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529 Qualified Expenses: What Can You Use 529 Money for?
Learn about 529 plan rules and how to pay for qualified education expenses. Qualified distribution are not subject to taxes or penalty.
The truth about scholarships and 529 plans
Scholarships can help fill the gap when a family isn't able to save for their entire college bill, and they can put a coveted, more expensive school within reach. But just because you feel your child has a good shot at winning a scholarship one day doesn't mean you should hold off on saving with a 529. Here's why:
How to Use Student Loans for Community College
Community college students can use federal and private loans to cover costs. See how to make loans fit your college plans.
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.
How to Get a Student Loan Without Your Parents' Support
There are several ways college students can get student loans without a parent borrower or cosigner. Learn more about federal and private student loan options.
5 ways to save for college this summer
Summer can be a great time to prepare for college. Younger children can benefit from summer reading programs, and teens can volunteer or find part-time work. Here are five summer activities that can help you save for college.
Don't waste your summers - Get ready for the Ivy League
The journey to an Ivy League school doesn’t begin during your senior year of high school. With admission rates ranging between 5–8% for top-notch schools, successful applicants must delve into their preparation early on. Here are some tips for intelligently using your summers to pave your path to the Ivy League.
The Complete Guide on How to Apply for Student Loans
Student loans are a tool to pay for college, but they can mean lots of debt by graduation. Choose loan options wisely so you’re set up for repayment success.
Should you switch 529 plans if you move to another state?
Families who are moving to another state may consider switching 529 plans to maximize state income tax benefits. Federal tax law allows one tax-free 529 plan rollover per 12-month period. However, each state has its own rules regarding eligibility for income tax benefits and tax treatment of 529 plan rollovers.
What Is an Unsubsidized Student Loan?
Unsubsidized Federal Direct loans are available to students regardless of financial need, but they’re more expensive to repay than subsidized loans.