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Say No to Student Loans: 4 Ways to Pay for College Without Going Into Student Loan Debt

“Free” money that doesn’t require repayment and doesn’t charge interest is the best option for college funding, because you aren’t the one paying and you don’t have to pay it back. Some of these options have relatively specific...

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GoodCall Special Report: The Real Cost of College

It's no secret that tuition makes up the bulk of the financial burden of college. Today, yearly tuition costs have reached an average of $32,405 for a private, non-profit four-year college, $23,890 and $9,410 for public four-year colleges (for...

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Comprehensive Guide to 529 College Savings Plans

Below Figure 1 shows how savings in 529 plans have been growing at the same rate, more or less, as student loans, according to data from the Federal Reserve. Figure 2, however, more clearly shows that the total amount of 529 college savings held by...

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GoodCall’s Complete Guide to College Financial Aid

Scholarships can be offered through several avenues: schools, companies, organizations and more. A scholarship is a financial gift given to the student. Unlike other types of financial aid like student loans, you do not have to repay a scholarship....

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How International Students Can Pay For College

In order to study in the United States, you have to actually be allowed in the country. That’s why it’s important to know what the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says about studying in the U.S. There are certain requirements your...

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The Fully Accessible Guide to Paying for College for Students with Disabilities

The first step in anyone's financial aid search is to fill out the FAFSA mentioned earlier. The government uses the form to determine whether applicants qualify for grants, loans and work-study programs, and many colleges also require it for their...

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What Will Higher Education Look Like 5, 10 or 20 Years From Now?

Students and families will focus more on college return on investment, affordability and student loan debt Change takes time. And for higher education, there won't be a complete revolution in five years. However, there should be a lot of progress,...

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Should You Get Your Master’s or Ph.D.? How to Determine if Grad School is Worth It

Costs vary from program to program and from school to school. Below is a sample of several tuition costs: According to David Bakke, a personal finance expert who blogs at MoneyCrashers.com, those who are thinking about grad school also need...

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