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College is expensive enough. Don’t make it pricier than it has to be by making choices about financial aid, classes, and college living that increase your costs even more.

Here are nine tips to help prevent simple, but expensive mistakes that can can increase your college debt:

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The way we think about higher education has changed drastically over the last decade. More students are opting for master’s programs in computer science, rather than the traditional MBA track. But is that the right move for you?

It just might be ... that is, if you're looking for a highly compensated field that has a lot of job openings. 

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With summer break right around the corner, your teenager is likely gearing up for part-time work, hanging with friends, and sleeping in. You, on the other hand, know that college stuff is looming, and are probably wondering if there are things you should be doing to prepare for the big push in the fall. 

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Does the idea of living in a spacious apartment or sharing a large house with a bunch of your friends sound pretty tantalizing?

If you’re eager to get out of your crowded college dorm, you might be thinking about off-campus housing. With all of the freedom and space that comes with truly being on your own, you may be ready to sign on the dotted line right now. 

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If you're headed to college next year, there’s a good chance you applied to your dream school, your “pretty sure I’m going to get in” school, and your safety school. 

Sounds like a pretty fail-proof plan, right? But what happens when you get wait-listed for  your dream school and you feel like the other two are just ... meh?

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Have you figured out what role you play in helping your teen decide where they want to go to school next year? If your answer is: “I have no idea,” you’re not alone. 

Over the next few weeks, you will be spending a lot of time listening to your child agonize over which college to attend. And as difficult as it may be to watch them go through this process, your role is to listen, guide, and ask questions

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