Strategies for College Costs

Paying for college may take a combination of financial strategies. Learn more about college savings accounts, financial aid, scholarships, and federal and private student loans.
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What Is the Average Medical School Debt?
Image shows what to know about UGMA and UTMA custodial accounts, including A common college saving account with no contribution limits. Holds and protects assets for minors until they reach the age of majority in their state. Not solely an education-only savings account, kids may use money however they want. Considered an asset of the child and counts against financial aid. Consult a financial advisor before investing to understand tax obligations.
UGMA vs. UTMA College Funds: What's the Difference?
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Ohio's College Advantage 529 Savings Plans
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The Tax Benefits of New York's 529 College Savings Program
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What are My 529 Savings Plan Options in Indiana?
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The Facts About Maryland's 529 College Savings Plans
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How to Get a Student Loan, the Options, and Where to Start
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Tax Benefits of the College Savings Iowa 529 Plan
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Average Law School Debt
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Georgia's 529 Plan Lets You Contribute $2,000 Each Year State Tax-Free
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What 529 Savings Options Exist in Illinois?
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Coverdell ESA: A Good Investment for Your Child's College
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The Basics of College Tuition, Room, and Board
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529 Plan Contributions
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3 Ways to Decide How Much to Save for College
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The Advantage of Saving for College in Colorado
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Tips on How to Pay for College on Your Own
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Stafford Loan Program: What Is the Max?
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3 Things to Know Before a 529 Withdrawal
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What Is an Unsubsidized Loan?
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What Are the Tax Benefits of North Carolina's 529 Program?
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How to Choose the Right College Savings Account for You and Your Child
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Are There Disadvantages of 529 Plans for College?
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How to Get Paid to Go to College
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Tax Benefits for Nebraska Residents Contributing to NE 529 Plan
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Learn How AmeriCorps and Teach for American Can Help Pay for College
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What Is a Subsidized Loan?
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South Carolina's 529 Plan Tax Benefits
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Here Is a List of Reasons for Working Your Way Through College
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Tax Deductions for Education Expenses in Connecticut
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Tax Advantages of Michigan's 529 Advisor College Savings Plan
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What Parents Should Know About Section 529 Savings Plans
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Don't Get Hit With Taxes and Penalties on College Savings
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How to Go to College for Free
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Tax Benefits of Louisiana's START Plan
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8 Factors to Consider When Comparing 529 Plans
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How Much You Can Borrow in Student Loans to Help Pay for College?
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How to Pay for College Without Student Loans
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What Is an Income Share Agreement?
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Tips on How to Get a Student Loan Without a Co-signer
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10 Ways to Find More Money to Pay for College
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The Tax Benefits of the Wisconsin 529 College Saving Program
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Learn About the Most Popular Federal Student Loan Programs
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What Is a Grad PLUS Loan?
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529 Plans Can Save the Day When Paying the Cost of Studying Abroad
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What You Need to Know About Moving to a 529 Plan
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Do Not Pay Taxes on Unused 529 Plan Money: Transfer It Instead
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Using Roth and Traditional IRAs for College Savings Accounts
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New Mexico's 529 College Savings Plan: Tax Benefits
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The Right Way to Use 529 Plan Withdrawals for Private School
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Going to Medical School? Your Guide to Loans
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5 Steps to Help You Nail Your College Budget
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How Does Modified Adjusted Gross Income Affect Taxes?
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25 Companies That Will Help With College Expenses and Loans
Colleges Offering the Cheapest Out of State Tuition
What Colleges Are the Best Bargains for Cheapest out of State Tuition?
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Applying for Loans and Financial Aid in Graduate School
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Here’s the Average Cost of Studying Abroad
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Which Loans Are Best for Grad Students?