As tuition at universities and both public and private colleges rises, so does student debt—this begs the question: is a college education valuable enough to make it worthwhile?

The True Value of a College Education

As tuition at universities and both public and private colleges rises, so does student debt—this begs the question: is a college education valuable enough to make it worthwhile? The second edition of the Gallup-Purdue Index ...
Parenthood involves providing for your child, both now and in the future. Many parents are actively involved in helping fund their child’s future education. With so many savings options out there, which ones are the best? Here’s the lowdown on how to financially prepare for your child’s future goals.

How to Save for Your Child’s Future

Parenthood involves providing for your child, both now and in the future. Many parents are actively involved in helping fund their child’s future education. With so many savings options out there, which ones are the best? Here’s ...
Even if the dollar amount is less than that of a national scholarship, any amount is helpful in offsetting the expense of higher education. For instance, those dollars could go toward books or equipment, or help cover smaller living expenses.

Benefits of Applying for Local Scholarships and Grants

A couple hundred dollars from a local scholarship may sound like a drop in the bucket when it comes to paying for college tuition and expenses, but the reality is that every dollar counts and several local scholarships can add ...
Schools that don’t make students take out loans typically have a smaller number of students who borrow, and the college graduates who do take out loans have balances much smaller than the national average.

Colleges That Don’t Make Students Take Out Loans

Each year, more and more students are graduating from college with thousands of dollars in student debt that they’re responsible for paying back. A 2014 study by The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) found that ...
Become a savvy budgeter with these must-follow budget tips for college students, and learn more about Colonial’s no fee checking account.

Must Follow Budget Tips for College Students

In a few short weeks college students will fill classrooms and auditoriums across the country, learning everything from interpretive dance to theoretical physics. Universities offer a wide-range of courses, but one skill that ...
Many parents make some common mistakes that can seriously hurt their efforts of saving for their child’s college education, leaving them well behind on their goals.

Mistakes Parents Make Saving for Their Child’s Education

With the cost of higher education soaring, saving for your child’s college education is probably one of your biggest concerns. However, many parents make some common mistakes that can seriously hurt their efforts, leaving them ...