Obama wants to make two years of community college free for all high school graduates -- with some restrictions. Let's look at the issues involved.
Barack Obama backed away from his intent to remove the tax-free status of 529 education savings accounts after pressure from Republicans and Democrats.
The current tax advantages of 529 college savings plans should continue to help students avoid being crushed by debt. Let Obama know how you feel.
One man recounts the moment he realized he and his wife were drowning in debt, and how digging themselves out transformed their finances -- and their lives.
A proposal from Obama's State of the Union address on 529 and Coverdell college savings plans revives an idea: Can Uncle Sam change tax laws retroactively?
Student loan debt is near the top among household debts, and the burden is holding young college graduates back in life. Here's how to better manage it.
President Obama unveils an ambitious proposal to pay for two years of community college, saying education shouldn't be a privilege reserved for a few.
U.S. consumers increased their borrowing in November, as stronger demand for auto and student loans offset a drop in credit card debt.
By maximizing credits, deductions and other tax breaks, college students can give themselves the best financial position for the rest of their lives.
The White House releases a draft of its plan to rate U.S. colleges and tie federal aid to performance as a way to coax institutions to pull up their socks.
LendingClub has lots of copycats, offering low interest rates for personal, student and small-businesses loans.
When Austin Netzley graduated, he owed $81,000. He paid it all off and has quickly created wealth, too.
College students can earn cash by thinking creatively. How about reselling toys? Monitoring movie premieres? Selling plasma? Busking? Or posing nude?
Once you have kids, you'll find that a lot of tax incentives are aimed at you. Find out which ones you should pay the most attention to.
Turning 18 is a big milestone for a child, but it should also be the trigger some financial and legal decisions for families.
It's time to stock up on the ramen noodles. The average cost of attending college crept up again in 2014, the College Board says.
Student loan debt is increasing among students from higher-income families faster than in any other income class.
Uncle Sam has identified six unfair practices used in servicing student loans. To fight back, know your rights and turn to the CFPB if you need help.
Finding money for a down payment and monthly payments is proving difficult for a growing number of would-be homeowners -- for one specific reason.
I helped pay for college by working as a beer auditor -- a mystery shopper whose job is to check how well alcohol sellers are doing at checking IDs.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has identified six themes among the complaints and misunderstandings about how student loans work.
There are legitimate ways to get student loan balances reduced or eliminated, but there are also scammers out to get money from you.
529 plans are often excellent ways to save for future college expenses, and they're even better if you do your homework to pick the best ones.
It many seem easy to put college tuition on a credit card -- especially a rewards card. But the convenience fees many schools charge make it a costly error.
Default rates for student loans are declining, Uncle Sam says, but students are too often taking on too much debt to attend college.
How can millennials and their parents avoid crushing student debt? The answer starts with some forward-thinking choices when the kids are still teens.
Though less likely to have college debt than young people, an increasing number Americans are entering their retirement years with student loan debt.