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Kiplinger

Tax-Free Money for College

8/9/2012, 9:04 am from Kiplinger in Personal Finance, College

My son will be starting college next month. What documentation do I need to give to the company that administers the 529 plan to be able to withdraw the money tax-free for the college bills? … Read More

Kiplinger

How to Monitor Your Kid's Grades

8/8/2012, 9:10 am from Kiplinger in Personal Finance, College

Sorry, you'll have to ask your child to provide the school with written permission. Students over age 18 or attending college have legal control over their educational records and must waive… Read More

Kiplinger

Coverage for Your College Student's Stuff

7/19/2012, 9:10 am from Kiplinger in Personal Finance, College

My son is going off to college this fall. Will my homeowners insurance cover his stuff? He's living in a dorm this year but will probably move to an off-campus apartment for his sophomore year. … Read More

Kiplinger

Kiplinger's Drops Scripps College From Private College Rankings

7/18/2012, 9:04 am from Kiplinger in Personal Finance, College

We have dropped Scripps College, in Claremont, Calif., from its number 23 spot in our 2012 ranking of Best Values in Private Liberal Arts Colleges . We took this action after Scripps informed… Read More

Kiplinger

Interest Rates Won't Increase on Subsidized Stafford Loans

7/2/2012, 9:10 am from Kiplinger in Personal Finance, College

Good news for student borrowers: Congress has passed a measure to preserve the 3.4% interest rate on subsidized Staffords, the federally sponsored loans available to students who qualify… Read More

Financial Planning Association

The Financial Checklist for Parents Sending Children to College

6/28/2012, 2:00 am from Financial Planning Association in Personal Finance, College

Are you prepared to send your child off to school? Here is a quick checklist for you to use before they leave: Did my child win any scholarships/awards that need to be reported to the… Read More

Kiplinger

Using 529 Plan Funds to Pay Rent

6/18/2012, 9:04 am from Kiplinger in Personal Finance, College

My mother-in-law has a 529 plan for my son. He is going to be living in a rental house off-campus with three other students this year. Can he use the 529 plan to pay for his portion of the rent,… Read More

Motley Fool

The 5 Stocks Your Child Needs Now

6/7/2012, 1:05 pm from Motley Fool in Personal Finance, College, Investing Ideas, Stocks

We want our kids to have a better life than ours. But even though rising college costs and mounting student loan debt make the situation look bleak, don't let a dire situation paralyze… Read More

Motley Fool

Why You Need These 3 College Savings Strategies Now

6/4/2012, 12:25 pm from Motley Fool in Personal Finance, College, Investing Ideas, Stocks, US Markets

The rising cost of college graces headlines often and hits parents' pocketbooks even more frequently. Mounting piles of student loan debt not only speak volumes about the unaffordability of… Read More

Motley Fool

The Complete College Savings Solution

5/30/2012, 4:19 pm from Motley Fool in Personal Finance, Basics, College, Investing Ideas

With student loan debt gradually becoming what some believe will be the next major financial crisis, saving for college has never been more important. Yet, as if figuring out the… Read More

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