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Posted March 27, 2015 by

The Ultimate Guide to Paying for College Tuition

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Sarah Landrum

Let’s be honest, college is expensive. Loans and scholarships enable more people to attend college than ever before, but the current economic climate is still an obstacle when it comes to covering the cost of college. With the U. S. economy in a state of recovery, credit is tightening and tuition costs are rising – leaving students to wonder how they can pay for college without going broke. (more…)

Posted April 17, 2014 by

Four Costly Student Loan Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Gold image of graduate chained to debt

Gold image of graduate chained to debt. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re in a lot of student loan debt. In fact, as a country we’re in considerably more student loan debt than we are in credit card debt. However, student loan debt isn’t necessarily a bad thing especially if it helped or is helping to fund an education that will pay dividends for the next several decades in the form of a higher income. Having said (or written) that, there are several mistakes that students make regarding the use of student loans and they can be easily avoided. (more…)

Posted July 23, 2013 by

Getting the Most Out of Your Financial Aid Options

Green box with financial aid and dollar sign

Green box with financial aid and dollar sign. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Graduating with a diploma in one hand and a hefty I-owe-you in the other hand has increasingly become the new normal.

There are more than 37 million borrowers with outstanding student loans in the United States and their numbers are rising. Meanwhile, interest rates on federal loans are rising steadily. While you may panic when you imagine that first monthly loan payment bill arriving in the mail, remember that you have options you can pursue before signing any promissory notes. Also, if you do decide to borrow, remember that not every loan offers comparable terms. (more…)