Saving up for higher education costs is crucial if you want to avoid graduating with a mountain of debt. The average student loan balance for the Class of 2015 is estimated at $35,000. Whether you’re a parent or a student, it’s time to take steps before you get to college to minimize education expenses as much as possible.
June 20, 2017 | Ryan Lynch
Facing higher costs, teens are relying more on scholarships, grants and their own savings.
June 2, 2017 | Joe Pye
One reason: They focus too much on class and not enough on what else colleges offer.
May 29, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Here are six lessons not only for new grads, but for everyone.
May 1, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Caitlyn Remick knows how to dress up — and save up.
April 28, 2017 | Robert Beiler
A little sacrifice can go just as far as hustle
April 26, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader and his wife are arguing about college for their son.
April 11, 2017 | Joe Pye
Nearly 90 percent of young employees would commit to an employer for 5 years – if it helped them pay back their debt.
February 27, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Nadia Garcia is the Debt.com’s 10th scholarship recipient, and the first twin to win.
February 16, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Need to pay for college? Sugar Babies on this “not an escort” site go to some pricy schools around the country.
January 19, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
Or he could be horrible. That’s why I just applied for a new repayment plan while I still can.
January 2, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Ronald Pan is the latest Debt.com scholarship winner, for three big reasons.
December 28, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A young reader wants to know his financial options after high school.
November 16, 2016 | Dori Zinn
As Netflix prepares to release more Gilmore Girls, we take a look back at the sometimes hard-to-believe spending in the original show.
November 7, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Abby Marion never gives up, so we gave in. She’s the ninth Debt.com scholarship winner.
October 18, 2016 | Money Talks News
They’re great for covering the cost of tuition and more, but you need to follow the rules or the tax man will get you.
October 5, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader wants to wait until Hillary Clinton launcher her “free college” program.
September 29, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Most parents are saving for their child’s education, and they’re saving more money.
September 21, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader wants to save now for their infant son’s college, but her spouse has serious doubts.
September 20, 2016 | Debt.com
It’s their dependency on their parents for financial decisions.
September 15, 2016 | Dori Zinn
The best colleges are in cities with some of the most expensive off-campus housing. It costs more to live near Stanford than actually attend it.
August 29, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
The eighth Debt.com scholarship winner has two goals: Find a home and become an artist.
August 24, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Most public schools charge convenience fees that can put you out hundreds of extra dollars a year
August 3, 2016 | Dori Zinn
You can now apply for financial aid a year in advance
August 2, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Most everyone believes college is worth the investment, but a lot of Americans wish that it were free.
July 28, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence
Many households don’t think they qualify for need-based financial aid – they’re wrong.
July 5, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Most parents are already doing some sort of back-to-school shopping even though it’s only halfway through summer.
May 10, 2016 | Brandon Ballenger
The federal government tries something novel: clarity.
May 2, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Kyndra Parker will run, step, grapple, shoot, and sing on her way to college.
March 16, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader worries about getting back into the job market after her youngest son moves out.
February 29, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
The latest Debt.com scholarship winner won’t let illness slow her down – or get her down.
January 14, 2016 | Debt.com
Consider these 5 factors and you’ll know for sure.
August 19, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader faces paying for his loans and his daughter’s. Thankfully, he has 4 solid options.
July 8, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader worries about how her daughter will afford a future.
June 30, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader is frustrated because he’s applied for many but won none.
June 23, 2015 | Michael Koretzky
Ngaio Warrington is the second Debt.com scholarship winner because she manipulated the rules — and we loved it.
May 28, 2015 | Jess Miller
As tuition skyrockets, students are looking for money in unlikely places.
May 26, 2015 | Jess Miller
Banks are capitalizing on students’ federal aid money. But the Dept. of Education doesn’t want them to get away with it.
May 12, 2015 | Jess Miller
Low-income workers struggle to pay back loans, but they don’t have to.
May 7, 2015 | Jess Miller
You’ve got crippling student loan debt. So become a sugar baby or join the Army — that’s what these grads did.
May 4, 2015 | Michael Koretzky
Applicants included single moms, cancer survivors, and a Miss America runner-up. So we’re doing it again.
May 1, 2015 | Steve Rhode
Common wisdom on this topic isn’t very wise. Here are the facts.
April 30, 2015 | Jess Miller
And no, they don’t involve partying too much. Find out what college grads regret most and how you can avoid it.
April 30, 2015 | Jess Miller
As higher education costs soar out of reach, more individuals are finding jobs in these fields.
April 22, 2015 | Brian Bienkowski
If you make these mistakes in college, you could be paying for them long after graduation.
April 2, 2015 | Jess Miller
Filling out a FAFSA is a difficult and lengthy process. An expert recommends ways to change that.
March 12, 2015 | Jess Miller
But if you follow this advice, your raise becomes the gift that keeps on giving.
March 10, 2015 | Jess Miller
Obama wants these four rights to be a foundation of higher education for every American.
February 17, 2015 | Jess Miller
That little student ID card can get you big savings, on everything from new cars to your next meal.
November 26, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A stylist wants to go back to college, but how much hair (and expenses) does she need to cut?
November 17, 2014 | Michael Koretzky
Short or tall, left-handed or red-headed, duck caller or Trekkie, there’s a college scholarship for you.