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Zoe Jones

Zoe Jones is a charismatic, happy go lucky writer for College Life Today. She marches to the beat of her own drum. She’s a freelance graphic designer and cartoonist, running her business successfully in the New York Metro Area. She spends most of her time in coffee shops making new friends every day.

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What even is Financial Aid? Do you have to fill out the FAFSA each year? We answer the common questions you have about paying for college and more. The more you know, the more aid you can get. Find out how to fund your education now!

Financial Aid 101: What Is Financial Aid & How Does It Work?

By Zoe Jones / April 10, 2019

Post-secondary education can offer students career opportunities while simultaneously increasing their potential for higher incomes and greater job satisfaction, but this can be costly. As a result, many Americans struggle to cover the cost of attending college on their own. They need help. When you are ready to jump into the college experience, you should…

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Paying off student loans can be confusing. The student loan repayment plans range widely. Evaluate your options and understand the difference between income-based and pay as you earn (PAYE).

Student Loan Repayment: Your Options

By Zoe Jones / April 1, 2019

Figuring out how to manage your student loan debt is a struggle that many college graduates face. More than seven million borrowers default, and millions more Americans find themselves unable to afford even the minimum monthly payment. Did you know there are options to help you pay off your student loans? While the burden of…

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Do you know the difference between different private student loans? Unsecured and secured loans can be tricky to understand. Student loan debt is hard but we make it easier to understand and come up with a repayment plan!

Understanding Private Student Loans

By Zoe Jones / February 18, 2019

Student loan debt is a topic that can be tricky to navigate.  Like any loan, the expectation is that the borrower will regularly make payments on time. But, when you’re fresh out of college and job prospects are slim, this can be easier said than done. It’s important that you understand exactly what you’re getting…

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What is a student loan bubble? And why does student loan debt keep growing so rapidly? Undergraduate interest rates are rising and college tuition is getting more expensive. Find out what you can do.

Why The Student Loan Bubble Won’t Burst

By Zoe Jones / January 30, 2019

While recent news of a booming economy and low unemployment might make it look like things are on the up and up, the financial outlook for today’s college students and recent graduates is still pretty bleak. These new developments haven’t lead to higher wages for graduates already struggling to pay down massive debt, let alone…

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Should You Refinance Your Student Loans?

By Zoe Jones / January 23, 2019

Student loans are growing and young Americans are drowning in a sea of debt exceeding $1 trillion. 18-29 year-olds find themselves borrowing money for their education and nearly 1 million student borrowers default payments each year, so most of that money is not being repaid. However, some student loan borrowers are seeing the benefits of…

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Trump's Tax reform affects students all over. His plans for this like the student interest deduction, the permanently disabled, and more. Need help on how to file your taxes, visit your college student center for help, after you read this post!

How Trump’s Tax Reform Could Impact Your Student Loan Debt

By Zoe Jones / January 16, 2019

Welcome to the start of tax season. That special time of year that leaves many students scratching their heads, wondering what the heck they need to do to file their income tax return. And if you’ve been following the news, you might also remember that back in January 2018, the Trump administration passed a Tax…

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