In part two of our three-part series on pre-college conversations, we examine how to give your soon-to-be undergrad the funds they'll need, and also some spending discipline.
If you're shopping for extra-long sheets and other dorm must-haves, it's time to have some serious money talks with your soon-to-be undergrad. Topic one: Who pays for what?
People in their 30s often face the dual challenges of balancing their old debts against their new family obligations. But getting student debt under control is possible.
U.S. college students will likely pay a reduced interest rate of 3.86 percent on their student loans for the new school year, after lawmakers passed a compromise bill.
On the surface, President Obama's economic speech on Wednesday was little more than warmed over political boilerplate. But was there a deeper strategy at work?
Average spending on college in the 2012-2013 academic year was $21,178, similar to last year's spending level, a new report shows.
Here's why declaring financial independence is the holy grail for college students hunting for better aid packages -- and why it's so difficult.
While Washington fiddles on the student loan crisis, the states are trying to hold off the burn. But when it comes to real solutions, Oregon may have found the key.
An effort to restore lower interest rates on student loans fails in the U.S. Senate.
How much money do you stand to gain -- or lose -- on Washington's current student loan interest rate proposals? Use this calculator to find out.
The interest rates on subsidized Stafford loans doubled Monday and could stay doubled unless Congress fulfills its pledge to restore lower rates.
On July 1, interest rates on federally subsidized Stafford student loans are set to double. Here's how the latest cliff is already affecting students -- and the economy.
The financial state of a majority of elderly Americans is tenuous at best. And when your older relatives die, some of their money problems can become your problems.
Young adults typically get a bad rap when it comes to debt, but new research shows youthful consumers have gotten a lot smarter about using credit cards.
Most people would consider living in a van an embarrassment, but Ken Ilgunas just views it as a smart choice that let him get his graduate degree while staying debt free.
Maybe you're out of a job, aren't earning enough, or simply don't know where to begin. What do you do if you can't pay back your student loans? Here's a guide:
Unless the government acts soon, rates on subsidized student loans will double as of July 1, putting further pressure on America's next wave of college students.
That birthday check from grandma is more than a present -- it's an opportunity to start letting your child learn how to handle money in the future.
Much has been written lately about the financial plight of Generation X. But buck up, Gen Xers: Considering what we've gone through these past few decades, we're doing OK.
Unlike many of us, Barack and Michelle Obama are multimillionaires. But, like us, they could make some improvements to their finances.