My Top 10 Debt-Free College Articles of 2017

2017 was a year of explosive growth for my blog and weekly email newsletter readership. Parents, students, and financial planners began following me in numbers greater than I ever expected. Out of the more than 50 debt-free college articles I wrote that year, here are the top 10 that were most popular with my followers.

If you missed any of these, here’s your chance to catch up! Read to the bottom of this list to see the #1 most popular article I wrote all year.

#10. Hilarious Idea Makes Kids Eager to Apply for Scholarships

#9. Danger Ahead: Don’t Get This Kind of Student Loan

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#8. Could Your Kids’ College Texting Habit Cost You $28,000?

#7. Must-Listen Dave Ramsey Rant Against Student Loan Debt

      (Read this post and I’ll tell you which two points Dave’s actually wrong about.)

#6. In Just 5 Minutes — Change Your Future Grandchildren’s Lives

#5. 17 College Majors That Put Kids On the Path to Underemployment

#4. 7 Reasons to Fill Out the FAFSA — Even If You’re Rich

#3. 5 Reasons “T-Shaped” is Better Than Well Rounded

#2. Want More College Money? Avoid These Common FAFSA Mistakes

And the #1 favorite out of all the debt-free college articles I wrote in 2017…

#1. Why You Should Never Cosign A Student Loan

    (And How to Save Yourself If You’ve Already Done It)

Remember, there’s no part of parenting more important than setting your kid up for successful college and career life.

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And if your child’s already well past middle school? That’s OK; you can run to catch up. But the process of getting your kids through college debt-free goes more smoothly the earlier you start it – especially if you’re not planning to save up any money to pay for college.

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Who is Jeannie Burlowski? 

Jeannie is a full-time academic strategist, author, speaker, and podcast host. Her writing, speaking, and podcasting help parents set their kids up to graduate college debt-free and move directly into careers they excel at and love. Her work has been featured in publications such as The Huffington Post, USA Today, NerdWallet, and US News and World Report.

Jeannie also helps students apply to law, medical, business, and grad school at her website You can follow her on Twitter @JBurlowski.