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How  to help your college freshman avoid money mistakes.

MassMutual offers tips for keeping your college freshman money wise.

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

Paying for school

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

Stress busters

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

College alternatives

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

Score a scholarship

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

Alternative 529 uses

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

Refinancing student loans

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

Acts of Mutuality

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

Making the most of 529s

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

Repaying student loans early

More high school graduates are putting college on hold. 

Gap year

College graduates struggling with student loan debt have options.

Student loan debt

Straight donations are the most direct, but here are three other options.

College donations through life insurance

Does remarriage help or hurt a student’s college financial aid package? 

Remarriage and college aid

If you qualify, Direct Loans can lighten your tuition burden. But borrow smart.

Federal Direct student loans

Some colleges offer unique financial aid and scholarships to twins and siblings. 

Twins to college

LGBTQ college students and their allies can potentially pare their tuition costs.

LGBTQ scholarships

Supplement costs with a Coverdell Education Savings Account, Roth IRA, financial aid, scholarships or loans.

Paying K–12 school tuition