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5 college finance problems your parents didn't have (USA Today)

If you’re in the throes of college research and decision-making, it’s likely that how to pay for college is a huge consideration. And because things have changed so much economically over the last 25 years, some say that today’s young adults, those classified as Millennials, have a lot more to think about than their Generation X parents did.

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How to Decipher Those Confusing College Financial Aid Letters (Main St)

The average cost of attending a public university is about $28,000, and the average cost of a private university is $55,000. Consequently, every dollar squeezed out of financial aid, especially via scholarships, grants or loans, could be vital.

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How To Talk Your Teen Down from High-Priced Colleges (MainStreet)

“I want to go to University of Miami, because they have an awesome football team,” my daughter, then a junior in high school, announced. “Julie’s going there and I think I can get in, too.”

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The First Rule of College Financing (Wall Street Journal)

As a financial adviser, I’ve seen a variety of mistakes that parents and students make when it comes to missing ways to lower college costs. Some of the most common errors involve how and where money is saved.

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Avoid Losing Your Student Loan Eligibility (US News Education)

In addition to final exams, college students have something else to worry about this time of year: their financial aid for spring semester. While financial aid is generally calculated and scheduled in the fall for the full year, a student’s actions – or inaction – can cause that aid to be canceled for the spring.

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3 Financial Aid Mistakes to Avoid and Other Expert Advice (Grown & Flown)

Oh, January…college-bound seniors have now submitted their last applications and returned to high school for a final, emotional semester. While they turn their attention to a well-deserved victory lap, their parents turn their focus to financial aid.

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How to Choose a College Major When You're Stuck (Lifehacker)

Choosing a college major is a big decision that—if made hastily—can land you in an unemployment line, back in school, or working in a career you chose for the wrong reasons.

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