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College College Planning


  • Is your child college bound? How do you pay for it? Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    Many parents may be overwhelmed by the cost of college, which has ballooned since they were undergrads. Here are some tips on how to pay for it all.

  • Why college financial aid is so confusing Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    Why college financial aid is so confusing

    Spring is the season for college acceptances, and with them, financial aid awards. The numbers and forms can be confusing. CNBC's Kelley Holland has some advice on how to compare them.

  • College tuition pains! Beware of the haggling backlash

    It's college acceptance season, and if you and your child are thinking of dickering on financial-aid offers, be careful. CNBC's Kelley Holland reports on how institutions are feeling pressure that could come back to haunt you later.

  • Soaring college textbooks costs hurt students and family budgets

    College textbooks now cost the average student around $1,200 a year and advocacy groups say something needs to be done to curb the costs. CNBC's Herb Weisbaum says there are options for students, but not many.

  • Financial aid for college Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    Financial aid for college

    CNBC consumer reporter Kelli Grant gives tips on how to fill out the FAFSA in order to get the most aid.

  • Savings showdown: Retirement or college tuition? Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 7:54 AM ET

    Bad news, kids. When it comes to your parents' savings priorities, funding their golden years is winning over financing your college years.

  • Student loan debt dragging on young households Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    Americans who are still paying off student loans have a lot less money – and a lot more overall debt – than those without student loans.

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