Explore the articles in this section to learn expert tips on paying for college, saving money, getting financial aid and making informed decisions on student loans
How to pay for college
Worried about how to pay for college? Here we cover ways to help you plan for college costs now so that you can be prepared for the future.
Child college fund
These five little steps could help you start a college fund for a baby, which can help secure peace of mind for you and secure higher education for your child.
3 phases of finding money for college
Preparing to pay for a college education doesn't have to come from one bucket of money. By approaching fundraising efforts in three phases, you may be able to accomplish your goals.
529 savings plan: Saving for baby for college
With much to plan for with a new baby, saving for college may be the furthest thing from your mind. Truth is, with the rising cost of college tuition, it's never too soon.
A few tax-beneficial ways grandparents can gift money for college
Grandparents who want to help grandchildren attend college have lots of options. But a few may be more beneficial for both the grandparents and the student — especially when it comes to financial aid.
Federal student loans - What you need to know
This article explains how federal student loans can be used to help pay for college and which types of federal aids students and parents may qualify for.
Paying for college out of pocket
After securing funding for tuition, there may still be expenses that need to be covered. This article discusses some points to consider when deciding to pay out of pocket or accept student loans.