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5 tips on how to pay off student loans fast, getting out of debt fast

How To Pay Off Student Loans Fast

By Zoe Jones | May 30, 2019

Who wants to spend the rest of their lives paying off their loans from post-secondary? Nobody. The weight of paying off student loans can be a heavy burden. This could be the year that you finish repaying your student loans or get yourself into a better habit of repaying them faster. The question is, how…

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No Scholarship? How To Pay For College

By Tallie | May 1, 2019

Paying for college is not an easy feat. That’s why millennials aged 18-29 find themselves drowning in a sea of debt equaling approximately $1 trillion dollars. If you don’t have a scholarship that pays for tuition, there’s no need to fret — not yet, anyway. There are plenty of options when it comes to paying…

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How is Federal Student Aid Calculated?

By Carena de Alba | April 20, 2019

As students and graduates are well aware, the cost of higher education is pricey. Many Americans require financial assistance to attend their post-secondary institutions due to tuition, fees, living costs and additional expenses. It’s good that help is available with Federal Student Aid!  What is the FAFSA? The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal…

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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…

the 6 most common mistakes when paying back student loans

Biggest Student Loan Repayment Mistakes

By Asher Wu | February 13, 2019

According to a recent study by Credit Karma, the average student loan balance among 2017 college graduates is nearly $30,000. Making a student loan repayment mistake can really cost you and result in a serious increase in the life of your loan. Here are some common student loan repayment mistakes that too many graduates make: Not…

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Student Loans: Different From Other Types of Debt

By Tallie | February 11, 2019

While we’d all love to simply ignore the debt from student loans, we know that this doesn’t make it go away. Like all consumer debt, your creditors are expecting all of those funds back… and then some. Student loan debt and all consumer debt is broken into funnels: secured or unsecured. For those who don’t…

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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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What Happens When You Default On Student Loans?

By Asher Wu | January 28, 2019

Life can take unexpected turns that make paying back student loans incredibly difficult when we are laid off or fall ill. Unfortunately, missing a handful of payments can switch our account into “default” status, which can make our financial situation even worse (Forbes). What Is Student Loan Default? This occurs when full payments on student…

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Millennials Are Facing $1 Trillion in Student Loan Debt

By Forrest Grey | January 21, 2019

It’s official. Young Americans are drowning in student loan debt. At the end of 2018, 18-29 year-olds find themselves exceeding a debt of $1 trillion and, since nearly 1 million student borrowers end up defaulting each year, we know that half of that is not being repaid (Yahoo Finance). Even more devastating, it’s been more…

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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…