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10 Places to Buy Used Textbooks

10 places to buy used textbooks, cheap college textbooks

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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Moving to College Dorm: College Freshman Checklist

moving to college dorm college freshman checklist, college moving checklist

As summer comes to an end, I bet you’re starting to think about finally moving to college! And that means one thing: packing. Odds are your first year of college involves moving into a dorm, a big move to a smaller space, and though you don’t want to forget to pack anything, you also don’t…

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3 Websites That Offer College Textbooks for Free

3 websites that offer college textbooks for free, free textbooks

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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How To Defer Your Student Loan Payments

how to defer your student loan payments

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…

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How Do Private Student Loans and Federal Student Loans Differ?

the difference between federal student loans and private student loans

Over 44 million Americans deal with student loan debt. With America’s rising tuition costs, it feels nearly impossible to pay for college without taking out a student loan. Despite the growing costs and debt size, we continue to see degree holders thrive in the job market. Therefore, the need to attend college is not going…

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10 Ways To Pay Less For College

10 ways to pay less for college

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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The Complete List Of Student Loan Forgiveness Programs

the complete list of student loan forgiveness programs

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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Understanding Student Loan Interest Rates

understanding student loan interest rates

When you are ready to borrow money in order to pay for college, you quickly learn that student loan interest rates are part of the deal. This means that you will be forced to pay more than the amount you originally borrowed. Why? Because both federal and private lenders charge interest. Who is the ‘lender’?…

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What Is A Federal Direct Student Loan?

what is a federal direct student loan

As most students know, paying for post-secondary education is not easy and usually requires financial assistance from somewhere. Federal Student Aid provides funding to undergrad students, grad students, and parents of post-secondary students to help cover the ever-growing cost of attending college through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. This is also recognized…

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How To Pay Off Student Loans Fast

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

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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