• How to Pay for College

    How to Pay for College26

    Ben Kittner over at the College Foundation of North Carolina e-mailed me this week to say September was College Savings Month. I’m thinking that might surprise friends who just sent their kids off to college. I’m sure they might see it more like kiss-my-savings-goodbye month. But Kittner says a lot of folks actually start their

  • 5 ways to bank better0

    By Kelly Dilworth Creditcards.com Hey students! Looking for a better way to bank? Here are five expert tips: 1. Don’t settle. Financial services that your college chooses “are not necessarily going to have the lowest fees available,” said Joe Kantrowitz, publisher of fund.com. Go online or to some local banks and credit unions and ask what they

  • Don’t default on those loans0

    The default rate on federal student loans is 13.7 percent, according to the latest data, released on Wednesday. That’s down slightly from a year ago, when it was 14.7 percent. Education Secretary said while the drop is good news, the default rate is “still too high.” Federal student loans make up the vast majority of

  • Q&A: Financial Aid

    Q&A: Financial Aid0

    Students who plan to attend or continue college next fall should get ready to start the application for financial aid. The new Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA, will become available online on Thursday, Jan. 1. The form is the starting point for students and families seeking federal aid, and it