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Would You Sell Your Prized Possessions to Pay for College?

Graduates celebrate receiving a Masters in Business Administration from Columbia University during the year's commencement ceremony in New York in this May 18, 2005 file photo.  REUTERS/Chip East/Files
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By Chris Taylor NEW YORK (Reuters) – Just how much would you give up for your children to go to their dream schools? For Seattle’s Al Sanders, the answer was his precious stash of 5,000 comics starring everyone from the Avengers to Iron Man to the Fantastic Four. He had been collecting them ever since…

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How to Use Future Income to Pay for College Now

Graduating students attend USC's Commencement Ceremony at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, May 15, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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By Reyna Gobel New York (Reuters) – Alex Jasiulek tapped a new funding option known as an income share agreement to help pay for an Ivy League education. Jasiulek faced a $5,000 shortfall after he maxed out on federal student loans along with grants that covered three-quarters of Columbia University’s annual tuition. To cover the…

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College Prep: Year-by-Year Roadmap for High School

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I love Unigo, they have lots of great information about scholarships and other resources.  Check out their roadmap for high schools, year-by-year.   Love it or hate it, high school will have a huge impact on your future. So do it right. From freshman to senior, here’s a year-by-year road map to help you make…

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Wondering How To Pay for College

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West Angeles EEP Will Hold Future College Cost and Debt Workshop If you’re a parent of a 9th through 12th grader, you’re probably starting to hyperventilate over the rising tuition costs. West Angeles Education Enrichment Program is holding a workshop, Future College Cost and Debt Workshop that will help you manage the sticker shock of college…

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Creative Arts Career Fair this Saturday

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The Work of Art Program presents The 2016 Fall Career Fair On Saturday, November 5th from 12 – 1:30, Inner-City Arts invites professionals from the creative sector to their downtown campus to speak with students about their specific industries and professional career pathways. This informational fair is open to the public and with free admission. Meet professionals…

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New SAT Designed In A Way That May Hurt Neediest Students

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By Renee Dudley NEW YORK (Reuters) – In the days after the redesigned SAT college entrance exam was given for the first time in March, some test-takers headed to the popular website reddit to share a frustration. They had trouble getting through the exam’s new mathematics sections. “I didn’t have nearly enough time to finish,”…

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Plus College Loans Can Be a Big Minus for Parents

Graduating students of the City College of New York cheer during the College's commencement ceremony in the Harlem section of Manhattan, New York, U.S., June 3, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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By Kathy Kristof LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Student loan debt is out of control, but really it is the parents we should be most worried about. There is only one type of educational loan available to families that has no restriction on how much can be borrowed and no formula for testing whether the borrower…

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Lock Up the College Funds, Or It Is Easy To Raid Them

A graduate wears a houndstooth ribbon on her graduation cap during the University of Alabama commencement ceremony at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, August 6, 2011, in honor of fellow students who were killed in a devastating April 27, 2011 tornado. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry
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By Beth Pinsker NEW YORK (Reuters) – If your kids’ college savings are not walled off in some kind of separate account, how do you keep yourself from raiding the kitty? Stephanie Sadural Heincker is one mom who does not trust herself: she has an automatic deduction from each paycheck go into 529 college savings…

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What to do with Leftover College Plan Savings Cash

A graduating student has "HI" written on their cap at a service before the 365th Commencement Exercises at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S. May 26, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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By Amy Haimerl DETROIT (Reuters) – Melissa Byers and Rich Rauh began stashing away money in 529 college savings accounts for their sons not long after they were born. When their older son graduated from the University of California, San Diego, a public university, he still had money available in his account. But their younger…

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Shop Your Closets Before Hitting Back-To-School Sales

Walmart department manager Karren Gomes helps stock shelves with school supplies as the retail store prepare for back to school shoppers in San Diego, California August 6, 2015.      REUTERS/Mike Blake
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By Beth Pinsker NEW YORK(Reuters) – When Leticia Barr is ready to start back-to-school shopping, her first stop is going to be her own closets. A former teacher turned blogger, Barr knows that her family probably has on hand much of what they need already – from last year’s binders that are still good to…

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