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Student Loan Delinquencies on the Rise

By | 2017-05-09T22:13:26+00:00 March 11th, 2015|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

In its Q4 2014 Household Debt and Credit Report, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York noted that the student loan delinquency rate is worsening. You can read the full report here. According to the report, student loan debt increased by $31 billion from Q3 2014 to Q4 2014, with outstanding student loan balances now standing [...]

College Board Releases New College Cost Figures

By | 2014-12-04T22:24:44+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Background Every year, the College Board releases its Trends in College Pricing and Trends in Student Aid reports that highlight current college costs and trends in financial aid. While costs can vary significantly depending on the region and college, the College Board publishes average cost figures, which are based on its survey of nearly 4,000 colleges [...]

Providing for a Grandchild's Education

By | 2017-05-09T22:12:35+00:00 August 9th, 2013|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

As the cost of a college education continues to climb, many grandparents are stepping in to help.  This trend is expected to accelerate as baby boomers, many of whom went to college, become grandparents and start gifting what’s predicted to be trillions of dollars over the coming decades.  Helping to pay for a grandchild’s college education [...]

Increases in College Costs for 2012/2013 Continue to Outpace Inflation

By | 2012-11-07T18:45:22+00:00 November 7th, 2012|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Every October, the College Board releases its Trends in College Pricing report that highlights college cost increases for the current academic year along with trends in the world of higher education. While costs can vary significantly depending on the region and individual college, the College Board publishes average cost figures, which are based on its survey [...]