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5 Ways Grandparents Can Avoid Hurting Financial Aid Chances

It’s always wonderful when grandparents can help with college costs, but they have to be careful to avoid hurting their grandchildren’s chances for financial aid.

Here are five things that grandparents (or other relatives and friends) should be aware of when helping to pay for college.

8 Things to Know About the New College Borrowing Season

Most families end up borrowing to cover college costs.

More than 70 percent of college students rely on loans when pursuing a bachelor’s degree and many parents borrow as well.

The college loan season starts on July 1 when the federal government makes federal loans available for the 2016-2017 school year.

With the college loan season upon us, here are eight things you should know about college loans: