of student debt. Those monthly bills may seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be difficult to manage your private student loan payments. From pre-college to post-college, it’s important to practice good financial habits when it comes to your student loans. Here our top tips to being a responsible borrower.
As we approach the start of another academic year, more families are learning about student loans. Education finance can be confusing and, if you’re like most people, you’ve probably stumbled over the terminology. Before signing on the dotted line, here are 12 student loan terms you need to know.
Student loan repayment isn’t easy, but it’s definitely possible. With a little strategic planning and a lot of self-discipline, you can slowly but surely tackle your loans. Here are six tips to get you on the right track when it comes to dealing with student debt (and any debt).
If you’re looking for a cosigner, you’re not alone. Over 90% of private student loans include them. There is a lot to keep in mind when trying to find a good candidate. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind as you move through the process.
Congratulations, you’ve put in the hard work and graduated from college! So what’s next? Finding a place to live, starting a new a job or purchasing a new car? If it’s not already on your list, getting your financial house in order is a great place to start off in order to afford all of those items on your wish list. After all, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.