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Parents feel financially unprepared to pay for college (2023 parent survey)

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Parents feel financially unprepared to pay for college (2023 parent survey)

Parents are worried about financing college. Learn about parents’ financial uncertainties and more from the Discover Student Loans 2023 parent survey.

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Saving for college with a 529 plan

Financing College

Oct 20, 2023

Saving for college with a 529 plan

Saving for college with a 529 plan

Financing College

6 min. Read

A 529 plan is one option for your college savings plan. Learn about their benefits, how they affect financial aid, and who can contribute with Discover Student Loans.

How to speak to your student about college costs

Financing College

May 11, 2023

How to speak to your student about college costs

How to speak to your student about college costs

Financing College

3 min. Read

Affording college can be an expensive undertaking that could affect everyone’s finances. Here are some tips on how to talk about college costs with your teen.

Credit strategies for cosigning a student loan

Financing College

Mar 08, 2023

Credit strategies for cosigning a student loan

Credit strategies for cosigning a student loan

Financing College

3 min. Read

Before you cosign a college loan, get a look at these tips and strategies for student loans cosigners. Learn how cosigning a student loan will affect the parent's own credit.

Care package ideas for college students

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Care package ideas for college students

Here are some college care package ideas for your student every time they miss home. Discover Student Loans shares these care package ideas for college students.

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9 tips for keeping in touch with your college kid

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May 19, 2023

9 tips for keeping in touch with your college kid

9 tips for keeping in touch with your college kid

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5 min. Read

Staying in touch with your college student can be challenging. Use these tips from Discover Student Loans to help you stay in contact with them while they are at school.

9 tips for helping your student pick a college

Tips

May 17, 2023

9 tips for helping your student pick a college

9 tips for helping your student pick a college

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5 min. Read

Helping your student pick a college can be easy with a little planning and research. Discover Student Loans shows parents how to help their student choose the right school.

Budgeting for your child's college visits

Tips

Mar 15, 2023

Budgeting for your child's college visits

Budgeting for your child's college visits

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3 min. Read

Learn how to budget for college visits to the campuses on your child's list. Discover Student Loans shares tips to help you plan a budget for college visits.

Help your college student find an internship

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Feb 03, 2023

Help your college student find an internship

Help your college student find an internship

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4 min. Read

Help your college student find an internship. Learn how your college student can get a competitive edge and gain experience with a college internship.

Should my child bring a car to college?

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Jan 04, 2023

Should my child bring a car to college?

Should my child bring a car to college?

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4 min. Read

Explore the pros and cons of taking a car to college. Do the benefits outweigh the expenses, or is your child better off without a car?

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Cosigner

An individual who signs the promissory note of a primary borrower as support for the credit of the primary borrower and in doing so, becomes equally responsible for the repayment of the debt. A cosigner accepts equal responsibility for the repayment of a private student loan.

Direct PLUS Loan

A federal student loan that requires a credit evaluation and is available to graduate students and parents of dependent undergraduate students.