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  • Prepaid college tuition program, 'College Illinois' up and running again

    Prepaid college tuition program, 'College Illinois' up and running again
    Illinois families can again enroll in the state's prepaid college tuition program, a year after it was suspended amid questions about the investment strategy and a funding shortfall. The College Illinois program, with about 52,000 participants, allows...
  • Moves to lower your tax bill

    Death and taxes might be certain, but the latter changes each year. Even without major tax legislation — thanks, political gridlock — taxpayers need to be aware of even slight adjustments that could benefit them as they prepare their returns....
  • Briefs: OCC's Roche signs

    Orange Coast College sophomore football player Jon Roche, a two-year starter on the offensive line, has signed a national letter of intent to continue his career at Southern Utah University. Roche, a 6-foot-3, 320-pound left tackle in 2011, helped the...
  • In-State Exceptions: Going to school out of state can be cheaper than staying near home

    The hype about colleges' heightened admissions standards and skyrocketing tuition may be drowning out the surprising reality that many affordable public colleges in less populated areas are eager for students and are willing to cut good deals. U.S....
  • Now's the time to save

    Education beyond high school is a key to success later in life. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 62 percent of all U.S. jobs now require a minimum of two-year or four-year degrees or special post-secondary training. That number is expected to...
  • Last-minute personal finance moves

    With 2011 winding down, there's still time for some smart moves to keep your finances in order. Here are some tips that will help you in 2011 and next year: Make charitable donations. Make a donation today by credit card and you'll get the deduction on...
  • College degree is still worth the (very considerable) cost

     
    With college costs soaring and new graduates struggling to land jobs, is higher education still worth the money? Yes, according to an analysis by one recent college graduate who has studied the issue carefully. Sarah Millar, who is now gainfully......
  • Upromise: Leverage your Black Friday, Cyber Monday savings

    Upromise, the program where you earn cash rewards to pay for college by shopping at participating merchants, is upping the ante on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If you shop at one of the more than 900 merchants through the Upromise site, you could...
  • 3 cheaper alternatives to Florida Prepaid's $50K plan for a university education

    3 cheaper alternatives to Florida Prepaid's $50K plan for a university education
    Parents wanting to enroll their baby in the Florida Prepaid plan face paying a mind-boggling $49,293 for  four years tuition at a public university -- or $298 a month until the October before the child graduates from high school. That's more than triple...
  • Morningstar: Maryland's 529 plan one of the best

    Morningstar: Maryland's 529 plan one of the best
    Morningstar, the Chicago-based mutual fund tracker, released its annual report card on 529 college savings plans. The 529 plans of Maryland and Alaska, both managed by Baltimore’s T. Rowe Price, were ranked among the six best. (Both plans held the...
  • Average student-loan debt tops $25,000 for first time

     
    You don't have to be a math major to understand this statistic: The average student-loan debt of last year's college graduates tops $25,000 -- the first time it's ever exceeded that ignominious mark. Seniors who graduated in 2010 had an......