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Nov 2, 2017

Tips for Getting the Most Out of College Scholarships

Tips for Getting the Most Out of College Scholarships

November is National Scholarship Month. Consumer Reports says fall is the best time to start applying, and using these tips may reduce the number of loans you'll need.

Sep 13, 2017

College Students Face a High Risk of Identity Theft

College Students Face a High Risk of Identity Theft

Between homework and exams, identity theft is the last thing on college student's minds.

Aug 11, 2015

College Tuition Insurance

College Tuition Insurance

Should you consider tuition insurance so that you can be reimbursed if your child has to leave before the end of the year?

Sep 2, 2014

High-Fee College Bank Cards

High-Fee College Bank Cards

Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, looked at Higher One and 8 other companies that offer campus-sponsored accounts.

Aug 19, 2014

Appliances for Back to College

Appliances for Back to College

Heading back to college? Consumer Reports tests loads of appliances that can help stock your new digs.

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I-35E Buckles in Carrollton, Major Traffic Delays
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Live Radar: Several More Days of Rain

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Update: When Will the Rain Come to and End?
Update: When Will the Rain Come to and End?

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Coppell ISD Bus Catches Fire in Irving, No Injuries
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