How to Calculate the ROI of Your College Degree

By Online Media Source / March 3, 2020

This is a guest post from Edmit. Key Takeaways: College costs are high, even taking financial aid into account. On average, college has a positive ROI for graduates. Your costs, how long you take to graduate, and economic conditions will impact your ROI. There are also considerable differences in ROI based on the major, graduate…

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14 Ways to Minimize Student Loans

By Online Media Source / February 26, 2020

This post focuses on undergrad student loans. Putting the Student Loan Problem in Perspective In total, 44 million Americans owe about $1.6 trillion in student debt. About 70 percent of college grads have student debt when they graduate, with the average student having about $37,000 in loans. These statistics look really scary, but the story…

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3 tips for having the college money talk

By Online Media Source / February 12, 2020

By Chris Wills | January 30, 2020 In our work of helping families navigate the college process. it continually shocks me how few have not had the “money talk,” either between the parents and/or between parents and child. Given the cost of college today, this is highly irresponsible at best, if not downright dangerous. I…

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Schools That Cover 100% of Your Financial Need

By Online Media Source / January 15, 2020

This is a guest post from Edmit. We have great news! There are a lot of schools across the United States that cover 100% of student financial need. Getting 100% of your financial need covered doesn’t necessarily mean that you won’t have to pay for some of your college expenses. This will depend on your demonstrated…

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Average College Tuition In America

By Online Media Source / October 10, 2019

Overview: The Current Situation of Student Loan Debt Is a college diploma even worth it in 2019? In recent years, college has been the logical next step for many high school graduates who are eager to gain more knowledge, develop their skills, and ultimately accelerate their careers. But are all these high school graduates ready…

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For Divorced Couples, College Student Aid Is Based on a Number of Factors

By Online Media Source / April 18, 2019

There are seven questions that determine who the custodial parent is. Motley Fool Staff (the_motley_fool) Apr 18, 2018 at 12:06PM In this segment from the episode of Motley Fool Answers, Robert Brokamp and Alison Southwick interview Brock Jolly and Tim McFillin from TheCollegeFundingCoach.org about how financial aid is decided for students with divorced parents. There’s…

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Go to college for free? Here’s how

By Online Media Source / March 25, 2019

 By Diana Alvear, FOX 46 Charlotte Putting one kid through college is daunting enough, Bernice feaster had two. But she never once wrote a check to pay for their school. Scholarships paid for their tuition, room and board and everything else. “Between two sons,” Feaster says, “We did about 1 point 6 million dollars,…

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2018’s Most & Least Educated Cities in America

By Online Media Source / July 26, 2018

Jul 24, 2018  |  Adam McCann, Financial Writer Cities want to attract highly educated workers to fuel their economic growth and tax revenues. Higher levels of education tend to lead to higher salaries. And the more that graduates earn, the more tax dollars they contribute over time, according to the Economic Policy Institute. In turn, educated people…

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New ways to pay for college

By Online Media Source / June 25, 2018

Experts respond to real-life scenarios of people struggling to afford higher education Jun 23, 2018 @ 6:00 am By Ryan W. Neal 4Shares GIF Everything was going according to plan, at first. Rosemary was investing in a diversified portfolio and saving for retirement. Over several years her adviser helped her negotiate pay raises, buy a…

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Even if You Have a Lot of Assets, Your College Student Could Qualify for Aid

By Online Media Source / April 19, 2018

FAFSA primarily weighs your income, not your assets. Motley Fool Staff (the_motley_fool) Apr 18, 2018 at 11:30AM In this segment from the episode of Motley Fool Answers, Robert Brokamp and Alison Southwick interview Brock Jolly and Tim McFillin from TheCollegeFundingCoach.org about how your assets can influence whether your college student can receive financial aid. The…

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