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Saving for College

There’s no denying the benefits of a college education: the ability to compete in today’s competitive job market, increased earning power, and expanded horizons. But these advantages come at a price–college is expensive. And yet, year after year, thousands of students graduate from college. So,  …read more »

College Board Releases New College Cost Figures

On October 25, 2011, the College Board released college cost figures for the 2011/2012 academic year in its annual Trends in College Pricing report. To view the Trends in College Pricing 2011 report, click here.  Here are the highlights: Public colleges (in-state students): Tuition and  …read more »

Tips to Boost Your Kids’ College Funds

Establish a goal. If you specify a savings goal, you’ll be able to measure your progress.  We can advise you to the dollar, how much money you need to save monthly, quarterly or annually to meet your goals.  Save regularly. Set up automatic withdrawals from your paycheck  …read more »

Saving for College

As the cost of college only increases, it makes sense to start college savings as early as possible—even if your future scholar is still in diapers. However, don’t let a late start stop you. If your child is starting high school and you haven’t been  …read more »

Interest Rates Drop Slightly on Some Variable Rate Federal Student Loans

Loans issued on or after July 1, 1998, through June 30, 2006 If you have a federal Stafford or PLUS Loan issued on or after July 1, 1998, through June 30, 2006, the interest rates on these loans reset every July 1. Beginning July 1,  …read more »

College Costs Continue to Rise

Every October, the College Board releases its Trends in College Pricing report that highlights college cost increases and trends. While costs can vary significantly by region and individual college, the College Board publishes average cost figures, which are based on its survey of 3,500 colleges  …read more »