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When it comes to college, nothing is cheap. Tuition, textbooks, laundry… it all adds up, but LOZO’s here to help! We’ve compiled all the best tips and resources for you right here. If you know what you need, check out our Quick Links, to the right. If you need a little more guidance, dive in below!

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  • Goodness knows buying books for college takes a big bite out of any student or parent's wallet. Luckily, there are more options than ever these days to get books...
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  • UPromise is a free program that gives members rebates on everyday purchases at the supermarket and more, in the form of a savings account for your child. Start early, when your kids are born and...
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  • Most educational institutions offer discounts--sometimes substantial ones--on new computers and more. If you're not sure if your school gets a discount, check with your administration or just ask...
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  • If you need money for college but the college won't give you enough, negotiate. Some are willing to loan or give extra money if a student can prove need.
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  • Fastweb.com allows you to easily search their database of 1.3 million scholarships worth over $3 billion. Simply put, this is one of the fastest and easiest ways to find scholarships...
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  • U.S. News & World Report offers a very thorough section on their site entirely devoted to giving advice on "Paying for College", including a section for Parents, for Students and covering a...
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  • Kiplinger's overview of the best 529 College Savings Plans. They recommend the top 5 overall plans as well as give a state by state breakdown that explains what the best option for that state is and...
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  • Federal Student Aid is part of the U.S. Department of Education. Their primary goal is to provide all eligible students with federal financial assistance including grants, loans and...
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  • If you need money for college but the college won't give you enough, negotiate. Some are willing to loan or give extra money if a student can prove need.
  • The Simple Dollar's tips for evaluating student loan options (article from 2007 but still mostly relevant)
  • Fastweb.com allows you to easily search their database of 1.3 million scholarships worth over $3 billion. Simply put, this is one of the fastest and easiest ways to find scholarships that can help you pay for college.

    In addition, Fastweb also provides a wealth of information about financial aid, student loans, colleges and [...]
  • If you're a Nascar fan, you're probably tuning into the Friday night Nascar Nationwide race (9/10/10 7pm ET ESPN2) at Richmond International Raceway. The event is headlined by Virginia 529 College Savings, a perfect fit with LOZO's mission to help people save money on everything!

    In honor of the event [...]
  • One of the great things about being a student is that you get plenty of discounts. Though a lot of student discounts come and go based on the whim of the retailer, many stores have established year-round student discount policies or even "student stores". In addition to giving students a break, most of these stores will give the same discount to [...]