Millions of of American high school juniors are starting their college search, while seniors are deciding which school they'll actually attend. In both cases, Mom and Dad might be tempted to vote with their wallets, hoping to pay for school without breaking the family bank. These tips will help.
More and more people are questioning the practicality of a traditional bachelor of arts degree as the United States struggles to create jobs in a global economy while U.S. colleges fail to contain tuition costs.
You may have to work harder, and make more personal sacrifices, but you'll graduate with less debt.
There are several options available to help parents invest and save to cover tuition costs for their kids, but for most people the way to go is a 529 plan.
There's no shortage of choices, but your pick should be based on savings goals, risk tolerance and time horizon.
Ivy League schools may be a draw with other schools in terms of the quality of education they offer, say analysts. But if you are focused on securing a well-paying job, Ivy League colleges still offer some of the best opportunities to get ahead.