College Q&A: What's the Best Way for My Sister to Help?
A student gets an offer of help from his sister, but doesn't want to put her in a difficult tax situation.
College Q&A: Will a Part-Time Job Limit How I Pay My Loans?
A recent graduate's part-time job offer has him questioning whether it's worth it to take the job and become ineligible for loan deferment.
College Q&A: Should I Defer Loan Payments If I'm Working Part-Time?
Our college expert answers a reader's question about the right - and wrong way - to defer student loans.
College Q&A: How Long Will My Loan Payments Last?
Student loans carry standard 10-year terms but most people refinance them and end up taking 16-18 years.
College Q&A: Can I Beat the FAFSA?
One parent asks if moving assets around can lead to a better deal on financial aid. The answer? Yes, but be careful.
College Q&A: How Do I Find a Great Private Student Loan?
Mark Kantrowitz, our education planning expert, tells a parent how to shop for a great private student loan.
Education Q&A: 9 Ways for Grandparents to Help
Grandparents can provide a meaningful contribution to a child's education, but read the fine print.
College Q&A: Can I Use Scholarships to Graduate Early?
A student wants to accelerate her degree program or pursue two at once, without compromising her financial aid.
College Q&A: Should I Use Home Equity to Pay for College?
One parent asks whether it's okay to use home equity to help pay for college. MainStreet's expert, Mark Kantrowitz, has the answer.
College Q&A: How Early Is Too Early to Start Saving?
College Q&A: Where Can I Find Scholarships and Grants?
Scholarship winners aren’t always Rhodes Scholars. You just need to know where to look.
College Q&A: How Do I Get the Most Aid for My Child?
Sometimes, moving money around can reduce your expected contribution and make your child eligible for more aid.
College Q&A: A 529 or Trust Account?
Should a risk-averse family keep their uniform trust for minors account or subject their nest egg to risk?
College Q&A: 529 or Retirement?
How do you choose between saving for your kids' college tuition or your own retirement? Can you do both?
College Q&A: Should I Invest in a 529 Plan?
A husband and wife can't agree on whether to invest in their state's 529 savings plan. Who's in the right?
College Q&A: When Should I Start Saving?
One parent of a toddler and an infant wonders when to start saving for college. MainStreet's expert, Mark Kantrowitz has the answer.