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U.S. financial and economic topics from several finance writers.

Act Now to Save Up to 42% on College Expenses Next Fall

Act Now to Save Up to 42% on College Expenses Next Fall
According to data collected by The College Board for the 2014-15 school year, the average cost of room and board ranges from $9,804 at four-year public colleges and universities to $11,188 at private ones. With total expenses at in-state public institutions averaging $18,943 and those at private schools hovering around $42,419, that means room and board can take up anywhere from 26% to 52% of your total education budget. Ouch! How would you like to hang...
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The Cost of Dental School is on the Rise

The Cost of Dental School is on the Rise
With almost 100,000 dentists working in the United States alone, it is easy to see that this career path remains popular. However, there is one major roadblock that stands in the way of many students: the cost of dental school. According to the American Student Dental Association, the average dental student graduates with more than $241,000 in debt. Furthermore, 75 percent will have more than $100,000 in debt upon graduating. If the above numbers don’t open...
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How to Save Money on the Cost of College Tuition

How to Save Money on the Cost of College Tuition
It is an unfortunate fact that the cost of college continues to rise. While this may be true, it doesn’t mean you have to overpay to receive a degree. In fact, there are steps you can take to save on the cost of tuition. Here are three ideas to consider: 1. Opt for a junior college. Before you move onto a four year school, why not complete two years at a more affordable institution? This will...
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3 Questions for your Financial Aid Counselor in 2015

College students throughout the country are hitting the classroom for the second semester. All of these students have paid their tuition and other expenses in some way, shape, or form.Even though classes are in full swing, it doesn’t mean you should shy away from speaking with your financial aid counselor. In fact, there are many questions you should feel compelled to ask during this time of the year. Here are three that may be on your...
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The Many Advantages of Federal Student Loans

In a perfect world, you would be able to attend college and receive your degree without ever borrowing a single dollar. Unfortunately, this is not reality for most students. It is not uncommon for a student to borrow tens of thousands of dollars along the way, doing whatever it takes to receive a degree.If the time comes to apply for a student loan, be sure to consider all your options. Here are some of the many...
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Second Semester Spending: How College Students can Save

Once the holiday break comes to an end, college students all over the country will return to campus and hit the books once again. Not only does this mean more studying for most students, but it also means spending more money.If money is on your mind and you are concerned about overspending during the second semester of the year, it is time to take a step back to review your budget.Here are some of the many...
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3 Easy Ways for College Students to Save Money

As a college student, it is safe to say that money is always on your mind. You never seem to have quite enough, even after your parents add a few bucks to your bank account.Fortunately, there are steps you can take to save money throughout the year. By changing your spending habits, you may soon find that your financial situation is not nearly as challenging.Here are three ideas to consider:1. Set an actual budget. Many college...
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Ways for College Students to Earn Money over the Holiday Break

As a college student, there is nothing more exciting than a long holiday break. This gives you the opportunity to refresh your mind, ensuring that you are ready to hit the ground running when the new year arrives.You may be interested in earning a little bit of money during your time off. Here are a few ways to do so:1. Odd jobs for neighbors. From shoveling snow to landscaping, there are always things you can do...
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3 Questions to Ask a Financial Aid Officer

As you compare many colleges and universities, hoping to find the right one, there will be questions on your mind. Like most, you may be focused largely on the cost of the school.Fortunately, every school has a team of financial aid professionals who are more than willing to provide you with answers to all your questions. Along with this, they can give you the information you need to make an informed and confident decision.Here are three...
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Money Matters when Choosing a College

As a high school student, there will come a time when you need to choose a college. Your decision will be based on many factors, including the education and degree programs offered, location, and of course, how much it costs.While nobody wants to choose a college based on money alone, this is a factor you cannot afford to overlook. If you do, you may look back after graduation and wonder if you made the right decision.Here...
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