03.22.17
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Three Big Mistakes Students Make When Accepting Financial Aid

I graduated college with $145,000 in student loans. The worst part about it? I was willfully ignorant about the amount I borrowed. It would all

03.07.17
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An Advanced Degree Can Help You Earn More Money – and Spend It All, If You’re Not Careful

For many college graduates, an advanced degree is a one-way ticket to earning more. By working beyond a bachelor’s degree, new graduates can climb the

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How to Spot Student Loan Forgiveness Scams

After completing college, you may feel overburdened by your student loan costs, but don’t fall victim to student loan forgiveness scams that offer false promises

12.17.16
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Scholarships for Women Returning to College

No matter why you left college in the first place — to raise children, to care for aging parents, to work full-time, to figure out

12.15.16
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Tax Guide for College Students

Attending college is one of the biggest steps toward adulthood. Going to class, keeping up with homework, studying, holding down a job, and trying to

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 2017

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