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College Finance 101
 

Use this how-to guide to eliminate student debt, build credit, save money, and minimize student loans.

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Use this how-to guide to eliminate student debt, build credit, save money, and minimize student loans.

70% of college students graduate with loans to repay

$1.1 trillion U.S. national student debt

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Financial Sense
 

While the return on investment of a college education remains strong at 14 - 15%, it doesn’t make the financial burden easier to bear for families struggling to put their kids through school. Our resources can help you make smart choices before kids start school, make college more affordable, and help set up students for financial success after graduation.

While most college students graduate with debt, making smart financial decisions while you’re still in school can make a direct and lasting impact on your financial health for the rest of your life.

In fact, the Pew Research Center reports that households headed by a young, college-educated adult without student debt have a net worth of about seven times the net worth of those who have debt.

The average starting salary for 2013 graduates with a bachelor’s degree is $45,000 – and job opportunities are increasing. While the job outlook is good, moving into the real world brings with it challenging financial decisions. Cultivating good money management skills at this critical time lays the foundation for a healthy financial future.

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20 Easy College Scholarships

Twenty College Scholarships

View this list of scholarships that are simple to apply for and have few requirements. VIEW SCHOLARSHIPS

FinanceU Series Hits The Huffington Post

CompareCards Founder Chris Mettler brings his expertise on financing a college education to the readers of The Huffington Post in this three-part series:

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