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Infographic: Paying for College - Americans Feel the Strain

The Gift of College ‘2020 Paying for College Survey’ gives a clear-eyed perspective on the student debt crisis that is weighing down Americans of all ages.   The data is resounding: student loans are causing emotional distress and interfering with other financial goals. And with many respondents u...

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5 Reasons Why College Savings and Student Loan Assistance Should be Part of Every Employer’s Benefits Package

A new star has emerged in the employee benefits space. Fueled by the growing crisis of higher education expenses, college savings and student loan repayment benefits programs have grown increasingly popular in the past years, falling into line among the most in-demand employer offerings on the marke...

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Control What You Can in Times of Uncertainty: Important Documents for Parents of College Students

While many parents and students are still awaiting final word on whether and to what extent post-secondary classes will be held on campus this upcoming semester and still deciding whether to submit their Fall semester payments which are now coming due, uncertainty is in the air. The traditional exci...

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Infographic: Paying for College - A Workplace Perspective

In May, Gift of College spearheaded the ‘2020 Paying for College Survey’. An in-depth look at how Americans navigate the student loan debt crisis and the college savings journey, the survey revealed key insights about employees’ hopes and expectations for financing education through the workplace.  ...

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On National 529 Day, Familiarize Yourself with 529 College Savings Plan Features

National 529 Day (May 29) is an ideal time to make sure you know the basics of 529 college savings plans and just how useful they can be.  Here are five facets you’ll want to know about:  Versatility:   529 college savings plans can be used for many forms of post-secondary education across the U.S. ...

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How 529 as an Employee Benefit helps Families avoid Student Loan Debt

With National "529 Day" approaching later this week on 5/29, it’s rewarding to reflect on the many creative efforts undertaken this time of year to raise both local and national awareness of the existence and usefulness of 529 college savings plans to help families prepare for the cost of higher edu...

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Financial Literacy Starts At Home: How 529 Plans Can Help

As with many forms of education, the seeds of financial literacy are first planted and nourished at home. Parents serve not only as Chief Operating Officers but also as Chief Education and Chief Financial Officers of their families. Whether a single parent or sharing the responsibility of parenting ...

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Give the Graduation Gift of a Lifetime

While we are facing unique and unprecedented times, with many graduations now occurring remotely, and many in-person festivities being postponed – a graduate’s accomplishments are still so important to celebrate, and every graduate deserves to shine.  Plus, the loved ones in a student’s life will we...

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Gen Zs Focus on Career Paths and Cost Savings in Pursuit of Higher Ed

Survey by College Savings Foundation   High school students realize saving is key to funding higher education Today’s high school students are career-focused and cost-conscious about their decisions to choose and fund higher education, according to the findings of The College Savings Foundation’s (C...

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5 Money-Saving Apps To Download Before You Head Back To School

Before you return to campus, you might be staring at a to-do list that looks something like this: Pick a federal or private student loan , wrap up your summer work, and pack up your car. But you should add one more item to the list: Download money-saving apps. The following five apps will help you ...

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Things to Know Before Choosing a College

As a soon to be high school graduate, deciding where to go to college is a difficult decision. There are a lot of factors that go into making the choice of what school is the best for you and your future. We’ve put together a quick rundown of the basic questions you should ask yourself when deciding...

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Tips for Reducing College Costs

                        The cost of attending college isn't getting cheaper. In fact, according to recent information provided by the College Board, the average cost of attending an in-state public university during the 2017-2018 academic year is slightly more than $25,000, while the cost is double ...

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Learn How Pursuing Your College Degree Online Can Be To Your Advantage

Online education is no longer something that you should avoid and have some concerns about whether to get it or no. Today, there are so many efficient programs for getting a higher degree online that you should try at least once to understand all the benefits. It does not mean that you should immedi...

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How to Make College as Inexpensive as Possible

  Abstract: College education is of paramount importance for the youth of today. According to Nikita Loomis, a well-known writer at Coursework Club says: ‘It is vital to try and make it as inexpensive as possible.’ College is one of the most important milestones in a person’s life. In today’s comp...

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How to Manage Your Personal Finances in College

    It’s a well known fact that students have it hard. College is expensive, and while attending college, most students can’t manage to hold a full-time job. Budgeting is very important, and starting while you’re still in college can help you transition into your new independent life once you’ve gra...

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