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College Board Releases 2013 Trends in Higher Education Series

Oct 24, 2013 9:32:00 AM

Yesterday, the College Board released its annual Trends in Higher Education series, providing information on student financial aid, tuition, and other higher education expenses in three reports: Trends in College Pricing, Trends in Student Aid, and Education Pays.

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Topics: College Financial Aid, College Planning

Advice To Parents On Last Minute College Savings

Oct 22, 2013 12:05:00 PM

College planning for parents is one of the most important parts of being a parent in today's world. An education can equip your child for the next step in life, and should be seen as an investment. That being said, there are some tips every parent should keep in mind while looking for last minute ways to save for college. Here are some ways you can save money and help give your child the education he/she needs. 

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Topics: College Financial Aid, Parents and College Planning

Five Strange Scholarships that You Might Qualify For

Oct 16, 2013 1:35:00 PM

There are many misconceptions floating around out there about college scholarships. For example, you don't have to be a perfect, straight-A student to get one. In fact, many scholarships in Rhode Island are specifically designed for students with unique gifts, talents and interests. To help inspire you as you begin your own college scholarship quests, we thought we would share some of the five strangest scholarships we've come across, just to reassure you that many scholarship and grant supporters are interested in more than just brains and academic talent.

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Topics: Scholarships for High School Students

5 Mistakes that Could Cost You College Financial Aid

Oct 11, 2013 8:54:00 AM

College financial aid is an important factor in many students' ability to attend their institutions of choice and it's really never too early to start the process with advanced preparation and proper planning.  Financial aid is available from many sources, including the federal government, state programs, individual colleges and universities, and many private entities. Here are some of the most common mistakes that could cost you getting financial aid.  

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Topics: College Financial Aid

College Planning: Who makes the final call on where to go?

Oct 6, 2013 3:25:00 PM

One of the least enjoyable parts about college planning is deciding what college your child will attend. Conventional wisdom suggests the person paying the bill should have the final say. But the person who must endure the actual college experience, the child, should have some say as well. So, how do you even begin weighing this delicate matter?

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Topics: College Financial Aid, College Planning, Parents and College Planning

3 Pitfalls Parents can Avoid when College Planning

Oct 1, 2013 8:17:00 PM

Going to college these days is hard. Being the parent of a college student can be even harder. When you are preparing to send your teenager to college, you may long for someone who can show you how to motivate your student to make the right decisions. You need advice on college planning for parents. With some research and careful thought, you can avoid some of the more common pitfalls.

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Topics: Parents and College Planning