Explore the articles in this section to learn expert tips on paying for college, saving money, getting financial aid and making informed decisions on student loans
Child college fund
These five little steps could help you start a college fund for a baby, which can help secure peace of mind for you and secure higher education for your child.
College budget 101: Are online colleges and universities a good financial choice?
As the cost of tuition increases every year, more students are considering online colleges and universities. This article notes considerations for deciding between a traditional and an online college.
College planning: 3 college fund obstacles facing today's families
On average, parents tend to save only a fraction of the cost of college. This article explains the top reasons why parents aren't saving enough.
College students making smart credit card choices
College comes with many expenses. While using a credit card may seem like an easy solution, it can come with risks and pitfalls. Learn to use credit responsibility.
Does your child need help paying for college?
A majority of college students receive some type of financial aid. This article lists five different financial aid terms that are important to know when researching financial aid.
Federal student loans - What you need to know
This article explains how federal student loans can be used to help pay for college and which types of federal aids students and parents may qualify for.
Financial aid explained
Learn the differences between and how to apply for three types of financial aid for college: scholarships, federal loans and private loans.