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Your education is your #1 asset. Benjamin Franklin once said: “Genius without education is like silver in the mine.” It doesn’t matter whether other people think you’re smart or not, education is what sharpens the mind and magnifies the innate skills you were born with.


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The Five Largest State Tuition Hikes

Tuition HikePaying for college is hard enough when tuition price are steady. Throw in a tuition hike and the extra costs can be game changing for families. According to the College Board, tuition and fees at public four-year colleges increased 8.3 percent, on average, between the 2011-2012 school year and the year before, but ten states saw jumps of more than 10 percent. Here are five states with the largest tuition hikes according to the College Board, and what to do if you’re a victim.

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The 5 Most Expensive Colleges in America

Expensive collegesThe one thing that cars and colleges have in common is that their sticker prices are useless. Some of the most expensive schools have equally large financial aid packages that can eliminate college costs. Instead of relying on the advertised price, students can get a clearer idea of what they’ll actually pay by researching each school’s net price, which includes an estimate of their future financial aid package. Using data from the Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center and updating it with more recent net price figures from the National Center for Education Statistics, we’ve determined that these schools have the highest net prices.

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529 Funds: What Schools are Included?

529When it comes to saving for college, one of your options is to open a 529 plan. These plans come with tax advantages, and use the power of compound interest to help build up money for use in college.

Most of us are aware that it’s possible to use the money from the plan to pay for qualified expenses at a number of colleges and universities in the United States. As long as the school is listed on the as “eligible,” it’s possible to use money from the 529 plan, without penalty, to pay for qualified expenses.

But it’s not just colleges and universities in the United States that qualify. You may be able to pay costs at other educational institutions with money from your 529 plan.

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5 Community Colleges That Cost More Than Four-Year Schools

Expensive Community CollegesIn general, two-year and community colleges are a smart way to land some hefty college savings. According to the College Board, a student at a public two-year college pays, on average, approximately one-third in tuition and fees of what an in-state student at a public four-year school pays. While the vast majority of two-year students do pay substantially less than their four-year counterparts, there are exceptions. Using data from the Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center and updating it with more recent net price figures, we’ve determined that these two-year schools have the highest net prices.

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Do You Need a College Education that Costs as Much as a Home?

CollegeMany high school advisers and parents encourage high school students to go to the best college they can get into. For many, that means striving for Ivy League schools, even though the competition is fierce to get into those schools.

A recent report on CNN Money found that those top schools now cost more than $50,000 for room and board for one year. Planning to go to Darthmouth? That will set you or your child back nearly $58,000 a year, or $232,000 for a four year education, not factoring in yearly tuition increases. How is that for sticker shock? To put it in perspective, according to the U.S. Census, the median home price in the United States in 2010 was $221,000. A Dartmouth education will cost you as much as a home.

Is it worth it?

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The Five Most Popular Apprenticeships

Big RigsYou don’t have to go into debt to land a great job. Apprenticeship programs provide workers with classroom and on the job training while earning a paycheck. According to the Department of Labor, apprenticeships are available in more than 1,000 career fields and most can be completed in four years or less. Here are the five most popular apprenticeships according to the federal Office of Apprenticeships.

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5 Coolest Winter Jobs for College Students

Winter break is your last chance to fatten your wallet before the holidays. Luckily, hiring is up for seasonal help says Courtney Moyer, public relations manager at Snagajob.com, a job posting site for hourly and part-time positions. Snagajob research shows that 24 percent more managers will make seasonal hires this year over last year with the average winter job paying $10.70 hourly. That means opportunities abound if you act fast.

Check out these five great winter break gigs.

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5 Creative Ways to Pay for College or Get It for Free

ClassUnless you want to take out thousands of dollars in student loans, college can seem out of reach. Tuition rates continue to rise faster than inflation, yet college is still a good investment. According to a research study by researchers at Georgetown, those with a high school degree only earn $1.3 million over their career lifetime, while those with a bachelor’s average $2.2 million and those with a Ph.D. earn $3.6 million. A nearly one million dollar difference in earnings between those with a high school degree and those with a bachelor’s degree make college an attractive option despite the cost.

However, if you are creative, you can get your degree without paying a fortune or taking out thousands of dollars of loans.

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