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.
December 15, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Parents are underestimating the cost of college for their children by tens of thousands (and sometimes hundreds of thousands) of dollars.
November 14, 2017 | Dori Zinn
This year, 1.2 million high school grads didn’t fill out a FAFSA, leaving $2.3 billion of free money behind.
October 2, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A Pennsylvania woman needs new scholarships to pay off old student loans.
August 29, 2017 | Joe Pye
They’re worried about money more than their jobs and relationships
August 28, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
The latest Debt.com scholarship winner loves profit and nonprofits.
August 14, 2017 | Joe Pye
For the first time in a decade, scholarships and grants cover a third of college costs.
August 8, 2017 | Joe Pye
After tuition, textbooks are one of the biggest college expenses. One company is trying to stop students from seeking other options.
July 25, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Kindergarten through college will cost consumers nearly $73 billion this back-to-school season, with college being roughly two-thirds of that.
July 13, 2017 | Michelle Bryan
Half-clothed beachgoers give some very serious answers about their thoughts on federal student loans and the debt they cause.
July 11, 2017 | Ryan Lynch
Even though parents want to have a conversation, bad habits are passed down through generations
July 5, 2017 | Gregory Cox
21 years later, 529 plans get no respect — even though they save on taxes, too.
July 3, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
John Pawloski is making a career change you’ll never believe.
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.