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January 21st, 2009 admin

Many of you have probably popped over to our sister site, the Pay for College Blog, which is hosted by college funding expert Deborah Fox (of Fox College Funding –they actually won an award last year for financial planning excellence).

Though Ms. Fox’s site is mostly targeted to parents (you might want to teach yours about feed readers so they can subscribe) there are some great articles that are relevant to students, too. I like to help my readers stay in-the-know, so I thought I’d highlight a few of my favorites for you.

1. Creative Ways to Pay for College by Thinking “Outside the Box.” College is expensive, and a lot of us don’t have our parents footing the bill. I love the new and different ways students have come up with to cover their costs, and Ms. Fox’s reminders and tips about the basics.

2. Life 101: What Your Student Needs to Know Now. This is a great list of things you need to know how to do once you’re out on your own. You can ask the ‘rents, or check out articles around here, like this Ultimate College How-To Guide.

3. How to Pay LESS for Textbooks. Who else gets tired of spending hundreds of dollars on books you (sort-of) use for a few weeks? Ms. Fox shares some tips about how to cut costs on textbooks.

4. What You Need to Know About How to File the FAFSA.
I hate government forms. They are complicated and confusing. On the other hand, I like the opportunities that come out of filing them, like student loan offers or tax refunds. This is a great, simple prep guide for that dear, dear FAFSA we all love filing out every year.

5. 5 More Easy and Unexpected Ways to Find College Money. Did you know you can ask for a discount on some of your bills? Find out more tips to stretch your dollar in Ms. Fox’s article, and in my 50 Ways to Save Money in College.

Anybody have a favorite article to share with the class? šŸ˜‰

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