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Aug 15, 2011 10:23AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Tuition costs have increased at a far greater rate than housing, energy and health care costs, as well as the overall rate of inflation.

Aug 12, 2011 11:00AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

For the second time in 3 years, the markets are taking their toll on 529 plans -- even for soon-to-be freshmen.

Aug 12, 2011 9:48AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Many affluent parents have no intention of paying the full freight for their children's college education, a survey says.

Jul 28, 2011 10:53AM on Smart SpendingBy Stacy Johnson

A new college school year is right around the corner, and so are new tuition hikes and budget cutbacks.

Jul 11, 2011 10:13AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Almost 20 states have cut funding for colleges, raising costs for students -- starting now.

Jun 8, 2011 10:26AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Carrying a lot of credit card and student loan debt sadly raises the self-esteem of young people. The glow fades at age 28.

Jun 6, 2011 9:45AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Some college students are marrying strangers to qualify for lower tuition or more financial aid. Is this wrong?

Jun 3, 2011 11:10AM on Smart SpendingBy doubleace

US universities are putting billions into merit aid, much of which goes to the children of well-to-do parents.

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