Read our latest articles on college financing topics.
Is there an Income Cutoff on Eligibility for Financial Aid?
There are no income limits on financial aid eligibility, in part due to the complexity of the FAFSA and financial aid formulas.
What is an UTMA or UGMA Account?
The UTMA/UGMA account offers unique savings benefits to parents. Learn how they work and compare with the 529 plan in this guide!
Should you use home equity instead of student and parent loans?
Consider the tradeoffs between home equity loans, home equity lines of credit and cash-out refinance, which may provide cost savings as compared with student and parent loans, and the greater risks if the borrower encounters financial difficulty.
Everything you Need to Know About the Federal Direct PLUS Loan
The Federal Direct PLUS Loan is a form of federal student loan available to graduate students and parents of undergraduate students.
Which Jobs Qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness?
Wondering if you qualify for public service loan forgiveness (PSLF)? Learn which government and non-profit jobs are eligible for the program.
What is the difference between grants and scholarships?
Grants and scholarships are both types of gift aid. Gift aid is money that does not need to be earned or repaid, unlike student employment and student loans. Although the words grant and scholarship are often treated as synonyms, grants tend to be based on financial need, while scholarships tend to be based on merit.
10 Rules for Superfunding a 529 Plan
Superfunding allows individuals to contribute up to $80,000 to a child's or grandchild's 529 plan at once without gift tax consequences.
Which 529 Plan Should California Residents Choose?
California has one 529 college savings plan, ScholarShare 529, which is a highly rated 529 plan with low fees, a variety of investment options, strong historical performance and a matching grant program for residents. There are no specific benefits offered to California residents who use ScholarShare 529.
529 savings plans and private school tuition
529 plans can be used to pay for up to $10,000 per year in elementary, middle and high school tuition at public, private and parochial schools.
What’s the Current State of Student Loan Forgiveness?
Borrowers want the latest news on Biden's student loan forgiveness. Here’s a roundup of recent developments and what might happen next.