College Planning

Free credit freezes

Consumers can obtain free credit freezes for themselves and their underage children starting on Friday, September 21, 2018, due to the passage of a federal consumer protection law earlier in 2018. Getting a credit freeze can help protect you from identity theft. Parents and graduate students should be aware of the possible impact of credit freezes on applications for the Federal PLUS loan.

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College Planning Articles

Millions of students still fail to file the FAFSA each year
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