$2K Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship Takes Bite Out of College Costs

Do you lie awake at night making plans for the zombie apocalypse? Better yet, do you already have...

A Media Internship at Business Insider Could Be Your Inside Track

Obsessed with pets? Food? Technology? Social media? This may be your chance to get your foot inside the...

Conquering the changing environment when saving for college

Here’s how you can overcome the top 3 savings challenges and meet your goals:Challenge 1: Rising tuition The situation: College tuition is rising, but at a slower pace. From 2001 to 2012, tuition increases...

How Parents Can Calculate How Much to Save for College

Do you know what it costs to go to college these days? If not, you should probably sit...

Here’s How to Get the Google IT Support Professional Certificate

If patience is a virtue, the people who work in IT support are, well, perhaps the most virtuous...

Here’s How to Enter to Win $1K in a No Essay Scholarship Contest

Everyone deserves a second chance, right? The American Fire Sprinkler Association thinks so — and that’s why it created...

How to Fill Out the FAFSA: A Step-by-Step Guide

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as the the FAFSA, is a rite...

STEMPremier Site Helps Create a College Student Resume

LinkedIn’s vast network can be daunting, even for the seasoned professional. It can be especially overwhelming for a...

Here’s Why You Should Submit Your Info Before the FAFSA Deadline

If college students were superheros, deadlines would be their kryptonite. Sure, some students thrive under a deadline, but most...

You Can Compare Colleges Fast With the New Google Search Tool

I may have made a mistake when I chose my college. OK, so it’s not as dramatic as...

Put your college savings on autopilot

Increase your savings every yearWhen you set up an automatic investment plan, you have the option to increase the amount annually by a set amount. That incremental step-up lets you ease into the plan...

Saving for college outside of a 529 plan? You may be missing out on benefits.

The prime 529 plan benefit? Tax savingsWhat can be better than lowering your taxes? With a 529 plan, you have no federal tax obligation once your money’s invested in your account. You do have...

Am I saving enough for college?

Like many financial goals that are years away, saving for college is easy to ignore. Lots of people open 529 plan accounts intending to save regularly and save more over time. But for many,...

Smart spending can help reduce the overall cost of college

You can learn about the best practices for developing an efficient college spending strategy in Vanguard’s research paper Tackling the tuition bill: Managing higher education expenses.Read the research paper »What are your available resources?Before...

The case for consistent saving | Vanguard

The same principle of discipline applies to saving for a long-term financial goal. For many people, it’s tough to save consistently for such a faraway objective. But, when an investor has the discipline to...

Planning tool helps you stay on track for savings success

Sallie Mae’s “How America Pays for College 2016” reports that families who have a plan to save for college save up to 3.5 times more than those who don’t have a plan. Correspondingly, the...

How to choose the right college

Getting startedA couple of broad-based online sources that can help you explore all your options are the National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator and the College Board’s BigFuture College Search Step-by-Step. Each offers...

4 sources of funding beyond your 529

Read the studyFortunately, there are other funding sources you can tap, including federal and state governments, educational institutions, community organizations, associations, corporations, and other groups. Some of the aid these entities provide depends on...
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