Federal student loan payments and interest are now set to resume after August 31, 2022. What does this mean for federal student loan borrowers? Should you consider refinancing your federal and/or private student loans at today's low interest rates? In our recent webinar, our College Counselor explained the upcoming [...]
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If you're a college student headed home for winter break, your mind is likely on sleeping in, spending time with family, and opening gifts - not on tuition payments. However, second semester will be here before you know it. Many families have faced financial challenges over the past year [...]
There is endless information available about student loan refinance, but some borrowers may still be confused about the process and their options. What's fact and what's fiction? We can help! Here are three common student loan refinance myths debunked. MYTH #1: I have to refinance all of my student loans. [...]
Is going to college and earning a degree really worth it? According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, the answer is "yes." Earnings increase and unemployment rates decrease with education level. Their studies show: Workers with a bachelor’s degree had median weekly earnings of $1,305 in 2020, compared with [...]
You've decided to refinance one or more of your student loans - now how do you find the right lender? With so many options available, finding the right option can seem overwhelming. While there are many factors to consider, here are several reasons to select a credit union for [...]
The idea of making fewer payments and possibly saving money on student loan repayment is appealing, but student loan refinance may seem complicated. Where should you begin? We've broken down what to expect in five basic steps to student loan refinance. 1. Compile a list of your current student loans, [...]
If you’re making payments on private or federal student loans, or a combination of both, you may have considered refinancing or consolidating them. There can be numerous advantages, but when is the right time to refinance? You generally need to be in grace or repayment on one or more 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 [...]
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 [...]
When you receive your award letter from your college of choice, you’ll see a couple of important numbers listed – the estimated cost of attendance (COA), and any financial aid for which you are eligible, such as scholarships, grants, and federal loans/work study. What is Cost of Attendance (COA)? The [...]