Back to school means college for one of the Frank kids. And college, as we've all heard, is expensive. Here are some tips and tricks for folks into, in and just out of college. For a more complete article, click here.
- Apply to for financial aid-regardless of whether or not you think you qualify. The student aid program, FAFSA, can help a variety of folks.
- Save ahead using college funding plans. The popular 529 plan can offer state income tax deductions and grow and be used without a tax burden.
- Choose your school wisely. Be ready to change your mind. Don't dig in your heels. Instead, be open to a wide variety of schools and settings. Large or small? What environment best fits your learning style?
- Negotiate with the school. More often than not, you might be able to shave some money off tuition costs.