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College-bound kids need to be wary of the pitfalls of unaffordable debt.

Here are some ways to help a youngster in addition to what the parents may have planned.

Refinancing your student loans with a variable or fixed interest rate is a big decision. 

Reduce college tuition costs by accelerating the time in the classroom. 

Don’t let college costs, market volatility, or longevity risk give you nightmares.

They face unique challenges from admissions to graduation. But there are ways to cope.

Acceptance rates at top schools are in single digits. Can an admissions counselor help? 

How  to help your college freshman avoid money mistakes.

College tuition continues to rise so understanding financial aid options is critical.

Cut college costs in half by studying abroad, leveling down, or paying in-state tuition. 

College-bound teens have a lot on their plate. Help them take back control. 

If college isn't in the picture, there are other attractive options. 

Young athletes can look to private scholarship funds to maximize their tuition aid.  

What are the best ways to use money in a 529 plan if your child won’t be using it for college?

Refinancing or consolidating your student loans can lower payments but change important terms.

Families support each other emotionally, physically...and, just as important, financially.

A 529 plan allows you to save for that coming college bill in a tax-advantaged way.

If you don’t know what you’re doing, your extra student loan payments could be going to waste.