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Federal Student Loans – What You Need to Know Now

This post was updated on September 26, 2022. Payments and interest on most federal student loans have been paused since early 2020, when the Trump Administration introduced the policy due to the emerging pandemic. Since then, the pause has been extended multiple times. On August 24, 2022, the Biden Administration [...]

Federal Student Loans – What You Need to Know Now2022-09-26T15:55:53-05:00

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

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 Letters2022-07-20T15:46:22-05:00

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

What is Expected Family Contribution (EFC)?

There is a lot of confusing language (and plenty of acronyms) when it comes to paying for college and financial aid. You may be surprised to know that "expected family contribution" or "EFC" is not necessarily the amount of money your family will actually end up paying your college. So [...]

What is Expected Family Contribution (EFC)?2022-04-22T15:59:31-05:00

Steps to Take as Interest Rates Increase

The Federal Reserve announced an interest rate increase on March 16, 2022 - the first since 2018. But what does that mean for the general public? And what, if anything, do you you need to do now? If you have loans or credit cards, the interest rate determines how much [...]

Steps to Take as Interest Rates Increase2022-09-01T14:39:09-05:00

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
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