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So You Filled Out the FAFSA: What Am I Supposed to...

Student loans are no joke. With college prices on the rise for over two decades, there’s no surprise that student loans are a necessity in many college students’ lives. But how exactly do they work? If you’re like most college students, financial literacy probably isn’t your highest skill set. Terms such as “subsidize,” “interest rates,”…

Behind the Scenes of an Imperfect Student Doubling as a Teacher

There’s something paradoxical that comes with identifying as a teacher and an imperfect full-time student at the same time. I’ve arrived late to my college classes, turned out accidentally unprepared, and chosen sleep over attendance, on many occasions. So, how can I hold my students accountable for those same actions? Just like politics, I think…

5 Monetary Life-hacks for Current Graduates

Graduating from college this year? Don’t panic! There are a few simple ways you can wrangle your financial situation to set yourself up for short and long-term success. These tips help you set up a budget, manage your expenses and start saving for your long-term goals.  1. Start Paying Your Student Loans unsplash.comIf you’re worried…

Trainee Loan Forgiveness: Reality or Fiction?

As you sit in your favorite building on campus for the last time and reflect, you can’t help but wonder where all the time went? Meanwhile your student loan company knows exactly where it went. Waiting for you in your mailbox, a letter reminds you to take action on all that student loan debt that…

Bye-bye Financial Obligation, Hey There Financial Stability: Tips on Financial Obligation...

In life, college takes the form of the biggest money grabber known to man. From lack of funds to wracked up interest on loans, prepare yourself to walk out without a dime in your pocket. So you ask yourself, who needs college? Unfortunately, pretty much everyone. Many jobs within career communities have begun raising educational…

Loans Make Dreams Come To Life

Movies show colleges clichés, like memories that you’ll make with friends and meeting the love of your life in class. They seem to leave out the elephant in the room: loans. The mountain-sized pile that you get trapped under trying to pay for these “memorable moments” and gourmet food (which is not all it’s cracked…

Should Students Use an Income Share Agreement to Avoid Student Loans?

Many students are striving to avoid student loans entirely. They use a combination of grants, scholarships, and savings to pay for school or choose less expensive colleges to stretch their education dollars. However, a new option for avoiding student loans is making the rounds: the income share agreement (ISA). Student loan debt is an epidemic…

Colleges That Meet 100% Financial Need without Student Loans

When college students need to cover the cost associated with getting their degree, many assume that student loans are always part of the financial aid package. While many schools do include loans as a means of paying for their programs, there are also colleges that meet 100% financial need entirely loan-free. This means your child…

How Do Student Loans Work? A Step-by-Step Guide

The idea of paying for college is stressful for students and their parents alike. Add to that the complexity surrounding financial aid packets and student loans, and it’s no wonder many people feel overwhelmed. To help you navigate through these mysterious waters, and provide you with some peace of mind, here is an overview designed…

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