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How Are You Going to Pay For It?

According to Sallie Mae’s How America Pays For College, about 2/3 of families who borrowed to pay for college planned to do so. That means that 1/3 of borrowers did not intend to borrow, but something happened that changed that plan– perhaps college cost more than they thought, or their aid package changed, or their ability to pay changed. Chances…

Is College Worth It?

With college costs going through the roof, it’s natural to wonder if college is actually worth it. The answer, according to several recent reports, is YES. In its recently released Rising Above the Threshold report, the Institute for Higher Education Policy found that a college degree provides value for about 93% of students, with public colleges reporting even higher rates:…

How to Visit Colleges

It’s June, which means we’re coming up on peak college visit season. If you’re heading out to see colleges, here are some tips to get the most out of your visits. But first, some rules. Rule #1 of college visits: If you’re a high school student checking out a college, sign up for an official visit. Not only will you…

It’s Graduation Time!

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you might remember this or this or this— none of which seems to have happened all that long ago, even if it seems like it was in a different lifetime. Which is a roundabout way of saying, my kiddos are graduating from college this year. In fact, one already graduated and…

529 Plans: How to Get Money Out

My social media feeds are full of prom and graduation pictures, which means it’s time to talk about how you get money out of the 529 plan to which you’ve been diligently (or otherwise) contributing. First of all, a 529 plan isn’t like an HSA or medical savings account where you get a debit card to use for your purchases….

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