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What even is Financial Aid? Do you have to fill out the FAFSA each year? We answer the common questions you have about paying for college and more. The more you know, the more aid you can get. Find out how to fund your education now!

Financial Aid 101: What Is Financial Aid & How Does It Work?

By Zoe Jones / April 10, 2019

Post-secondary education can offer students career opportunities while simultaneously increasing their potential for higher incomes and greater job satisfaction, but this can be costly. As a result, many Americans struggle to cover the cost of attending college on their own. They need help. When you are ready to jump into the college experience, you should…

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Paying off student loans can be confusing. The student loan repayment plans range widely. Evaluate your options and understand the difference between income-based and pay as you earn (PAYE).

Student Loan Repayment: Your Options

By Zoe Jones / April 1, 2019

Figuring out how to manage your student loan debt is a struggle that many college graduates face. More than seven million borrowers default, and millions more Americans find themselves unable to afford even the minimum monthly payment. Did you know there are options to help you pay off your student loans? While the burden of…

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Do you know the difference between different private student loans? Unsecured and secured loans can be tricky to understand. Student loan debt is hard but we make it easier to understand and come up with a repayment plan!

Understanding Private Student Loans

By Zoe Jones / February 18, 2019

Student loan debt is a topic that can be tricky to navigate.  Like any loan, the expectation is that the borrower will regularly make payments on time. But, when you’re fresh out of college and job prospects are slim, this can be easier said than done. It’s important that you understand exactly what you’re getting…

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What is a student loan bubble? And why does student loan debt keep growing so rapidly? Undergraduate interest rates are rising and college tuition is getting more expensive. Find out what you can do.

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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Want to know what happens when you default on your student loans? Know the consequences when you don't pay your loans on time. Know what you should do to avoid collection agencies and how to keep your loans safe from delinquency.

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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It seems contradictory, but many students find they are too poor for college, and too rich for financial aid, making paying for college challenging. Financial aid can be detrimental to middle-class students, find ways around it here!

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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Curious about what all this student loan debt could mean for the economy? Millennials are more cautious about spending money, forcing them to save, thus hurting the economy. The hefty amount of student loans can be detrimental to credit and seriously affect the ability to get a mortgage. Read more for details.

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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Trump's Tax reform affects students all over. His plans for this like the student interest deduction, the permanently disabled, and more. Need help on how to file your taxes, visit your college student center for help, after you read this post!

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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Need help finding a student loan? Even though it seems like everyone has student loan debt, you have to follow certain criteria when applying for student loans. Don't be unprepared!

How To Get A Student Loan

By Asher Wu / January 9, 2019

It’s no secret that getting a degree has grown more expensive in recent years. According to data from The College Board, the cost of tuition and fees at public four year institutions increased by 17% over the past five years alone. Despite the rise in tuition costs, we continue to see degree holders thrive with…

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