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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau urged student loan borrowers today to get cosigner releases from their lenders to avoid surprise defaults.
Public funding for U.S. colleges increased for only the second time in five years last year, following declines that forced schools to increase tuition and cut costs.
Seventy-seven percent of parents expect to partially or fully fund their children’s education and will depend on current income or savings to do so, according to HSBC.
Thanks to increased savings rates and a rising stock market, average balances in U.S. college savings plans jumped 30 percent in 2013 over the prior year.
New York City is driving the uneven distribution of students in New York state, says a UCLA report.
A recent Legg Mason study found that most of the respondents where unaware of the features and flexibility of these plans.
The College Board will make the essay portion of its SAT admissions test optional starting in 2016 and eliminate esoteric vocabulary words, a move likely to be embraced by high school students and...
Memo to Tiger Mom: Elite university admission can be bought in several ways.
RIAs have concerns about 529 plans, yet 92 percent still recommend them to clients.
The firm will also continue as program manager for the Franklin Templeton 529 College Savings Plan. Together, the plans exceed $4 billion in assets under management.
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