Tag: school

A child's Social Security number can be used by identity thieves to apply for government benefits, open bank and credit card accounts, apply for a loan or utility service, or rent a place to live. Check for a credit report to see if your child’s...

Many school forms require personal and sensitive information. Here are some tips for keeping your child’s personal information safe — from pre-school through college.

Safeguard your child’s Social Security number (SSN). Don’t carry your...

As summer winds down, it’s time for back-to-school shopping. Here are some tips to help you save time and money.

Get the teacher-approved list. Many teachers have lists of items they want their students to have. Take an inventory of clothing...

Paying for school can be a big undertaking. Understanding the difference between federal and private loans and your consolidation and repayment options can save you thousands of dollars.

Some companies promise to help reduce student loan...

If you’re a high school or college student, or their parent, it’s nearly time for the 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form, which becomes available October 1, 2017.

Completing the FAFSA form is free, and it gives...

The costs of student loans and fees can be overwhelming. You might see online ads that promise to help lower your payments or get your loans forgiven. But be wary of companies that make those promises, and never pay an upfront fee. Today, the FTC...

April showers bring May flowers. April also is a good time to plant seeds for a financially fit future. After all, April is Financial Literacy Month.

Seeds of information from the Federal Trade Commission are free. They include...

If you’re a high school or college student or parent, it’s important to know that beginning this year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filing season for the 2017-18 academic year launches Oct. 1. This is a new timeline that...

Thinking about getting your high school diploma? Many states have different options for getting your diploma, including new tests and programs. But scammers are setting up fake diploma sites to trick you into paying for their “diplomas.” Which...

Are you a veteran going back to school for a degree or professional certificate? We’ve taken time this week to thank and honor you and other veterans for your service, but we also want to help. That’s where you come in — we need to hear from you...

Pages