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Five Practical Financial Tips for College Students

College can be one of the best times of your life, albeit stressful and difficult at times, but a valuable point in one’s personal life and growth.  College can also be one of the most expensive.  As we have written before, the average 2016 college grad left college with $37,172 in student debt.  Here are five practical financial tips for college students.
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FAFSA Tips – Do it Early & Honestly

FAFSA can equal money for college parents. However it is best if you file early and take care to answer honestly. Those are always topics we aim to discuss in a clear and transparent way for college parents.
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Most Families Say College is Worth the Cost

83% of families believe students will earn more money with a college degree.
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FAFSA – Do it Early & Honestly

FAFSA can equal money for college parents. However it is best if you file early and take care to answer honestly. Those are always topics we aim to discuss in a clear and transparent way for college parents.
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Students and Families Pay More Out of Pocket as Grant Aid Fails to Keep Up with Moderate Increases in Tuition and Fees

All college parents and families will benefit from the insights from the annual Trends in Higher Education report by the College Board.  The capacity of families to contribute to an ever-growing cost of college is a pressing matter that is seen best in the context of general wage stagnation contained in this 2017 report.
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Last Minute Tips for Paying For College

Unlike nearly every other bill your family pays, you may be surprised to learn that your student bill for college may never arrive in your mail box. In fact, if the college mails a bill, it will almost certainly be addressed to the student. 
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Getting ready to pay for college? You’ll want to see this.

How America Pays for College 2017, a national study by Sallie Mae® and Ipsos, looks at undergraduate families’ attitudes toward college, how much they spent, and the sources they used to pay for it. Did you know scholarships and grants cover 35% of college costs? That’s the largest share in a decade. Nearly half (49%) […]
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Five Financial Tips for College Students

College can be one of the best times of your life, albeit stressful and difficult at times, but a valuable point in one’s personal life and growth.  College can also be one of the most expensive.  As we have written before, the average 2016 college grad left college with $37,172 in student debt.  Here are five practical financial tips for college students.
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Understanding Award Letters

Many times — maybe too many — high school seniors are just so happy to be accepted to their dream school that they don’t give a second thought to the financial implications of their college choice. Then reality sinks in when they start digging into the details of college award letters. At College Parents of America, […]
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The Importance of Filing the FAFSA Early and Honestly

Money. Money for college. Those are always topics we aim to discuss in a clear and transparent way for college parents. First, financial aid isn't always as simple as qualifying according to need--when you file also matters. Also, defrauding the government with regard to financial aid is a terrible idea.