LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2- College savings plans are better deals than they were a few years ago, but there are still a few clunkers out there. Each fall, investment research firm Morningstar singles out the nation's best 529 college savings plans.» Read More
With college costs continuing to rise, more students are receiving federal financial aid, though state and institutional aid remains largely flat.
Employers say today's college grads don't have the skills for entry-level jobs. These college courses can help fill the gap and make recent grads better candidates.
Twelve million Gen Y-ers make more than $100,000, and many of them are not saddled with the six-digit student debt held by doctors and lawyers.
July 25- Bloomberg LP is canceling its new wealth management service, BloombergBlack, before it hits the market. For $100 a month, the service was expected to cater to individuals looking to track their investment portfolios- including mutual fund holdings, 401 K retirement plans and college savings plans. Thomson Reuters is a competitor of Bloomberg LP.
NEW YORK, July 22- College savings expert Joe Hurley thinks that $250 a month is the optimal amount to contribute to a child's 529 plan. Assets in tax-advantaged 529 accounts are growing- now at more than $180 billion in assets, according to Financial Research Corp. But that is a drop in the bucket compared with the $1 trillion student loan market.
A Senate proposal would cut rates for now, though borrowers would probably pay more in the future.
The tax-advantaged college-savings plans now house $168.5 billion of our hard-won dough. But not everyone is sold on the idea that 529s are the only way to go.
While American families search for ways to make their college dollars go further, a new study finds that a majority of Americans still don't know what a 529 college savings plan is.
Older Americans make up a significant chunk of college students in recent years and are now heading out into the job market in an improving economy.
A New York Federal Reserve report suggests that college grads swamped by debt may be victims of forces greater than their willingness to pay.
Unmanageable student loan debt, the consumer watchdog unit say, may be harmful to recovering markets and may be dragging down borrowers' lives.
Former Education Secretary William Bennett argues that 96 percent of colleges aren't worth the investment due to high loan payments and sky rocketing unemployment rates.
Tuition deposits are needed to confirm a spot in college. What if you're not sure you'll have enough money? Never fear, some creepy old man is here.
Even as new numbers show the overall employment picture improving, new college graduates may not be so lucky when it comes to finding work.
What do American businesses want from their college hires? Creative thinkers and better communicators, according to a survey.
Parents still invest most of the money in college savings funds, but grandparents' contributions now make up about 9.5 percent of the total, new numbers say.
The federal government offers a variety of tax breaks to lessen your burden, but you may need a high-priced education just to figure out how to write it off.
Admissions officials can usually figure out fairly quickly who needs aid and who doesn’t, but they rarely force you to compete against those outside your income bracket, college counselors say.
More families are currently saving for their retirement than for their children's education, according to a new study by Sallie Mae. CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on what happens when money is taken out of a 401(k) or an IRA to pay for college.
Paying for your child's education is a laudable goal, but may not be realistic for some parents who could wind up jeopardizing their own financial future in order to put their children through college.