With the start of classes quickly approaching, many college students are struggling to find their footing in a school year that’s still being shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many universities like Harvard and George Washington University have announced fully remote learning for the fall semesters, while others are planning a remote and limited-contact hybrid format.
Once your child hits their teenage years, they are in training to become an adult. Adulthood hits fast and hard. When they turn 18, they can sign a lease, be legally responsible for signing a contract, open a bank account, and get a credit card. For even the most responsible 18-year-old…well, this is a lot
The cost of a college education is higher than ever, and recent trends suggest that the tuition, fees, and related expenses of going to college are likely to climb at a faster rate than inflation indefinitely into the future. If you want to make sure that your child doesn’t end up with a mountain of
College is a huge financial investment, but most families believe the high price is justified. According to the Sallie Mae report “How America Pays For College 2019,” a survey conducted in partnership with research-company Ipsos found that seven in 10 parents and students say the cost of college today is either appropriately priced, a bargain, or
While it’s easy to assume any student debts you have will die if you do, that’s not always the case. Sure, it’s absolutely true that most federal student loans die with the borrower after proper “proof of death” is submitted. However, PLUS loans—a type of federal loan typically taken out by parents of students or
Dear kids, We are very proud of you for getting into college! You’ve done a great job applying for financial aid and saving your earnings from your summer job. Now, it’s time to have “the talk”. Don’t worry, not that “talk”! It’s about something much more terrifying: money. We know that your savings and financial