Student Loans Articles

6 ways to decide between your dream school and an affordable alternative
February 15, 2018

How do you decide between your dream school and one that won’t leave you with as much debt? Here are six questions to ask yourself to help you choose between following your heart or your head.

Know your loan options to pay for graduate school
January 22, 2018

If you’re headed to graduate school, you’re probably wondering how to pay for it. Consider this your guide to sorting through your loan options: Federal unsubsidized loans, Grad PLUS loans and private student loans for grad students.

529 plans: save now for your child’s future education
January 19, 2018

A 529 plan can help you save for your child’s college expenses by locking in tuition costs or making tax-advantaged investments. Learn how to choose a 529 plan and make the most of your contributions and withdrawals.

4 steps to filling out the FAFSA to receive federal financial aid for college
January 19, 2018

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step toward receiving federal financial aid for college. Here are four steps that will help you fill out the FAFSA and get the most federal aid possible to help you pay for school.

U.S. citizens can find student loan options to study abroad
January 19, 2018

Financing is available for students seeking to study overseas, but the process typically takes longer and involve more hurdles, so start planning early.

6 essential steps to paying for college
January 16, 2018

Unsure how to pay for college? Get started with this guide to financing your higher education without breaking the bank. Learn how to earn college credits in high school, choose an affordable college, find scholarships and get student loans that you can afford.

Can I get a student loan after a bankruptcy?
January 10, 2018

Students or parents with a past bankruptcy may still be able to get a student loan, but will have fewer options. Understand how to get a student loan despite a bankruptcy and which types of student loans are not contingent on your credit score.

7 student loan risks and how to protect yourself
November 22, 2017

Student loans may be a necessity to financing your education, but understand the significant risks involved before taking them on.

Federal and private student loans can work together
September 8, 2017

Many students take out private loans to fund expenses that federal student loans cannot cover. Learn how to make both student loan types work for you.

How to get student loans forgiven
July 5, 2017   |   Updated: September 25, 2017

While private student loans cannot be forgiven, individuals in certain public service professions may qualify for federal student loan cancellation.

Your guide to student loan repayment plans
July 5, 2017   |   Updated: September 25, 2017

If you have federal student loans, selecting the right repayment plan could save you money and help you better manage monthly payments over the term of your loan.