Make sure you cover all your bases when starting the student loan process with your college student. Plus, a discussion guide and worksheet that you can use in 'the talk.'
You won't know how much college will cost if you don't understand financial aid and scholarships. Here's a full overview of how it all works, with our best tips for finding the most generous schools out there.
The earlier you start saving for college, the more prepared you will be. There are lots of ways to save, some of them tax-free. The most well-known is the 529 Savings Plan.
Financial aid and scholarships can reduce the cost of college. They can be based on academic merit, financial need, or other factors - and your aid will vary by school.
College is an investment - and a big one. There are a lot of expenses involved beyond tuition. Learn what it actually costs to go to college, and how much you should budget.
College is expensive - but it can really pay off. The college you go to, and your major, will shape your future salary and job opportunities.
Need to fill a gap in funding for college? Student loans are available from the government or private lenders. Nearly 70% of college students took out student loans last year, and 14% of parents took out Parent PLUS loans from the government.
Learn whether the value of your home will be counted in financial aid calculations, and the impact on your aid.
See what your payments on multiple student loans with different interest rates will be and calculate the total amount you’ll pay.
Take our fun personality quiz to get some suggestions about where to start your search.
Non-tuition expenses can add tens of thousands of dollars to the cost of your education! Our budget template will help you calculate what you'll need.