Federal Student Loan Repayment – What You Need to Know

On August 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced a final extension of the federal student loan payment pause until January 31, 2022. This means millions of federal student loan borrowers will resume making payments after January 31, 2022. Full details are available at https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/coronavirus, but below we have [...]

Federal Student Loan Repayment – What You Need to Know2021-10-21T15:31:32-05:00

The Top 3 Times to Refinance 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 [...]

The Top 3 Times to Refinance Student Loans2021-10-19T15:22:09-05:00

Webinar: Federal Student Loan Payments Resume Soon – Time to Refinance?

Thursday, January 6, 2022 The U.S. Department of Education announced on Aug. 6, 2021, that federal student loan payments and interest will resume after Jan. 31, 2022. What does this mean for federal student loan borrowers? Should you consider refinancing your federal and/or private [...]

Webinar: Federal Student Loan Payments Resume Soon – Time to Refinance?2021-10-06T10:42:26-05:00

Comparing Student Loan Options

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 [...]

Comparing Student Loan Options2021-07-16T14:11:48-05:00

How to Pick a Good Student Loan Co-borrower

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 [...]

How to Pick a Good Student Loan Co-borrower2021-06-16T10:16:37-05:00

How Can I Use My Private Student Loans?

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 [...]

How Can I Use My Private Student Loans?2021-06-02T10:28:56-05:00

Federal Direct PLUS vs. Private Loans – Know the Difference

If you’ve exhausted scholarships, grants, and Federal Direct Loans to cover college costs and are still left with funding gaps, you might be considering Federal Direct PLUS or private student loans. There are some key differences between the two loan types that are important to understand – we’ve outlined the [...]

Federal Direct PLUS vs. Private Loans – Know the Difference2021-06-04T07:53:17-05:00

Ways to Pay for College – How to Fill the Funding Gap

Let’s face it – no one is accepted to college and thinks, “I can’t wait to pay my tuition bill!” College is a big investment, which is why it’s important to know your options, plan ahead, and choose wisely when paying for it. (Remember that filling out the FAFSA, which [...]

Ways to Pay for College – How to Fill the Funding Gap2021-05-19T16:38:51-05:00

Student Loan Glossary – A to Z

Paying for college can seem overwhelming - and trying to decipher the jargon that goes along with paying for college can be even more confusing. The Federal Student Aid Information Center is a great source of information for all things financial aid, and it provides an extensive glossary outlining the [...]

Student Loan Glossary – A to Z2021-06-15T15:04:28-05:00

Deciphering Financial Aid Award Letters

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 [...]

Deciphering Financial Aid Award Letters2021-06-10T14:21:46-05:00
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