Education / Preparing For College

  • These students go to school just 4 days a week

      

    Students are heading back to school Thursday in one Georgia county -- and their class model is drawing a lot of attention. Chattooga County students have every Monday off for the...

  • Student lives in tent to avoid student loan debt!

      

    Let's be honest about it: Student loan debt is hurting the country. A big part of the problem is that 92% of all student loans are federal loans. So when those loans aren't paid, we get...

  • Millennials value college education more than older generations

      

    Millennials may be spending more for college and accumulating more debt than older generations, but the younger group still has a more positive outlook about higher education, according to a...

  • Chipotle Offering Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Leave to Part-Timers

      

    By Kristina Webb of the Palm Beach Post Chipotle Mexican Grill just gave employees another reason to love working there — aside from occasional free food. Starting July 1, the company...

  • 5 Ways To Save Money on Your College Degree

      

    Getting a college degree doesn't have to break the bank. Here's a new way for you to cut the cost in half and still get the degree you want from a traditional 4-year college. First off...

  • He Turned Down All 8 Ivy League Schools for Good Reason

      

    In an age of runaway student loan debt, one high school senior has made the decision to skip prestigious Ivy League schools in favor of a free ride from a public university. A conscious...

  • Student Loan Guide

      

    Do you need to borrow to fund college education for yourself or your child? I wrote this guide to tell you about my Clark Smart approach to student loans. If you already have student loans,...

  • New ways to pay down your student loan debt

      

    Student loan debt is now nearly $1 trillion collectively for borrowers in the United States. Yet there could be help on the horizon if you have federal student loan debt.   Here's a...

  • Best 529 Plans To Help Pay for College

      

    A 529 Plan is the best way to save for your kid's college. 529 plans -- aka college-savings plans -- allow you, a relative or a friend to put money aside as an investment for a child's...

  • 6 Ways You Can Reduce Costs for College

      

    It’s no secret: college costs are on the rise and making it more and more difficult for many students to receive their higher education. In 2014, college costs once again outstripped...

  • MAJOR UPDATE -- No Taxes on 529 Plans!

      

    UPDATE: One week after the idea of taxing 529 plans was proposed in President Obama's State of the Union address, the White House has pulled the plug on this controversial idea after...

  • How social media life can affect your work life

      

    High school seniors are becoming more aware of how their social media presence could affect them getting into college.

  • Reducing College Expenses With a 3-Year Degree

      

    When we think of college, we typically think of a traditional 4-year experience or even longer. But by cramming an education into 3 years, you can actually save a bundle by eliminating the cost of...

  • Military Warned To Stay Away From For-Profit Colleges

      

    Military personnel seeking a college education after they serve their country are getting ripped off by recruiters at for-profits colleges. While there are new rules in place to protect them, I'm...

  • Avoid this hidden pitfall in a 529 plan

      

    Grandparents who think they're doing a grandchild a favor by saving for their college in a 529 plan could actually be hurting the child's future financial aid. Here's a tip to avoid this gotcha!