Little-known ways to pay in-state tuition rates at out-of-state colleges

Staff Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and Kaitlin Pitsker •
Kiplinger

Families looking to trim college costs often steer their students toward public colleges in their home state instead of public colleges in another state or private institutions. Public colleges and universities typically charge two different tuition rates: one for state residents and another, much higher one for students from outside the state. The difference in

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5 easy steps every parent should take if they want to be able to pay for their kid to go to college

Emmie Martin •
Business Insider

Parents are saving for college at record levels — but they’re still coming up short. According to Fidelity’s recently released 10-Year College Progress Report, 72% of parents reported saving for college this year — a record high — compared to 58% in 2007. But despite this increase, the study found that just 29% of parents

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Best ways to help your grandkids pay for college

Sandra Block, Senior Associate Editor, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger

If you’re a grandparent, you’ve probably thought about helping your grandchildren pay for college. The cost of college tuition has risen sharply since the days when your own children went to school, straining family finances and forcing many students to take out loans. One option that’s popular with grandparents is to invest in a 529

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