Talk to Your Teen About Financing College
Oct14

Talk to Your Teen About Financing College

by Suzanne Shafer, Parent Editor If you have a college-bound teen you’re well aware of the cost of college – it’s high. In a 2013 story in Business Week, one graduate confessed she had given up on her student loan debt of $186,000. She is not alone. With the nation struggling under a $1 trillion student debt crisis, stories like hers are nothing uncommon. For the first time ever, the national student loan default rate exceeds the...

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Don’t Miss the FAFSA Show
Sep28

Don’t Miss the FAFSA Show

The FAFSA Show is a must-see for anyone interested in money for college. Don’t miss it! It’s the most important thing you can do for college money.

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How to Break the Financial Aid Award Letter Code
Apr12

How to Break the Financial Aid Award Letter Code

To break the financial aid award letter code, Sallie Mae — the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company — recommends the following tips in the infographic below. See SallieMae.com/AwardLetters for more information about paying for college.

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Parent College Coach Tip #105: Be Realistic About Student Loan Debt
Apr01

Parent College Coach Tip #105: Be Realistic About Student Loan Debt

We are approaching May 1–the final decision deadline for college. Part of that decision is making wise financial choices. Do you or your student want to graduate with student loan debt?

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Parent College Coach Tip #100: Be Prepared for the Financial Aid Award
Feb26

Parent College Coach Tip #100: Be Prepared for the Financial Aid Award

Any time now, parents and students will be receiving their financial aid award packages. Parents wait with great anticipation for these figures; because for many, it could mean the difference between a student’s dream school and their second or third choice college that offers substantial financial aid.

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#CampusChat Q&A with Celest Horton: How to pay for college
Nov23

#CampusChat Q&A with Celest Horton: How to pay for college

Did you miss #CampusChat on Nov 17? No worries, we’ve got the recap Q&A with Celest Horton on How to pay for college.

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