This post was updated on September 26, 2022. Payments and interest on most federal student loans have been paused since early 2020, when the Trump Administration introduced the policy due to the emerging pandemic. Since then, the pause has been extended multiple times. On August 24, 2022, the Biden Administration [...]
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Updated on 8/24/2022 The pause on federal student loan payments and interest has now been extended through December 31, 2022, and additional plans have been announced to cancel a portion of federal student loan debt. Throughout the moratorium (and even before), scammers have preyed on borrowers who have taken a [...]
We know you have big plans for post-college life. Whether you intend to start a small business or travel the globe, you need money to make it happen. Student loan payments could decrease the disposable income available for other financial goals. Fortunately, having a game plan to pay off student [...]
Once you’ve exhausted scholarships, grants, and federal student aid, you may need more funding to cover your tuition bill. Private student loans exist to help families fill the gaps left after using other forms of aid. But how do you determine the best fit for your situation? Below we break down two of the most common questions for borrowers. Should I choose [...]
Wednesday, September 28th The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens on October 1st! The FAFSA is a gateway to FREE money for college, but many families put off filing because they find it intimidating. Don't worry - it isn't that scary, and we can help [...]
When delving into the world of private student loans, you may discover that many lenders mention a “co-borrower.” A co-borrower is someone who applies for the loan with you and is equally responsible for ensuring it is repaid. A private student loan will be held in your name as the [...]
You’ve received your college acceptance letters – congratulations! If you’ve been accepted to multiple schools, one of the biggest determining factors for your final choice may be the out of pocket cost for each option. Along with your acceptance letters, you should receive an award letter outlining the financial aid [...]
Applying for a private student loan may seem confusing and intimidating, especially if you don’t have much experience handling personal finances. But with a bit of research and planning, you can make the process quicker and easier. First, remember that you should utilize scholarships, grants, and federal student loans before [...]
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and as high school graduates prepare to enter college this fall, it's important to know how to handle the stress that can come with such a big life change. A study by Inside Higher Ed/College Pulse found the top three stressors for college students [...]
Congratulations, high school graduate - you've made it! The coming months will be full of relaxation, quality time with family and friends, perhaps a summer job, and preparing for college. While college move-in is likely a few months away, there are still plenty of items to keep in mind as [...]