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11 2022-2023 Avoidable FAFSA and Renewal FAFSA Mistakes

How to Maximize FAFSA Efforts
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FAFSA Simplification Costs Large Families Big Money

How Future FAFSA Changes Affect Families
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5 Tips for Cutting Textbook Spending in Half

How to slash textbook prices by half
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Why You Need Tuition Insurance Before College Starts 2021

What Tuition Insurance Covers
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5 Surprising Facts About AP Classes

Low AP Scores Boost College Success
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Discounts or Scholarships? 50% off a College Education?

It may sound strange, but if your family received a “scholarship” to buy a car would it lead you to buy it?  We encourage college parents to consider the implications for your own college admissions experience and be careful to understand the difference between a true scholarship from what would otherwise be viewed as a […]
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Eight Ways to Help Pay for College

The National Commission on the Cost of Higher Education reports that the cost of higher education has risen dramatically. Between 1987 and 1996, the cost of attending public institutions rose by 132 percent, and the cost for private institutions increased by 99 percent both during a period of relatively low inflation with a modest 52 percent increase in family disposable income.
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A Bigger Tax Break on Tuition for College

Who wants more tax breaks? Everybody.Who deserves a greater tax break on the cost of college tuition? All current and future college parents and that means you, the members of College Parents of America.One of our greatest priorities in the coming months will be to push in Congress the dual notion of greater tax deductibility for the cost of college, and universal eligibility for taking advantage of those deductions.
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College Tip: Know the Risks of Paying for College with Plus Loans

If you can’t afford a college without a PLUS loan, then for many parents and families the college is simply not affordable.
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Balancing Cash, Savings and Financing Options to Pay for College Costs

You were ecstatic when she was awarded that merit scholarship. Even better when she still got a need-based grant. She accepted the admission offer, and then life was a swirl of senior year ceremonies, graduation, parties, and maximizing her last summer before going off to college. You hadn’t really thought more about college costs until […]