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Don't Get Blindsided by the Sticker Shock of College

Lifestyles - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:08
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(NewsUSA) - When it comes to paying for college education, careful planning and budgeting are musts.

Just take a look at this -- as of 2012, college tuition has increased 1,120 percent -- far outpacing the price of consumer goods, medical expenses and food since records began in 1978, according to Bloomberg. In fact, average charges (tuition, fees, and room and board) at a public four-year college were $18,391 in 2013-14, according to the College Board (Trends in College Pricing report).

"As tuition costs continue to rise, and the national student loan debt hits $1 trillion, students are left wondering how they are able to afford the college education that is so vital to their future," says Mary Johnson, director of financial literacy and student aid policy at Higher One. "Finding a tuition payment plan might be a good alternative for some students and families."

For some, using a tuition payment plan can help budget and plan for the added expense of higher education. Students at more than 400 college campuses across the U.S. use CASHNet payment plans offered by Higher One. Currently, tuition payment plans:

* Allow students and families to spread payments over a semester or whole year for a small fee;

* Help families manage their cash flow;

* Charge less than short-term, high-interest borrowing such as credit cards, personal loans, or student loans;

* Allow families to keep earning interest on their money, instead of giving it to the institution upfront;

* Allow independent students who are working, to manage their tuition payments as part of a monthly budget.

Whatever payment options you choose to use for your college education, be sure to do your homework first. Ask questions like: How much interest will I pay? How long will I be making payments? How much will I be required to pay upfront? Will my post-degree pay be enough to meet my monthly payments? When am I required to begin paying back the loan?

For more information, visit www.higherone.com/cashnet.

Can Armstrong ever be forgiven?

CNN - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:01
Sometimes sorry is not enough, and Lance Armstrong's "apologies" have left some of his former close friends recoiling in anger -- but others believe the disgraced cycling champion deserves a second chance.
Categories: National News

29 rockets, 20 minutes: Israel-Gaza truce broken

CNN World - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:47
An Israeli delegation has been ordered home from talks in Cairo aimed at ending the conflict in Gaza, a senior Israeli official says, after the Israeli military blamed militants in Gaza for breaking the truce. Hamas denies firing rockets.
Categories: International News

The babysitter costs HOW much?

Business News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:43
It seems like a parental dream: A college-educated babysitter shows up, leads your kids through homework, dinnertime and a masterpiece art project, cleans the house and then gives you a report card of how the evening went.

Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano rumbles, could threaten air travel

CNN World - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:38
In 2010, an Icelandic volcano with an unpronounceable name spewed an ash cloud into the skies that disrupted travel for millions of passengers and cost airlines a small fortune.
Categories: International News

'Michael Jackson' croc kills man

CNN World - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:35
A man has died after being attacked by a pale-headed saltwater crocodile nicknamed "Michael Jackson" in Australia's Northern Territory.
Categories: International News

Visually impaired kids play kickball

Health - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:23
This kickball team uses its hearing instead of eyesight to play the game.
Categories: Health

Guard's role in quelling unrest

CNN - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:14
They've served in every U.S. war since 1637. When natural disasters strike, they're often among the first to head to the epicenter.
Categories: National News

U.K. bank hit with $300 million New York fine

Business News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:09
Standard Chartered Bank will pay $300 million for not meeting the terms of a money laundering settlement with the state of New York.

Patient being treated in California for possible Ebola exposure

CNN - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 06:53
Another patient is being tested in the United States for possible Ebola exposure -- this time, in California.
Categories: National News

Look at me! 20 selfies of the week

CNN - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:56
Categories: National News

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Business News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 04:56
Markets are struggling to take another step forward ahead of some big announcements.

Ferguson streets calm until bottles flew

CNN - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 01:42
Police chased young men down Ferguson's streets and made arrests, as bottles flew again shortly before midnight. Protesters locked hand in front of the police line, while some urged the crowd to remain peaceful.
Categories: National News

Stylist gives free haircuts to the homeless

Business News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 01:23
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Grand jury to hear evidence in chokehold death investigation

CNN - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 01:14
Evidence in the investigation of the controversial chokehold death of Staten Island man Eric Garner will be presented to a grand jury, prosecutors announced Tuesday.
Categories: National News

Why bring in National Guard?

CNN - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:38
By calling National Guard troops into Ferguson, Missouri, authorities are taking the situation "to the opposite extreme of community policing," a former FBI assistant director says.
Categories: National News

Pentagon joins weapons debate

CNN - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:37
The sometimes violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and the law enforcement response has sparked a debate about what some call the "militarization of police," after armored vehicles, stun grenades and high-tech weaponry were brought in to calm the violence.
Categories: National News

Video shows ISIS beheading U.S. journalist James Foley

CNN - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:57
A video released by ISIS shows the beheading of American journalist James Foley, who disappeared in November 2012 in Syria.
Categories: National News

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CNN - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:59
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