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how to consolidate your student loans

How To Consolidate Your Student Loans

By Asher Wu / July 28, 2019

When you have multiple student loans, sometimes consolidating them into one single payment can be beneficial to your wallet (and your sanity). There are two types of student loan consolidation: federal and private.  What’s the difference?   Consolidating Federal Student Loans This type of consolidation merges multiple federal student loans into one federal loan with…

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how to defer your student loan payments

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…

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finding the right student loan repayment plan

Finding The Right Student Loan Repayment Plan

By Tallie / July 17, 2019

There are a ton of student loan repayment plans out there. How do you know which one is best for you? Well, that ultimately depends on your goals and your student loans. If you are dealing with federal student loans then you are likely to choose between standard repayment plans and income-driven repayment plans. If…

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the difference between federal student loans and private student loans

How Do Private Student Loans and Federal Student Loans Differ?

By Tallie / July 15, 2019

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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the complete list of student loan forgiveness programs

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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understanding student loan interest rates

Understanding Student Loan Interest Rates

By Zoe Jones / June 20, 2019

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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should I borrow student loans to help pay for college

Should I Borrow Student Loans To Help Pay For College?

By Harvey Morgan / June 15, 2019

Students often turn to student loans in order to finish paying for college. This is totally fine, however, be prepared to pay ALL of that money back (and then some, thanks to interest rates). Repaying student loans will not be easy, but it may be the only option you have left. Keep in mind that…

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what is a federal direct student loan

What Is A Federal Direct Student Loan?

By Asher Wu / June 5, 2019

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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student loan forgiveness for teachers

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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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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