How the House and Senate Tax Bills Would Raise College Costs
The House bill contains many more provisions than the Senate bill that would affect students, their families and colleges.
Morningstar’s Good and Bad 529 Savings Plans in 2017
Morningstar has upgraded ratings for six 529 college savings plans and downgraded ratings for three.
DeVos Sued Over Plans to End Protections for Student Borrowers
A coalition of states is suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for her plans to end rules that protect student loan borrowers.
Families Saving More for College but Underestimating Costs: Fidelity
Fidelity's College Savings IQ survey also found that more families are using 529 college savings plans but many don't understand all the advantages.
It’s FAFSA Time: Get Your Clients Ready
Parents and students can file these forms, which are required for financial aid and PLUS loans, as soon as Oct. 1.
CFPB Pursues Illegal Student Loan Practices Despite DOE Data Freeze
The agency ordered Collegiate Student Loan Trusts and its debt collector to pay $21 million in fines and restitution for illegal debt collection lawsuits.
New York Cracks Down on Student Loan Fraud, Abuse
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced a three-pronged approach designed to end abuses and get compensation for victims.
A Portrait of the Student Loan Borrower: Older, Deeper in Debt, More Likely Delinquent
The student loan debt crisis is worsening in ways that go well beyond the size of the debt, the CFPB reports.
529 College Plans and Taxes: The Basics and Then Some
Find out how to decipher the basic IRS rules, though for IRS that means complicated, for 529 college savings plans.
Colleges Feeling the Pressure of High Tuition
But a possible solution under consideration by a national association for private nonprofit schools could reduce financial aid based on merit.