Navigating Savings Plans, Student Loans and Scholarships As a Military Teen

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College is supposed to be the best time of your life - don't let the stress of paying for it scare you away from pursuing your education. With the many available scholarships, grants and other options for financial aid, paying for college doesn't have to be such an intimidating task. Plus, you aren't in this alone. There are plenty of resources to help you out as you begin planning for your future. Before you know it, you'll be walking across the graduation stage with a diploma in your hand.

As you think about how to pay for college, be sure to maximize financial aid, grants and scholarships first, then look into educational loans to cover the rest. You can also get that head start on saving by using a 529 savings plan.

Since the whole process of financing your college education can be a bit overwhelming, the following questions and answers might help you organize your thoughts.

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