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Paying For College: Start the Conversation
Talking about college costs and how the family will meet them shows your kids or parents (the conversation can go both ways!) that college is important and so is working together to make informed decisions.

Be A Smart Consumer: Choose a College You Can Afford
There are many things to think about when choosing a college – cost is usually one of the biggies. Here are some tips for choosing a college that makes financial sense and helps you achieve your goals.

Be A Smart Consumer: Compare Colleges And Schools
When you’re deciding which community college, four-year college, university, graduate school, technical school, or vocational school to attend, it’s important to be a smart consumer.

How To Make A Budget: A Primer For College Students
If you’re getting ready to go to college – or already enrolled in school – you need a budget. Here’s how to create one... it’s easier than you think.

Sticking To A Budget: A Primer For College Students
The best defense against overspending is a good game plan. Here are some simple tips for managing money while you’re in school.

10 Budgeting Tips
Setting and sticking to a monthly budget can give you peace of mind. With a budget in place, you can more effectively manage your money, save for large expenses, and prepare for emergencies.

Budgeting for Student Loan Repayment
The average student leaves college with about $25,000 in student loan debt, the monthly payment on which is approximately $280.  Avoid the financial strain by putting together a budget to make sure you're covered.

Student Loan Forgiveness
If you have federal student loan debt, you might be eligible for student loan forgiveness. Learn more about loan forgiveness programs and qualifications.

Student Loans: What To Do If You're Behind On Payments
If you’re behind on payments on your student loans, don’t panic! There are several steps you can take to remedy the situation.

Student Loans And Hardship
If you’re having trouble making your student loan payments, or are anticipating that you may have trouble in the future, due to various circumstances, you may qualify for relief due to hardship.

Student Loans And Bankruptcy
Most student loan debt doesn’t go away in bankruptcy. Here are the facts about student loans and bankruptcy.

Budgeting for Study Abroad
Study abroad can be a life-changing experience, but it can also be very expensive, especially if you're unprepared. We have steps and tips for setting up a study abroad budget.

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