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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 Difference2021-10-29T09:46:11-05:00

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 Gap2021-10-29T10:12:15-05:00

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 Z2021-10-29T09:46:18-05:00

Fixed vs. Variable Rate Student Loans

When searching for private student loans, you may find some lenders offer both a fixed and a variable rate option. What does this mean, and what are the pros and cons of each? Fixed Interest Rate A fixed rate loan is exactly as it sounds – the interest rate is [...]

Fixed vs. Variable Rate Student Loans2021-10-29T09:46:33-05:00
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