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  • Unsubsidized Loan - Definition and Overview of Unsubsidized Loan Created: Monday, April 27, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
    Definition and overview of an unsubsidized loan for students and educational expenses.
  • Five Music Scholarships that Can Help Musicians Pay for College Created: Sunday, August 10, 2008 Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013
    A list of five music scholarships that every musical student should know about.
  • Save Money For College Tuition with Budget Car Rental Coupons Created: Saturday, November 08, 2008 Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013
    Information on budget rental car coupons that not only help save money, but also pay college tuition rewards towards your UPromise account.
  • Discover Student Loan Consolidation Rates Created: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013
    Learn how to calculate student loan consolidation rates, the interest rate cap, and how to apply for student loan consolidation.
  • Tax Deduction for NYS 529 Contributions Created: Monday, May 26, 2008 Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013
    New York State offers a substantial tax deduction to residents contributing to the NYS 529 College Savings Program. Learn more here.
  • Use Fafsa4Caster.com to Estimate Your Federal Aid Created: Thursday, May 22, 2008 Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013
    If you're curious about your Federal financial aid eligibility, learn how to use Fafsa4Caster.com, the Department of Education's calculator.
  • The Missouri College Savings Plan Deduction for MO Residents Created: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 27, 2013
    Missouri offers a "per tax return" deduction to residents who contribute to a Missouri 529 plan. This article includes an overview of the deduction, its potential value to taxpayers, and instructio...
  • How to Fill Out a Federal FAFSA Form Video Created: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
    A Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, form is an invaluable resource for those looking for money to help pay for their college education. This video will show you how to fill out a ...
  • How to Use T-Bills for College Savings Video Created: Monday, April 22, 2013 Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013
    One way that parents save for their children's college education, is with T-Bills. Learn what T-Bills are, and why they are a safe investment for college tuition.
  • How to Choose a College Savings Account Video Created: Monday, April 22, 2013 Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013
    There are many options available when it comes to saving for college. Learn what savings accounts are the most popular, and which options right for your needs.
  • Money Market Safety - The Basics of Money Market Safety and Risk Created: Friday, September 19, 2008 Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013
    A basic overview of money market safety including an explanation of money market fund structure, FDIC and SIPC insurance, and researching fund safety.
  • Five Questions to Ask Your College Account's Investment Advisor Created: Friday, September 05, 2008 Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013
    A breakdown of the five most important questions to ask the investment professional who is helping manage your child's college account.
  • How to Calculate Future College Costs Video Created: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2013
    The thought of paying for college is a daunting task for everyone. However, figuring out how much you need to save shouldn't be. In this About.com video, learn the resources for calculating the cos...
  • Quick Tip: What is a Coverdell ESA? Video Created: Sunday, January 13, 2013 Updated: Sunday, January 13, 2013
    A Coverdell Educational Savings Account is a great option for parents to save for their children's education. In this video, learn What a Coverdell ESA is, and if it's the right investment plan for...
  • How to Use Savings Bonds for College Savings Video Created: Monday, December 17, 2012 Updated: Monday, December 17, 2012
    Savings bonds are an effective way to save money for college if you prefer to play it safe with your money. Get an overview of how to use savings bonds to save for college in this video from About....
  • How to Use IRAs for College Savings Video Created: Monday, December 17, 2012 Updated: Monday, December 17, 2012
    Individual Retirement Accounts, or IRAs, can be effective savings accounts for college. Learn about how to use an IRA to save for college in this how-to video from About.com.
  • Top Reasons Why College Costs Rise Video Created: Friday, December 14, 2012 Updated: Friday, December 14, 2012
    College costs are rising at an alarming rate, and there are a few reasons why. This video from About.com will go over why college costs keep rising so quickly.
  • Quick Tip: What is an Expected Family Contribution? Video Created: Friday, November 16, 2012 Updated: Friday, November 16, 2012
    An Expected Family Contribution is the dollar amount that influence how much financial aid a student can receive for college. Learn more about the Expected Family Contribution, FAFSA, and Student A...
  • Quick Tip: What is a Custodial Account? Video Created: Friday, November 16, 2012 Updated: Friday, November 16, 2012
    A custodial account is used to hold and protect assets for a minor until they reach the age of majority in their state. Learn the advantages and disadvantages to custodial accounts with this About....
  • Quick Tip: What is a Section 529 Savings Plan? Video Created: Friday, November 16, 2012 Updated: Friday, November 16, 2012
    A Section 529 Savings Plan is a tax-deferred option for funding a college education. Learn more about how a Section 529 Savings Plan works in this About.com
  • How to Plan Out Repaying Student Loans Video Created: Friday, November 02, 2012 Updated: Friday, November 02, 2012
    Student loans can be a huge burden for many, but they can be a lot easier to deal with if you've planned out how to repay them. This video from About.com will show you the best ways to plan out rep...
  • Quick Tip: How Much Can Board Cost? Video Created: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
    Board can vary in cost depending on whether you use a meal plan or not. This About.com video will explain how much board can potentially cost in college.
  • Quick Tip: How Much Can Tuition Cost? Video Created: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
    College tuition can fall anywhere in a wide range of costs, depending on a number of factors. This About.com video will explain how much tuition might cost.
  • Quick Tip: How Much Can Room Cost? Video Created: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
    Room can cost different amounts of money depending on the college you're at, your living arrangement, and some other factors. This video from About.com will explain how much room can cost.
  • Quick Tip: What is Board? Video Created: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
    Board is one of the main expenses you'll incur as a part of paying for college. This About.com video will explain the meaning of board in the context of college costs.
  • Quick Tip: What is Room? Video Created: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
    Room is one of the main expenses to be paid as a part of going to college. This About.com video will explain the meaning of room when describing college costs.
  • Quick Tip: What is Tuition? Video Created: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
    Tuition is one of the three major costs of going to college, and it's the one you're probably the most familiar with. This video from About.com will explain the meaning of tuition.
  • Quick Tip: What is a Stafford Loan? Video Created: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
    Stafford loans are a really useful option for students looking for money to pay for college tuition. This About.com video will explain what Stafford loans are.
  • Do You Think Universal Life Insurance is a Good College Savings Vehicle? Created: Sunday, July 12, 2009 Updated: Thursday, January 12, 2012
    About.com users chime in on an insurance agent's recommendation to use Universal Life Insurance as a college savings vehicle, based on the promise that it will result in more financial aid than oth..
  • Should the Government Use Tax Dollars to Fund Loan Forgiveness Programs? Created: Saturday, July 11, 2009 Updated: Thursday, January 12, 2012
    Reader discussion about whether the government should fund student loan forgiveness programs for graduates with taxpayer dollars.
  • Four Tips for Cutting College Housing Costs Created: Saturday, December 31, 2011 Updated: Sunday, January 01, 2012
    Tips on cutting down on college housing costs for parents and students trying to save money.
  • Five Tips to Lower Hidden College Costs Created: Saturday, December 31, 2011 Updated: Sunday, January 01, 2012
    Tips for lowering the hidden costs of college including medical and travel expenses.

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