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How to Save Money in College: A Prof’s Top 5 Money Saving Tips

Oh look…​​another​​​ blog post about how to save money in college. But this one is different, I promise. I’m not going to tell you what you already know, like to rent your textbooks instead of buying them. Or to get Netflix instead of cable. Or to eat at restaurants that offer student discounts. Sure, those things will […]

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Ultimate Guide to Free Tuition Programs

Do free tuition programs really mean you can go to college for free? Maybe. Maybe not. I realize that’s not a helpful answer, but it’s an honest one. Free tuition programs have been getting a lot of attention lately, but there are different types of free tuition programs with different rules. Some free tuition programs save you a […]

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How to Save Thousands On Out-of-State Tuition

“I think I want to go to an out of state college.” There they are. 12 words that strike fear into the hearts of parents everywhere. Bad news…your child has found her “dream school.” It’s 1,000 miles away. And costs three times more than your state university. Totally out of the question, right? Maybe not. She could be […]

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Best and Worst State Financial Aid Programs

Can where you live affect how much student loan debt you have? (Spoiler alert: ​the answer is yes.) Turns out there are major geographic differences in student debt levels in the United States. Students in the Northeast have the most debt, while students in the Southwest have the least. Sure, tuition varies from state-to-state, and even from […]

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15 State Universities That Drive Parents Into Debt

Are you worried about how to pay for your kids’ college? Like waking up at 2 AM worried? You’re not alone. Cost is the #1 college worry for both students and parents. And while there’s been a lot of talk lately about students and student loan debt, no one seems to be talking about parents and student […]

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