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Counselors: Parents should plan for college costs

Delaware parents need to be more involved when it comes to planning for their children to go to college, high school counselors said Monday at a round-table discussion hosted by U.S. Rep. John Carney on the soaring costs of higher education. Full story

The Young & the Jobless

   Former Education Secretary Bill Bennett has a new book out called "Is College Worth It?" Bennett discusses financial aid, tuition and what else is discouraging to students.

Why millennials are so optimistic

   Joel Stein stirred up some controversy with his article "The Me Me Me Generation" in the May 20th edition of Time Magazine. Melissa Harris-Perry’s panelists examine stereotypes about millennials and why, despite maturing during an economic crisis, many in the generation are still very optimistic.

Don't let that 529 college plan hurt your financial aid

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tax-advantaged 529 college-savings plans have been a huge help for many students and their families as the costs of higher education have soared. But if you're applying for financial aid (and who isn't?) you need to know how these accounts will affect your bottom line. Full story

New strategies for tuition-panicked parents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - This is the time of year when high school seniors start to calm down and their parents start to get anxious. The students have received those coveted college acceptance letters, so they know they are going to go somewhere. But how will Mom and Dad scrape up the money to pay fo Full story

How Sandy settlements can hit financial aid

ROCKAWAY BEACH, New York (Reuters) - Families whose homes were damaged by superstorm Sandy have one more insult they can add to their list of injuries: Unless they are careful, their children's student aid packages might get nicked. Full story

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Students walk across campus at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt. A new report says low-income students are increasingly bypassed for merit-based aid.