12.06.16
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How to Take Out Student Loans Without a Cosigner

You want to take out a student loan, but without using a cosigner. While that’s not ideal, it’s certainly understandable. Sure, getting your parents or a

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What Are My Student Loan Repayment Options?

Graduating from college takes determination, hard work, and fortitude — but so does paying for your education. Picking the right student loan repayment option is

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Four Strategies to Stay Sane While Battling a Student Loan

The most surprising part about paying off my student loan has been the mental anguish it causes. I get sad thinking about how much money

11.18.16
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The Direct PLUS Loan Program: Six Things Parents Should Know

Your kid isn’t the only one studying. If you’re searching for grants and scholarship money and researching federal subsidized and unsubsidized loans, you probably feel

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Federal Student Loan Servicing: Who Is My Loan Servicer?

Loan servicers act as an intermediary between you and the federal student loan program that helped you pay for school. No matter what your situation

10.18.16
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Plain Green Loans Review

The astronomical interest rates Plain Green Loans charges for small amounts of cash will likely add to your financial strain, rather than reduce it. Though

10.18.16
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Great Lakes Student Loans Review

Great Lakes can help you stay on top of your student loans, offering advice and repayment options to suit all types of graduates. is the

Best Student Loans in 2016

Figuring out how to pay for college can be a stressful, complicated process. I remember being overwhelmed when I started at a pricey private college,

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How to Avoid Scholarship Scams

Nearly everyone entering college is aware of the abundance of graduates dealing with student loan debt. After all, the average student loan debt surged over

10.03.16
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Roth IRA vs. 529 Plan: Which Is Best for College Savings?

College is expensive, and the cost continues to rise. It’s enough to make any parent nervous about whether they’ll be able to provide their children

09.25.16
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Nine Employers That Will Help You Pay Off Your Student Loans

When searching for a new employer, most people look at the full package of benefits they’ll get in return. How much will your new salary

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Federal Student Loan Forgiveness: Four Ways to Wipe Out Your Debt

Nearly seven in 10 graduating seniors left college with student loan debt in 2014, with an average debt-load of $28,950 per borrower. Some student borrowers

09.06.16
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Four Reasons Not to Bring a Car to College

The on-campus college experience is a time when freedom and simplicity reign. As long as you stay on top of your studies, no one will

09.02.16
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When Does it Make Sense to Refinance or Consolidate Your Student Loans?

With interest rates hovering near all-time lows, we see commercials and ads for home refinancing all the time. By choosing a new loan with a lower interest

08.13.16
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How to Get a Ton of Extra Value Out of Earning a College Degree

When I first attended college some number of years ago, I really didn’t take the experience as seriously as I could. I kept my grades

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FedLoan Servicing: Working With Your Student Loan Servicer

Ready for a shock? Seven million Americans are currently in default on their student loans. A whopping 40% of student borrowers aren’t making any payments

07.24.16
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What I Wish I Knew Before Taking Out Student Loans

More than $1.3 trillion dollars, with $2,726 added every second. That’s how much student loan debt Americans have accumulated, and how much debt gets added with

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Debt Diaries: Real-Life Stories of Debt, Bankruptcy, and Recovery

A house? A family? Retirement? Please. For millions of millennials saddled with debt, just thinking about these milestones of adulthood is a luxury. Before any

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