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How You — and Your Kids — Can Make Smart Student Loan Decisions
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How You — and Your Kids — Can Make Smart Student Loan Decisions

The commitments you make now have consequences that could last for decades. Being well-informed about student debt and repayment can make a world of d…
August 20, 2019
21 Ways for College Students to Earn Extra Cash
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21 Ways for College Students to Earn Extra Cash

Earning enough cash to pay bills, rent and college expenses, with a little extra spending money to help you enjoy your time in college, isn’t as hard …
August 9, 2019
12 Things College Students Don’t Need
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12 Things College Students Don’t Need

College sticker shock when you first see the bill for tuition, room and board (and all those nebulous activity fees) is bad enough.
August 9, 2019
The 4 Legal Documents Your College-Age Child Really Needs
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The 4 Legal Documents Your College-Age Child Really Needs

Without these pieces in place, you could be locked out of decision-making for your over-18 son or daughter in a health care or financial emergency.
August 8, 2019
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10 Best College Values With the Lowest Average Graduating Debt, 2019
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10 Best College Values With the Lowest Average Graduating Debt, 2019

Student debt has become a hot political issue, largely because there's so much of it.
July 26, 2019
20 Best College Values in the U.S., 2019
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20 Best College Values in the U.S., 2019

These 20 schools top our annual list for their ability to deliver a quality education at an affordable price.
July 26, 2019
Academic Showstopper: Hamilton College
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Academic Showstopper: Hamilton College

Stellar academics, generous financial aid packages and impressive four-year graduation rate, help make this small liberal arts college a top notch pic…
July 26, 2019
FAQs on Our Best College Value Rankings
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FAQs on Our Best College Value Rankings

Here are the answers to your questions about how we pick the schools on the list.
July 26, 2019
How We Rank the Best College Values, 2019
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How We Rank the Best College Values, 2019

This year, we've expanded our annual rankings to include 400 schools. Here's how we narrowed down our list to select the top colleges and universities…
July 26, 2019
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Kiplinger's Best College Values, 2019
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Kiplinger's Best College Values, 2019

Our expanded ranking names hundreds of colleges where you can get a quality education at an affordable price.
July 26, 2019
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10 Best Values in Public Colleges, 2019
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10 Best Values in Public Colleges, 2019

No matter how eager you are to leave the nest, you can save a lot of money by going to an in-state school.
July 25, 2019
Past Years' Rankings of Top Private College Values
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Past Years' Rankings of Top Private College Values

Since 1999, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has ranked the top values in private universities and liberal-arts colleges. (The rankings have been an annua…
July 25, 2019
Past Years' Rankings of Top Public College Values
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Past Years' Rankings of Top Public College Values

Since 1998, Kiplinger's Personal Finance has ranked the top values in public colleges.
July 25, 2019
Past Years' Rankings of Best College Values
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Past Years' Rankings of Best College Values

Since 2015, Kiplinger's Personal Finance has combined its lists of the 100 best public colleges, 100 best private universities and 100 best liberal-ar…
July 25, 2019
20 Things You Need to Know About Getting Into a Military Service Academy
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20 Things You Need to Know About Getting Into a Military Service Academy

Each year, Kiplinger ranks the U.S.
July 25, 2019
How to Use a Grandparent’s 529 Account to Reimburse College Expenses
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How to Use a Grandparent’s 529 Account to Reimburse College Expenses

Through timely withdrawals and good recordkeeping, a grandparent’s 529 college-savings plan can help families recoup money spent on college.
July 23, 2019
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Should You Supplement Your Traditional 529 with a Private 529 College Plan?
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Should You Supplement Your Traditional 529 with a Private 529 College Plan?

There are a few reasons to consider this strategy. One is if you think your child might want to go to a private school one day, and another is if you …
June 18, 2019
The Problem With PLUS Loans
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The Problem With PLUS Loans

New student loan rates are lower, but parent loans are still no bargain.
June 7, 2019
Your Boss May Help You Save for College
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Your Boss May Help You Save for College

Some employers allow payroll deduction into 529 plans.
June 6, 2019
High-Earning Millennials Have a Surprising Student Debt Problem
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High-Earning Millennials Have a Surprising Student Debt Problem

You might think that HENRYs (High Earners, Not Rich Yet) would be doing just fine after college, but they're in serious debt just like most other new …
May 29, 2019
Saving for College: Are 529 Plans Worth It?
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Saving for College: Are 529 Plans Worth It?

That's just one question to ask. But there are some other, more pressing, questions to ask first, including am I making a huge retirement mistake by h…
May 28, 2019
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Get a Head Start on College Savings
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Get a Head Start on College Savings

It’s a daunting prospect. In 18 years, attending an in-state public college for four years will likely cost a total of about $233,000.
May 13, 2019
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529 Plans Aren’t Just for Kids
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529 Plans Aren’t Just for Kids

You don’t have to be college-age to use the money tax-free, but there are stipulations.
May 9, 2019
Lessons Learned From the College Bribery Scandal
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Lessons Learned From the College Bribery Scandal

Being a snowplow parent who removes obstacles is not the way to raise emotionally healthy, money-smart kids.
May 9, 2019
2019 College Graduates Have a Healthy Job Market
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2019 College Graduates Have a Healthy Job Market

They can expect multiple offers as boomers retire and the economy chugs along.
May 9, 2019
The Best College Savings Strategy to Use
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The Best College Savings Strategy to Use

A 529 college savings plan comes with many advantages, and the best way to harness its power is to start ASAP and front-load your contributions.
April 5, 2019