Graduation Debt by author Reyna Gobel
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What You Need To Know If Community College Is Your Backup Plan

Posted by: Reyna on Apr 10 2014 / Comments (0)

Students expecting to attend a community college as their back up plan may be sorely surprised when denied admission. While community colleges try to keep admission open to everyone, high-demand community colleges may have a limited capacity due to funding,…

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How To Make Sure Your Dream College Doesn’t Turn Into A Student Loan Nightmare

Posted by: Reyna on Apr 10 2014 / Comments (0)

The email came through. You’ve been accepted into the college of your dreams — or at least the reach school you were hoping for. But here’s the rub: It’s not offering enough financial aid. What now? Expensive schools that aren’t…

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Graduation Debt Digital 2nd Edition Releases November 5th

Posted by: Reyna on Nov 2 2013 / Comments (0)

CliffsNotes Graduation Debt is getting an update to reflect changes to both federal and private student loan repayment since 2010. On November 5th the new edition will go on sale digitally. Preorder today.

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5 Steps for Utilizing 529 College Savings Plan Funds

Posted by: Reyna on Aug 15 2012 / Comments (0)

Parents of students starting college this fall can finally withdraw the funds they’ve worked so hard to accumulate in their 529 plans, education savings plans with tax benefits. But before parents request funds from their plan administrator or adviser, they…

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3 Ways to Ask for Contributions to 529 College Savings Plans

Posted by: Reyna on Aug 14 2012 / Comments (0)

Four-year tuition and fees for public universities will be $95,000 for kids starting school in 2028, estimates savingforcollege.com. To meet those needs, parents are seeking help from friends and relatives to pay for college. Some…

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3 Savings Tips for Parents of Study Abroad Students

Posted by: Reyna on Aug 7 2012 / Comments (0)

Certified Financial Planner® John Gugle spent his sophomore year abroad attending Sophia University in Tokyo. “The opportunity to live and study outside the U.S.A. helped broaden my understanding of the world and ultimately helped provide career opportunities to…

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4 Costly Mistakes Parents Make When Saving for College

Posted by: Reyna on Aug 2 2012 / Comments (0)

“Depending on the number of children you have, paying for college is the most expensive event outside of paying for retirement,” says Fred Amrein, ChFC® and principal of Amrein Financial in Wynnewood, Pa. However, experts say, the total price…

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Take These 4 Steps Before Opening a 529 Plan

Posted by: Reyna on Jul 27 2012 / Comments (0)

Curious how Jeff Howkins, president of Sallie Mae’s Upromise Investments, Inc., saved for college before 529 plans existed? Read Take These 4 Steps Before Opening a 529 Plan on usnews.com.

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Veterans Education Benefits in New York State

Posted by: Reyna on Jun 5 2012 / Comments (0)

If you’re a veteran of the armed forces living in the state of New York, you should look into New York’s program for helping veterans and families of fallen and disabled heroes. Veterans of conflicts dating back to Vietnam could qualify for over $5,000 per…

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CollegeWeekLive Paying for College Webcast tonight

Posted by: Reyna on Mar 8 2012 / Comments (0)

Join me at 7p EST tonight for a chat about all aspects of paying for college. Future students, current students and parents welcome. Register for free anytime beforehand.

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