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Education planning basics
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Education tax credits
Finding money to pay college bills out of pocket
Going back to school as an adult
Health insurance for college students
Helping your child make the transition from high school to college
How student loans impact your credit
Research tips when choosing a college
Saving for retirement and a child's education at the same time
Sticker shock--creative ways to lower the cost of college
Student loan basics
The best ways to save for college
The college application process
Determining how much to save for college
College savings analyzer
Finding the funds to pay for a college education
Higher education figures at-a-glance
College application and financial aid calendar
Comparison of federal higher education loans
Financial aid calendar
Comparison of education tax credits and deductions
Qualified education expenses defined
Summary of tax-advantaged college savings options
Applying to college
How many colleges should my child apply to?
When are college applications due?
Are there any ways to lower the cost of college?
What expenses are included in the annual cost of college?
What is the college inflation rate?
College students and insurance
My child is heading off to college this fall. What insurance issues does this raise?
Education tax credits
Now that my child is in college, am I entitled to any education tax credits?
What are the Hope credit and the Lifetime Learning credit?
Are any financial aid programs tailored especially to parents of post-secondary students?
Are there any assets that are not counted for financial aid purposes?
Can an UGMA/UTMA account reduce my child's financial aid for college?
Can anyone get a Pell Grant?
Can we negotiate our child's financial aid award?
Do colleges offer financial aid?
How can my child find scholarships for college?
How do I apply for financial aid?
How do I know if I'm eligible for federal financial aid?
How does the federal financial aid process work?
Is there anything I can do now so that my child can obtain more financial aid later?
What are the major federal financial aid loan programs?
What happens if our child's college does not give us all the financial aid we need?
What is a Stafford Loan?
Paying for college
I've heard that a grandparent can pay a grandchild's tuition directly to the college without any gift tax problems. Is this true?
Should I take out a home equity loan to pay for my child's tuition?
Should I use my 401(k) to fund my child's college education?
Should I withdraw money from my IRA to pay for my child's college tuition?
Selecting a college
How should my child go about selecting a college?
Are my student loan payments tax deductible?
Can I refinance my student loan?
How will I ever pay off my student loans?
I'm having trouble paying my student loans. What should I do?
Is student loan interest deductible?
Should I pay off my student loans early with a home equity loan?