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January 26, 2015

Proposals to Change Tax Code Could Impact Higher Education Savings

If President Obama's new tax proposal is adopted, families could no longer withdraw money for college expenses from 529 Plans for free.

January 09, 2015

Enthusiasm and Caution Follow Obama's Free Community College Proposal

Some are encouraged by President Obama's proposal to fund two years of free community college, but others are skeptical of the approach.

January 06, 2015

New Books Walk Parents Through College Cost-Cutting Strategies

Lynnette Khalfani-Cox offers tips on saving money on upfront college costs, avoiding hidden college fees, and accessing financial aid in two new personal finance books.

December 12, 2014

Student Borrowers Warned About Debt-Relief Scams

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shuts down two student loan debt relief service companies for allegedly exploiting student borrowers.

November 13, 2014

Encouraging Trends Seen in New Reports on College Pricing and Debt

Two new College Board reports find that four-year public colleges increased tuition by 1 percent after inflation, and that annual borrowing for higher education is down 8 percent.

September 19, 2014

Free 'Dollars for College' Tool Helps Students by Grade

Free financial aid information arranged by grade level is available online to help students connect with resources to pay for college.

July 31, 2014

Families Paying More, Borrowing Less to Cover College Costs

A new Sallie Mae survey finds families are meeting college expenses with a combination of savings, grants, and scholarships, with less reliance on borrowing.

June 27, 2014

Forum Spotlights Efforts to Boost College Access for Young Black Men

A "breakfast club," a "posse" program, and a universal college savings account were among the programs highlighted this week at a Washington forum aimed at smoothing the way to college for young black men.

June 11, 2014

Obama Pursues Regulatory Change to Ease Student Loan Costs, as Senate Bill Fails

The Senate fails to advance a bill to lower interest rates on existing student loans, while President Obama moves to enact regulatory changes to lower payments for college borrowers.

April 11, 2014

Less Than 10 Percent of Americans' Savings Set Aside for College, Says Report

A new report from Sallie Mae finds total savings are up for families, but most is intended for retirement nest egg.

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