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Federal Student Loans – What You Need to Know Now

UPDATE:  On November 22, 2022, the Biden Administration extended the payment and interest pause on federal student loans to no later than June 30, 2023, pending the outcome of legal challenges to the Administration’s proposed federal student loan debt cancellation measures. In early November, courts issued orders blocking the federal [...]

Federal Student Loans – What You Need to Know Now2023-02-14T11:48:58-06:00

Webinar: Is Student Loan Refinance Right for Me?

With recent announcements about federal student loans, you may be wondering if you should consider refinancing your remaining federal and/or private student loans. Learn more about your options in our webinar! Our College Counselor will walk attendees through: Federal student loan updates Understanding your student loans – types, terms, and interest [...]

Webinar: Is Student Loan Refinance Right for Me?2023-02-16T14:01:32-06:00

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?2023-02-14T12:02:31-06:00

Beware of Student Loan Scams

Updated on 10/17/2022 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 [...]

Beware of Student Loan Scams2023-02-23T10:09:27-06:00

Webinar Recording: Filing the FAFSA: Top 5 FAQs

The 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened 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 you get ready to file. Our college [...]

Webinar Recording: Filing the FAFSA: Top 5 FAQs2023-02-14T12:00:04-06:00

How to Pay Off Student Loans: Your Game Plan

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 [...]

How to Pay Off Student Loans: Your Game Plan2023-02-23T10:06:25-06:00

Comparing Private Student Loan Options

Should I choose a fixed or variable rate? Fixed Interest Rate A fixed rate loan is exactly as it sounds – the interest rate is fixed, or stays the same, for the entire life of your loan. Pros: You’ll know what your interest rate is and won’t have to worry about [...]

Comparing Private Student Loan Options2023-02-14T12:06:08-06:00

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-borrower2023-02-14T12:07:42-06:00

What to Know About Applying for Student Loans

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 turning [...]

What to Know About Applying for Student Loans2023-02-16T10:25:52-06:00

Mental Health Resources for College Students

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 [...]

Mental Health Resources for College Students2023-02-16T10:24:53-06:00
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