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Black Friday on a Student Loan Budget

By Tallie / October 22, 2019

Now that November is here, we can finally say that Black Friday is quickly approaching us, and chances are, you’re not ready for the day where you can drop thousands of dollars buying gifts for your friends, family, and self, nevermind the crowds of people all acting in a frenzy trying to save the most…

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How to File the FAFSA for Grad School

By Asher Wu / August 29, 2019

Most students have filed the FASFA for undergraduate programs but it’s important to note there are some changes when filling at the graduate level. Gathering the necessary information to correctly fill out the FAFSA can be tedious but it is well worth doing, because it can open the doors to financing and help students fund…

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Highest Paying Bachelors Degrees 2019-2020

By Zoe Jones / August 14, 2019

In order to get your foot in the door at most companies these days, you need a bachelors degree. Especially in the cases of high paying jobs, the U. S Bureau of Labor Statistics says workers with a bachelor’s degree typically earn 80% more than those with just a high school diploma. However, not all…

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10 Places to Buy Used Textbooks

By Harvey Morgan / August 7, 2019

Whether you’re starting your first year of college or preparing for your next semester, the burden of funding your education can be overwhelming. The seemingly never-ending list of fees can quickly feel insurmountable. Fortunately, there is a way to save large amounts of money by using alternative sources for textbooks beyond the campus bookstore. In…

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3 Websites That Offer College Textbooks for Free

By Zoe Jones / August 2, 2019

So you’ve paid your tuition, dormitory fees and purchased a meal plan. You breathe a sigh of relief thinking that your college costs have finally come to an end. But just weeks before class starts you suddenly remember you need…. books. Textbooks can be shockingly expensive and once you’ve dished out money for every other…

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10 Ways To Pay Less For College

By Zoe Jones / July 11, 2019

It’s no surprise that college is expensive, but you can be savvy about tuition costs and SAVE money. You may be thinking “this is impossible”; however, by following these tips you may find yourself in a better financial situation when it comes to paying for your education! How can you pay less for college? Research…

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Best Summer Jobs For College Students

By Carena de Alba / April 15, 2019

Now that it’s summer, college students are looking forward to freedom. Unfortunately, that also means having enough cash for those fun summer activities. It’s also the perfect opportunity to beef up that resume for your future, but which summer jobs should you pursue? From traditional to out-of-the-box summer job opportunities, you are bound to find…

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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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How To Find Money For College

By Forrest Grey / February 4, 2019

Paying for college can be a challenge. Whether rich, poor, or somewhere in between, most people spend most of what they earn. Not many people can write an annual check for $60,000 without breaking a sweat (or, perhaps, suffering a complete panic attack). It can be tricky to figure out what strategies you can employ…

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How To Get A Student Loan

By Asher Wu / January 9, 2019

It’s no secret that getting a degree has grown more expensive in recent years. According to data from The College Board, the cost of tuition and fees at public four year institutions increased by 17% over the past five years alone. Despite the rise in tuition costs, we continue to see degree holders thrive with…

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