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Great Gift Ideas on a Student Budget

By Marissa Daniel

What better way to save money during the holidays than to do a white elephant gift exchange with your friends. Here are the official rules of a white elephant exchange and also some ideas for every budget.

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7 Tips for Surviving Black Friday on a Budget

By Sarah Reese

Black Friday will be here shortly, and chances are with that #studentloanbudget you’re just not ready for it.   No matter how bad you want to, you probably aren’t in a position to drop hundreds of dollars buying gifts for your friends, family, and – of course – yourself.   Nor are you down for…

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How To File The FAFSA For Grad School

By Sarah Reese

Filing the FAFSA as a grad student is a little different than filing as an undergrad. If you’re going to grad school, make sure you know the differences so you can get the most federal aid from the government as possible.

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10 Places To Buy Used Textbooks

By Tallie Beaconsfield

Whether you’re starting your first year of college or preparing for your next semester, the burden of funding your education can be overwhelming.   You spend a lot of time and effort trying to find ways to fund your education, including apply for scholarships, filling out the FAFSA and taking out student loans. So seeing…

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3 Websites That Offer College Textbooks For Free

By Tallie Beaconsfield

3 Websites that offer free college textbooks for students that are reputable and reliable

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How To Defer Your Student Loan Payments

By Asher Wu

Sometimes life throws unexpected curveballs and we end up with heavy medical expenses, job loss, a massive pay cut, or some other financial crisis that makes paying off student loans feel impossible.   Your student loan payment is important, but it can’t always come first.   Student loan deferment or forbearance can help you out…

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10 Ways to Pay Less for College

By Sarah Reese

It’s no surprise that college is expensive; but there are ways to be savvy about tuition costs and SAVE money.   You may be thinking “this is impossible”; however, we have 10 ideas you may not have thought of to pay less for college.   By following these tips, you may find yourself in a…

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Millennials In Debt

By Marissa Daniel

The student loan debt crisis wages on for millennials who now find themselves $1.5 trillion in debt, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.   So why is this happening so rapidly and why can’t anyone seem to get their student loans paid off? We have just the insight you need to start uncovering the…

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What is a Federal Direct Student Loan?

By Asher Wu

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…

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Loan Forgiveness For Teachers

By Sarah Reese

Are you a teacher looking for loan forgiveness advice? You’ve come to the right place. As a teacher you could be eligible for forgiveness from your student loans, but it can get a little tricky. We’ve simplified the eligibility requirements and are here to help you make the right choices when it comes to paying…

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