You may not think of a college acceptance letter as the beginning of negotiations but it can be. You can graduate college without crippling debt. LearnVest offers, “4 Tips to Negotiate Your Way to a Better Financial Aid Package” for those who want to leverage an acceptance letter to decrease their college tuition bill. With rolling admissions, you may not be asking at the exact same time as other students.
Don’t Just Show Up. LearnVest advises you to not simply arrive at the school’s financial aid office hoping to talk to someone. Instead, you should figure …Read More
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“45% of Americans with student loans, and 56% of those between 18 and 29, have put off a major
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Does the thought of a $100,000 college bill for one kid leave you feeling out of control? You can use a 529 college savings plan to save and pay for college in a tax preferential way
529 is tax code section which enables states to setup and offer college savings accounts. They come in two flavors–Prepaid Tuition plans, which we generally suggest you avoid.
Ccontributory plans or 529 college savings accounts which operate like a 401k/403b retirement plans with contributions dedicated to a single goal: paying …Read More