What to Major in College to Maximize Your Earning Potential

Are students choosing a major in college based on desired career or potential earnings?  Deciding on a major in college is one of the most important decisions of your life. Careful consideration of key factors in the decision-making process include finding something you enjoy studying and doing, personality traits, future labor market trends, and your future earning potential….

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Does the Cost of a College Education Payoff Longterm?

There are multiple studies concluding the economic benefit of achieving a college education. Some of the recent research can be found here. While the economic benefit seems to be undisputed, questions remain about whether, if you factor in the opportunity cost of income not gained while attending college and the repayment of the student loan…

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Taxes, 529 Plans and Saving for College – Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

Paying for College Doesn’t Have to Be Taxing: Deductions and Credits for Higher Education   There is great national concern that the cost of higher education has skyrocketed. In the past 30 years, college tuition has increased by over 1,000%, far higher than the costs of health care, housing or even the rate of inflation….

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What’s the Difference between Vocational College and Community College?

Two-year colleges and universities are growing in popularity as college costs rise and student loan balances become crippling for four-year or graduate degrees. Not only are two-year institutions generally cheaper than four-year colleges but they offer useful degrees that can put students into the workforce quickly. However, students must decide if they want to attend…

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Two-Year Colleges Reduce Cost of a Bachelor’s Degree

Having a good time at a four-year campus college is easy – paying for it is the hard part. In 2012-2013, the average full-time undergraduate paid $29,056 in tuition and fees at a four-year private, non-profit institution, an increase of 27% over the past decade and 167% over the past 30 years, according to a…

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‘Generation I.O.U.’: What to do about rising college costs?

America’s student loan crisis was at the center of a special live program on Yahoo! Finance’s Daily Ticker last week. Dubbed ‘Generation I.O.U.’, the one-hour interactive show kicked off with some alarming facts: Nearly two-thirds of college seniors graduated with around $27,000 in student debt in 2011; Over 38 million Americans owe a collective 1.1…

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What you need to know about student loans

There are many different forms of financial aid, and the array of options can be overwhelming for first-time college students and their families. When it comes to loans, students pursuing higher education will have to navigate the waters of federal versus private and subsidized versus unsubsidized as well as the dreaded world of interest rates and repayment…

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