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Affording College

Put that post-secondary education within financial reach. Find tips and advice for students and parents on affording college – from FAFSA to scholarships to other funding options – around metro Detroit, Ann Arbor and elsewhere in southeast Michigan.

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Plan Early and Include Family to Reduce Student Loan Debt for Your Child

Discover why opening a Michigan 529 when your child is young can help reduce debt in the long run.
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Saving for College During the Pandemic

Attending college might look different moving forward, but the way students prepare to save for tuition is still just as important as ever.
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Entire Detroit Volleyball Team Scores College Scholarships

All nine of the 2020 high school graduates on Club Xtreme Volleyball Team have secured athletic scholarships thanks to nonprofit organization, New Level.

Wayne State Says Yes to No Tuition Increase

In order to ease the financial worry of students after COVID-19, Wayne State University's Board of Governors unanimously approved a 0% tuition increase.
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New Program Makes College Tuition Free in Grand Rapids

The city is a Michigan Promise Zone, which makes college tuition free in Grand Rapids. Find out what you need to know about this program and if your kids qualify.
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Scholarships for High School Students in Michigan

Looking for some free money to help pay for your child's college education? Here's a list of great scholarships for high school students in Michigan.
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Few Parents Talk to their Kids About Student Loan Management, Study Says

As little as 9% of parents report they talk to their kids about student loans, here's why this is a problem – and how to better prepare your college student.
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Wayne State to Offer Free Tuition to Detroit Residents in Fall 2020

On Oct. 23, 2019, the Detroit university introduced the Heart of Detroit Tuition Pledge, which provides free tuition to high school graduates living in the city.

Parent Loans for College Students Are Growing, Study Says

While parents should be focused on saving for retirement, many are taking out loans, including parent PLUS loans, to fund their students' college education.

What are Parent PLUS Loans for College and How do They Work?

If you didn't save enough money for your child's college education, you're far from alone. But there's a loan for that – and it's not the kind your child pays back.

Affording College Checklist for Students and Parents

The expenses can be big, but they're manageable with some planning and knowing your options. Explore this affording college checklist to get your bearings.

Obtaining An Affordable and High Quality Education

Higher education is important – and also pretty expensive, but you don't have to cut quality to make it affordable. Professionals with Walsh explain how.