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Starting over in a new career requires a financial cushion and plenty of planning.

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

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

More high school graduates are putting college on hold. 

College graduates struggling with student loan debt have options.

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

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

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

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

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

An acceptance and financial aid package can be pulled at any time due to cause. 

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

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

The marital status of parents can affect the aid available to a student.

To control your tuition costs, start with schools that offer generous scholarships and financial aid. 

Is it better to be a great student at a lesser school, or a lesser student at a great school?

Few families are using tax-friendly 529 plans to save for college.

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