Paying for College
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Student Loan Forgiveness Blocked For Now Due to Court Ruling
For now, a Texas federal court ruling has caused the Biden administration to block new applications for student loan forgiveness.
529 Plan Contribution Deadlines Coming Soon in Many States
Year-end state deadlines for making 529 college savings plan contributions that can maximize state tax breaks, are coming soon.
By Kelley R. Taylor • Last updated
3 Key Ways You Can Help a Child or Grandchild Pay for College
college Options such as 529 plans, education savings accounts and tax-free gifts can ensure you don’t carry a child’s student loan debt into your golden years.
By Tony Drake, CFP®, Investment Advisor Representative • Published
Is Student Loan Debt Hurting Your Retirement Plans?
Paying for College Millions of borrowers 50 and older are struggling to repay loans for themselves and their children, some delaying retirement. There’s a trick, though, to help with repayment.
By Elaine Silvestrini • Published
How to Spend $1,000: Find Cheap (or Free) Online Courses
Smart Buying There's a huge array of skill-building online courses that can level up your career for under $1,000.
By Kim Clark • Published
Tax Breaks for College Finance with Kalman Chany
Paying for College Paying for (ever-pricier) college is a challenge that this consultant meets head on with highly specific guidance.
By David Muhlbaum • Published
Tax Breaks to Help You Pay for College
Paying for College Everyone knows education is pricey and getting pricier. But not everyone knows about the tax relief available at all stages.
By Sandra Block • Published
Chasing Athletic Scholarship Dreams Can Be a Costly Mistake
Paying for College Camps. Equipment. Travel to tournaments. Recruiting fees. It’s expensive to have a high school student-athlete in your home. But who doesn’t dream of a full-ride scholarship to your child’s dream school? Here’s an athletic scholarship reality check to help you make the right spending choices for your family.
By Erin Wood, CFP®, CRPC®, FBSⓇ • Published
Will Private Student Loans Be Forgiven?
Paying for College The Biden Administration is still tinkering with its student loan forgiveness program. Will it include private student loans?
By Rivan V. Stinson • Published
How to Qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Paying for College Even as broader breaks on student debt are rolled out, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program offers much more substantial help to those who qualify. But an important deadline is coming up.
By Rivan V. Stinson • Last updated