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Student Loans – How to Prevent Defaulting on Your Loan?

Student loan defaults have risen for the sixth straight year according to the Institute for College Access & Success. The percentage of borrowers who defaulted on their federal student loans within two years of their first payment jumped 9.1% in fiscal year 2011, up from 8.8% the previous year. A mid-2012 briefing paper by the…

College Tuition: One Price for All Four Years

College is one of life’s big-ticket purchases and figuring out how much it will actually cost you can be difficult.  Starting this year, the Federal government has required colleges to post a net-price calculator on their college websites to make it easier for families to estimate how much college will cost them. The net-price calculator…

USA Today: Most student loans unaffected by upcoming increase in rates

USA Today posted a fantastic article about what you need to know about student loans: You know an issue has reached critical mass when it’s the topic of late-night comedian Jimmy Fallon’s “Slow Jam the News” segment, and none other than President Obama shows up to help. The subject of the slow jam? On July…

Fox Business: Saving for Tuition vs. Retirement: Which is More Important?

A couple of weeks ago, Fox Business posted a great article about saving for tuition vs retirement. Here’s what it said: After watching their retirement funds get pummeled by the financial crisis at the same time the cost of college tuition continues to rise, many parents are faced with a difficult choice: contributing towards their…

Worried About the Expense of College?

College has a way of sneaking up on parents. Are you ready? Our one-hour workshops provide parents with steps they can take right now to lower the cost of college. Are you financially prepared to enter the most expensive time period of your life? All of our workshops offer steps you can take to get…