Mapping Out The Journey To Come

Keeping a roadmap handy makes the journey to adulting a little less scary. Browse our college planning resources that help students and their families prepare for a successful trip.


Navigating College can be difficult

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Planning for College

Experts agree that starting college planning in 9th grade is the ideal time frame to ensure milestones are anticipated and met. Let’s narrow the scope of potential colleges and majors, and remove the senior year jitters with the ultimate checklist of key dates to hit during the high school years.

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Saving for College

The best time to start saving for college is when your child is young. The sooner you start saving, the more your money can grow and the less you or your child will have to borrow. Project future college costs and set saving goals with these helpful financial calculators and saving strategies.

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Paying for College

FAFSA, financial aid, scholarships... oh my! Choosing the best route to pay for college can be one of the most stressful parts of earning a degree. Here we break down the ins and outs of funding a college education with strategies to make smart financial decisions and the steps to help you get there.

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Life in College

Now that we’re in, let’s make the most of it. The next four years can lead to more debt or more savings, and planning now ensures that your investment was worth it. College can provide a great ROI, which can be increased with a little due diligence and smart financial choices while in attendance.

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Adulting 101

So the trial run of adulting is officially over, and now it’s time to #adult and set a plan in motion to pay off those student loans. Learn about refinancing vs. consolidation and other repayment strategies that will put you on the fast - and smart - track to getting rid of your college education debt.

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Left on the Table: The Saga of Unclaimed Pell Grant and Scholarship Money

Left on the Table: The Saga of Unclaimed Pell Grant and Scholarship Money

Consider the tried-and-true axiom for the lottery: “You need to be in it to win it”. Well, when it comes to applying for federal financial aid, nearly two million high school students annually are deciding not to play the game whatsoever, a decision that is costing almost half of them the chance for some much-needed assistance in the form of free money.

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