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Beware of Student Loan Scams

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 [...]

Beware of Student Loan Scams2022-08-24T15:29:18-05:00

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 Plan2022-09-01T14:30:05-05:00

Comparing Private 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 Private Student Loan Options2022-08-11T14:46:55-05:00

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-borrower2022-07-20T15:46:49-05:00

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 [...]

What to Know About Applying for Student Loans2022-06-30T09:43:59-05:00

Should you break up with your student loans?

It's Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. But if you’re not feeling the love for your student loans, now could be the right time to end that old relationship and refinance! When you refinance and consolidate your private, federal, and/or PLUS loans into one manageable loan, you’ll get [...]

Should you break up with your student loans?2022-09-01T14:39:39-05:00

Covering Second Semester Funding Needs

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 [...]

Covering Second Semester Funding Needs2022-01-14T14:25:44-06:00

Give Thanks for Your College Education – Your Degree Matters!

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 [...]

Give Thanks for Your College Education – Your Degree Matters!2022-01-07T07:58:18-06:00

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?2021-10-29T09:45:51-05:00

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