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Financial Planning Association

6 Steps for Student Savings

With college tuition rates ever on the rise, today's students of higher learning are coming face-to-face with the prospect of looming student loan bills quite a bit earlier than... Read >>

Kiplinger

Tax-Free Money for 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 >>

Kiplinger

How to Monitor Your Kid's Grades

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 >>

Kiplinger

Coverage for Your College Student's Stuff

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 >>

Kiplinger

Kiplinger's Drops Scripps College From Private College Rankings

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 >>

Kiplinger

Interest Rates Won't Increase on Subsidized Stafford Loans

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 >>

Financial Planning Association

The Financial Checklist for Parents Sending Children to 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 >>

Kiplinger

Using 529 Plan Funds to Pay Rent

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 >>

Motley Fool

The 5 Stocks Your Child Needs Now

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 >>

Motley Fool

Why You Need These 3 College Savings Strategies Now

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 >>

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