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Infographic: Paying for College - Americans Feel the Strain

The Gift of College ‘2020 Paying for College Survey’ gives a clear-eyed perspective on the student debt crisis that is weighing down Americans of all ages. The data is resounding: student loans are causing emotional distress and interfering with other financial goals. And with many respondents...

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Control What You Can in Times of Uncertainty: Important Documents for Parents of College Students

While many parents and students are still awaiting final word on whether and to what extent post-secondary classes will be held on campus this upcoming semester and still deciding whether to submit their Fall semester payments which are now coming due, uncertainty is in the air. The traditional exci...

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Infographic: Paying for College - A Workplace Perspective

In May, Gift of College spearheaded the ‘2020 Paying for College Survey’. An in-depth look at how Americans navigate the student loan debt crisis and the college savings journey, the survey revealed key insights about employees’ hopes and expectations for financing education throug...

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11 Ways to Prepare for Freshman Year of College

Transitioning from high school to college can be overwhelming for students. There are ways you can prepare for this new chapter. The following tips can help an incoming freshman have a smooth transition and build a foundation for a successful college year. Choosing the Right School. It’s ha...

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How 529 as an Employee Benefit helps Families avoid Student Loan Debt

With National "529 Day" approaching later this week on 5/29, it’s rewarding to reflect on the many creative efforts undertaken this time of year to raise both local and national awareness of the existence and usefulness of 529 college savings plans to help families prepare for the cost of higher edu...

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Give the Graduation Gift of a Lifetime

While we are facing unique and unprecedented times, with many graduations now occurring remotely, and many in-person festivities being postponed – a graduate’s accomplishments are still so important to celebrate, and every graduate deserves to shine. Plus, the loved ones in a student&rs...

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The Myriad of Benefits that Higher Education Provides

Will you go to college? That’s the most common question that high-school students get. Before they even graduate from high school, they have to make the big decision and they have to be absolutely confident in their choice. The pressure is huge and it’s not easy to handle. On one si...

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Tips & Tools to Stay Organized While Getting Ready for College

Many people look back on their college years as the best of their lives. After making it through primary school and graduating with a high school diploma, college is when a teenager becomes an adult, learning self-sufficiency and independence while gaining the knowledge and skills necessary for the ...

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Things to Know Before Choosing a College

As a soon to be high school graduate, deciding where to go to college is a difficult decision. There are a lot of factors that go into making the choice of what school is the best for you and your future. We’ve put together a quick rundown of the basic questions you should ask yourself when deciding...

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Trick Out My Dorm

Moving out to college is both exciting and terrifying at the same time. You're off on your own, no longer under mom and dad's roof and you're about to spend your first night on campus. You're beginning a new chapter in your life and you've just stepped foot in your first dorm room. Now what? Now's ...

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Study Motivation – Things Successful People Teach Us

Success does not come overnight. If you want to be successful, you must earn your success. While many will tell you that success is predictable, you will probably agree that no one expected that the dropout Bill Gates would turn his dream into a billion-worth company called Microsoft, or that Oprah,...

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College Planning Begins the Summer After 8th Grade Graduation

Did you know that high school officially begins as soon as a student graduates from 8th grade? Anything they do after that day can be included on their high school resume for college and scholarship applications. Therefore, the summer before freshman year is the perfect time to start planning for co...

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