Credit 101: What your college student needs to know now

Credit 101: What your college student needs to know now

According to the credit-scoring company FICO, 67 percent of 18 to 24-year-olds have at least one credit card at their disposal. Few, though, have learned how these accounts work and the best way to handle them. Without that education, overwhelming debt and a bad credit rating can soon follow. Thankfully, a successful relationship with credit

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IRS Data Retrieval Tool Problem

IRS Data Retrieval Tool Problem

BREAKING NEWS CollegiateParent continues to monitor the FAFSA/IRS security breach story. Last spring, it was announced that the information of 100,000 taxpayers who used the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) may have been hacked, with the information being used to file fraudulent tax returns in order to steal

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps qualified students cover the costs of higher education. It is important for students to apply on time and fill out the necessary forms carefully because an incomplete form cannot be processed until all required information has been submitted or corrected. Filling out the FAFSA Make sure to fill out the Free Application

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Mid-year money conversations

Mid-year money conversations

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As the proud parent of a college student, it might feel as if your parenting days are almost over, but there is one important area where your almost-adult child can still use plenty of input and guidance: smart money management. Newfound financial freedom can be intoxicating. There are so many interesting things to do on

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Managing student loans

Managing student loans

Student loan debt has reached crisis proportions in the U.S. According to Student Loan Hero, who compiled data from three different financial sources and the federal government, the most recent reports indicate there is $1.26 trillion in total U.S. student loan debt. The number of Americans carrying this debt is 43.3 million. In addition, the

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