Paying for Education
College Costs (and How to Lower Them)
College tuition can be very expensive, but when you’re budgeting for higher education don’t forget to include the many other costs you’ll be facing. Here’s a rundown of some of the most significant expenses to keep in mind:
Should I refinance my student loans?
One way to either lower your student loan payments or pay them off faster at the same payment you're using today is to refinance them. However, before you start looking into the various options that are out there offering lower rates, you want to be very clear on the benefits you may be giving up, particularly when you're refinancing federal student loans.
What's the difference between federal and private loans?
Before you select which aid you'll accept, it's important to know the difference between federal and private loans.
What's a 529 savings plan?
A 529 savings plan is a type of account that you can use to save for qualified education expenses. Many parents choose to save into a 529 account as a way to set aside money for their children's future education, although a 529 can be opened and used for anyone, even your own education!
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