Education / Preparing For College

  • School's Facebook post about kids' ideal bedtimes draws cheers, jeers

      

    A school thought they were simply being helpful by posting a chart outlining recommended bedtimes for students ages 5 through 12, but instead the school’s Facebook post went viral. Read...

  • Best 529 plans to help pay for college

      

    A 529 plan is the best way to save for your kid's college. 529 plans -- aka college-savings plans -- allow you, a relative or a friend to put money aside as an investment for a child's...

  • How to qualify for student loan forgiveness

      

    With 43 million Americans struggling to pay of their student loan debt, more and more people are looking for ways to reduce the burden of those seemingly never-ending monthly payments. If...

  • 9 ways to pay for college without student loans

      

    Student loan debt in the U.S. has reached more than $1.2 trillion -- including both federal and private student loans. It's no secret that college isn't cheap -- and the price of...

  • New app lets you buy used textbooks from fellow students

      

    Nobody likes having to spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars a year on used textbooks! Thankfully, there's a new app that aims to offer books in a peer-to-peer model at a substantial...

  • College students are blowing loan money on clothes, vacations and alcohol

      

    Many college students take on big loans without really realizing what they're getting into, and unfortunately, it very often leads to some pretty ugly financial consequences. A big...

  • 6 ways to keep costs for a college degree less than $10K

      

    Student loan debt has reached a record high of $1.3 million for Americans, and it’s rippling through the economy. Analysts say student loan debts are effecting everything from retail...

  • 10 best college majors that lead to high-paying, satisfying careers

      

    As the cost of college has continued to skyrocket over the past decade, many high school graduates have questioned whether a traditional four-year degree is really worth the high price tag....

  • 6 student loan mistakes to avoid at all costs

      

    Every time I read the news, I hear how America’s problems with student loan debt have gotten worse. For example, I learned recently that collective student loan debt...

  • 11 best ways to find a college scholarship

      

    The idea of student loans can be pretty terrifying -- especially considering the average 2015 college graduate was left with more than $35,000 to pay back for their education. It's no...

  • 9 ways college students can live on the cheap

      

    These days, the average college graduate leaves school with over $28,000 in student loan debt, according to the Institute for College Access & Success. But even with the costs of...

  • How to save big money on textbooks

      

    The best way to get college textbooks is...not to buy them? Here’s a great way to save big on your textbook expenses.

  • These sites find you the best prices on textbooks

      

    New school year, new courses, new books... The cost of buying textbooks can do some serious damage to your wallet -- especially on a college student's budget. According to The...

  • Beware of these identity theft hot spots on campus

      

    When you're off to college, the thought of identity theft is probably the last thing on your mind. But it shouldn't be! 18% of identity theft reported to the Federal Trade Commission...

  • Where to take free online courses

      

    As we ramp up for back to school time, it's important to remember that there are a wealth of free online courses out there. You can learn just about anything you want to learn and not spend a...