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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.

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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.


GI bill benefits and student loans can work together
June 16, 2017   |   Updated: September 25, 2017

Need a student loan to supplement GI Bill benefits? Learn how to stretch your GI Bill dollars and which student loan options are available for veterans.


Student loan scams: How to identify and avoid them
June 8, 2017   |   Updated: September 25, 2017

Look for these eight common signs of a student loan scam. Learn about legitimate and free options for managing student debt and consolidating federal loans.


Can credit cards help with student loan debt?
June 1, 2017   |   Updated: September 25, 2017

Student debt can be overwhelming. But should you move that loan over to a credit card? Know your options before you make a decision.


What parents should know about taking on student loan debt
May 31, 2017   |   Updated: September 25, 2017

Parents, guardians, grandparents and other adults may become student loan borrowers, but should be aware of debt-repayment details, including interest rates.


The two ways to consolidate student debt
May 16, 2017   |   Updated: September 25, 2017

Student loans can be overwhelming, and numerous. We discuss two main ways to consolidate your student loan debt to help you save money and dig out of debt sooner.