10 Tips to Get College Cash

Beat financial aid deadlines now. Follow this 10-step guide to help you fill out the federal application. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is the first stop to qualifying for federal education loans, which typically have ...

Table: Tuition, Fees, Room & Board

Average Annual Tuition, Fees, Room & Board Public Four-Year (In-State) $17,131 Public Four-Year (Out-of-State)$29,657 Private Four-Year $38,589 Source: The College Board, 2011-12

College Dollars: The 529 Plan Basics

Financial aid, loans and part-time work may help, but there’s no substitute for savings — and when it comes to saving for college, a 529 plan is one option to consider. According to the College Board, a bachelor’s degree boosts your ...