Discover Student Loans recently conducted their third annual survey of 1,000 parents with children aged 16 to 18 who are planning on college. The results are informative, as always, but have me wondering if we need to rethink how we’re thinking about college and if one of the most important aspects of college choice – […]

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There’s a lot of talk about how to save money on college, but one cost savings measure hasn’t gotten a lot of press in recent years that can be a huge boon to cash-strapped students – CLEP tests. These are College Level Examination Program tests and can be taken in lieu of certain college courses […]

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Over the last decade, textbook prices have risen astronomically – many as much as 82%. Individual textbooks can cost hundreds of dollars and you can easily spend $1,200 or more a year on your books. The absolute worst strategy for buying your textbooks is to go down to your campus bookstore and pluck a new […]

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The best way to deal with student debt is to never accumulate it to begin with – if you’re already deep in debt, we’ve got tons of advice in this blog to help you pay off your loans faster. But if you’re just starting school or heading back to school, today we look at the […]

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Before you know it, the semester will be over and summer will be upon you. If you’re looking forward to a listless summer of binge watching Netflix, think again. If you’re borrowing to pay for school, you absolutely cannot afford to slack off in your coming free months. Every summer day that you idle away […]

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Shopping for a college isn’t like shopping for a pair of shoes – the price isn’t simple to understand and is far more than just a few numbers on a tag. And while the White House recently launched the College Scorecard to help you try and decipher what a given school will likely cost you, […]

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The Chronicle of Higher Education can always be counted on for critical news on higher education, but now they’ve stepped up their info output and have developed a new tool to help parents and students make wiser choices when it comes to college selection. The Chronicle’s new tool is aptly named “College Reality Check” and […]

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Florida Governor Rick Scott has ruffled quite a few academic feathers with his suggestion that students majoring in STEM programs (science, technology, engineering and math) be offered lower tuition than those for other majors that are less in-need. Because Florida – and the US at large – is suffering from a lack of these critical skill […]

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Student loan debt continues to rise both at a national level and on a per student basis. Graduates are coming out of school with debt close to $27,000 and many are finding they are unable to make their loan payments. Over half of student loans are now in deferment and the default rate is in […]

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