College Grants and Scholarships
May 20, 2013
When the job market stinks, many college students take refuge in graduate school, figuring the time and money spent getting a master’s degree will boost their career prospects. But with the interest rate on student loans doubling to 6.8 percent...
May 17, 2013
My parents always encouraged/expected me to do well in school, and I realized the only way I was going to be able to get a good-paying job was to study. The only obstacle standing in my way was money. At a very young age, I realized my parents...
May 15, 2013
Don't get me wrong — I'm all about setting goals. But when goals are fuzzy or unfocused, they can start to hold you back.
May 14, 2013
It’s decision time for new college applicants, and the choice can be hard. Which school should your child accept, if there’s a choice, and will you live — financially — to tell the tale?
Too many students pay too little attention to a...
May 10, 2013
Low-income students are increasingly bypassed when colleges offer applicants financial aid, as schools compete for wealthier students who can afford rising tuition and fees, according to a public policy institute's analysis of U.S. Department of...
May 6, 2013
College kids thinking about taking an an unpaid internship or an entry-level job in an expensive city...
May 2, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — May is synonymous with college graduations. But since college graduation isn't always synonymous with "lots of money," consider learning how to become a clever...
April 22, 2013
This is the time of year when high school seniors start to calm down and their parents start to get anxious. The students have received those coveted college acceptance letters, so they know they are going to go somewhere. But how will Mom and...
April 18, 2013
Yes, there’s a little-known loophole in the law. You might be able to reduce the payments to a percentage of your discretionary income. But first, a few facts on PLUS loans (Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students).
PLUS loans are available...
April 15, 2013
Just the other night, my husband asked me for an update on our finances. He’s a second-year medical school student, so he has zero time to manage our bills and accounts. That’s my job, and I love that he trusts me to ...