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Early filers for college financial aid reap benefits

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Want to increase your chance to get financial aid for college? File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the end of 2017. “The sooner the better,” said financial aid expert Mark Kantrowitz, publisher at Cappex.com. In a 2015 study he did for Edvisors, Kantrowitz found that students who Read More

UPDATE 1-U.S. charges four college basketball coaches in bribery scheme

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(Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday charged 10 people including four college basketball coaches and financial advisers with bribery and fraud in connection with college recruiting. Those charged include Chuck Person, associate head coach at Auburn University; Anthony Bland, associate head coach at the University of Southern California; Lamont Evans, assistant coach at Oklahoma State Read More

College savings in 529 plans may be worth less than hoped

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Parents who are counting on savings in 529 plans to pay for college this year or next could be in for an unpleasant surprise. Right when they need the money most to cover costs for tuition and dormitory rooms, they could find their 529 stash has dwindled. The reason: Bonds. Most 529 Read More

Money-Saving Tips For Millennial College-Entrepreneurs

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Shutterstock photo Growing up during the last major recession means that today’s millennial  college entrepreneurs are already in the savings mindset. They’ve learned how to live with less than previous generations, which has made them much more conscious of how much things cost. Unlike other generations, they’re looking to offset the cost of things like Read More

U.S. orangutan Chantek, 'the ape who went to college,' dies at 39

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ATLANTA (Reuters) – Chantek, a male orangutan who was among the first apes to learn sign language, could clean his room and memorized the way to a fast-food restaurant, died on Monday at age 39, Zoo Atlanta said. Chantek, who was taught by a trainer who raised him like her own child, was being treated Read More