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How To Defer Your Student Loan Payments

By Forrest Grey / July 23, 2019

Sometimes life throws unexpected curveballs and we end up with heavy medical expenses, job loss, or some other financial crisis that makes paying off student loans feel impossible. A deferment or forbearance can help you out of this tight spot by postponing your student loan payments for a temporary amount of time.  What is deferment?…

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The Complete List Of Student Loan Forgiveness Programs

By Harvey Morgan / July 3, 2019

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could magically snap your fingers and wish away that pesky student loan debt? You may not whisk it away that easily; however, a number of student loan forgiveness programs are available to those who work in education, public service, and health care. Even Federal Aid and certain states are…

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Loan Forgiveness For Teachers

By Tallie / May 31, 2019

If you teach full time in a low-income or educational service agency for five complete and consecutive academic years, while meeting other qualifications, you may be eligible for loan forgiveness for teachers on your Direct and Unsubsidized Loans, or your Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans.  What qualifies someone as a teacher? A teacher provides…

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How To Find Grants To Pay Off Your Student Loans

By Harvey Morgan / May 15, 2019

Are you dying to rid yourself of that looming student loan debt?  Student debt can feel like a growing weight, adding frustration and stress to your daily routine. That debt can delay you from pursuing your future goals. However, grants make all the difference when it’s time to pay off your student loans, and there…

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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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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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Too Poor For College, Too Rich For Financial Aid

By Forrest Grey / January 28, 2019

It’s a tough situation that millions of families across the country find themselves in. Students work their hardest to get into amazing schools, only to find out that their financial aid package doesn’t go as far as they thought it would. While it’s not always avoidable, there are some steps students’ families can take to…

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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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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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