Sallie Mae and Gallup Poll released its 2016 annual study of how parents pay for college. Parents are helping more, using more of their own income and savings, while students are taking out more and larger amounts of student loans. Students are also working more, and two out of five of them are living at home to help keep costs under control. When all is said … [Read more...] about How Most Americans Pay for College
Saving for College
The start of fall semester is right around the corner, which means it's time to start getting yourself organized to head back to school. Are you worried about how you are going to stretch your college funds to cover all your expenses? Over the next three weeks, I am going to give you some tips for saving money on school costs. Tip #1 is to buy used text books. Did you know … [Read more...] about Back to School Money Saving Tips: How to Buy Used Textbooks
Top 4 Military Aid Programs for the College-Bound by Mara Strom With the cost of college skyrocketing (the national rate of inflation on tuition is 7.2% a year -- and rising), many students are looking for creative ways to pay for school. Did you know that enlisting in the US Armed Forces, Coast Guard or the National Guard could you help you fully fund your … [Read more...] about Serve Your Country; Fund Your Future
It's never too early to start planning for how you are going to pay for your child's college education. Saving for college is critical. Public Universities tend to raise tuition every year! It's scary to imagine what that cost might be eighteen years from now. If you have just had a baby or plan to have one very soon here are a few thoughts you might want to consider. … [Read more...] about Saving for College – Start Planning Early
We've all read the statistics that a college graduate earns $1 million more over their lifetime than a non-college grad. That's a pretty compelling reason to go to college, isn't it? But is it accurate? Or does it depend on what you study? And therefore, what kind of career you will pursue when you graduate? A new Georgetown University study has found that yes, indeed, … [Read more...] about How Much Is Your College Degree Really Worth?