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Choosing a college? 4 money tips to consider

Kelly Dilworth

If your high school senior is just now receiving his or her college acceptance letters, congratulations! This is an exciting time for all. Before you get too wrapped up in comparing college rankings, now’s the time to sit down with…
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Parental support for college students prolongs dependence

Kelly Dilworth

College students who get financial support from mom and dad may have trouble leaving the nest for good, according to a new study published in the journal Social Currents. The study found that college students who receive financial help from…
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Financial perks of working through college

Sienna Kossman

Working through college may put students at risk for a more expensive and longer education experience, but a part-time job after class can do more than soften the financial blow of rising tuition costs.
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6 financial tasks to complete before stepping foot on campus

Sienna Kossman

If you are getting ready to head off to college for the first time (or are a parent preparing to drop your college kid off at school), here are six things you can do before leaving home to make sure you’re more financially prepared for college than I was.
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How I financed 2nd college degree, balancing work, study, family

Karen Queen

Heading back to college for a second degree presented a number of financial challenges I didn’t have the first go-round. I got through it by weighing all my options carefully, juggling numerous demands — and getting a little lucky.

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