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Paying for College: The 411 on 529 Accounts

If you’ve been wanting to know more about paying for college, here’s the 411 on 529 plans for college. 529s are tax-advantaged savings plans created to encourage people to save for future college expenses. They are sponsored by states,…

How to Help Your Kids Prepare for College Early

There’s no question that your kids need you to help them prepare for college. The earlier your whole family starts focusing on your children’s college career, the bigger the chances that they’ll attend and graduate college. When you…

How To Afford To Keep Your Kid In College

Many parents can't figure how to afford to keep their kid in college. Given the high cost of a college education these days, a hefty college tuition bill might be a tough pill to swallow during lean economic times. As is the case with many…

Free College Money: Where to Find Scholarships

With the cost of college going through the roof, scholarships are one of the best ways to defray those costs, because they do not have to be repaid. Scholarships are offered by organizations, companies and private donors and they often go…

Paying Off College Debt: New Ways to Do It

Paying off College debt seems like an impossibility, but there is still hope. President Obama has announced the "Pay As You Earn" plan to make student loans more affordable for students. The plan will cap repayments for student federal loans…

Top 10 Reasons Why Latinos Need to go to College

Latinos need to go to college just like everyone else, for many reasons that I am about to explain. When I was growing up, there was never any question about whether or not I'd be going to college. It was a given. I knew my family expected…

Little Known Secrets of the Best Ivy League Schools

Earlier this year I presented at a conference at Harvard, organized by Latinas Unidas de Harvard, a group of unbelievable young female students helping each other become the leaders of tomorrow. Many of the organizers and participants are…

Lower Housing Values May Impact College Enrollment

A recent study shows that families whose home values are on the rise are more likely to send their children off to college. The reason? They may enjoy a higher income, they could be using a home equity loan to pay for their kids´ tuition,…

Is Your Child Ready for Advanced Placement?

The good news: more Latino high school students are enrolling and succeeding in elite Advanced Placement courses. The bad news: many students—of all ethnicities and races—are walking into the rigorous, college-level classes unprepared…