Paying off student loans is worthy of a celebration, but you'll want to be strategic about it. Here's why.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Does the greater prestige -- and usually greater cost -- of an exclusive college increase your chances of landing your dream job? Life is not that simple.
A daughter's death and her $200,000 loan balance left for her parents to pay point out the need for parents to know all the rules about student loans.
A young couple shelves their dreams of home ownership after more than $260,000 in joint student loan debt sabotages their chance at the American Dream.
Kids, your parents are usually willing to help with college tuition. But they're more likely to ask if you're preparing for a financially rewarding career.
In college, money was tight, and debts rose. After we got married (and quickly divorced), I learned all the debt (and its problems) was mine, not ours.
The updates to the rules on college loans affect interest rates, school closures, income-based repayment and relief for borrowers who default.
Many parents are in the dark about financing college, a new study shows. You and your children need to learn the true cost of a college degree.
In honor of 529 College Savings Day on May 29, here are four reasons why 529 plans are worth considering for your college savings needs.