Helpful college financial aid advice for parents

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Helpful college financial aid advice for parents

Here are some financial aid tips for parents. Learn about common pitfalls when applying for financial aid.

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Parent Survey 2021

Parents value a college education but are still worried about costs. Learn more about the Discover Student Loans annual parent survey.

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Saving for College with a 529 Plan

One way that many families prepare to save for college is through a 529 Plan. A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged way to save for future qualified college expenses.

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Credit Strategies for Cosigning a Student Loan

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.

Study Help - How Parents Can Help With the SAT & ACT

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How Parents Can Help Their Teen Study for the ACT & SAT

Learn how to help your teen study using these simple tips. Studying for the SAT and ACT exam can be stressful, but parents can help.

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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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Cosigner

A person who agrees to repay the loan in the event the primary borrower does not. A cosigner is considered a co-borrower and is equally responsible for repayment of the loan.

Direct PLUS Loan

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



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