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Your Five Step Journey to College Financial Aid

Between FAFSA, private loans, room and board fees and more, navigating the college financial aid process can be tricky even for the savviest of students. We’ve put together the following infographic to help you through the financial aid process so … Continue reading

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5 things you should know about financial aid

February is Financial Aid Awareness month, and in that spirit, I’m going to share the top five things I think every student should understand about financial aid. Are you ready? Let’s get started! Not all financial aid is need-based. This is the … Continue reading

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Saving for retirement while paying off student loans

Proverbial wisdom says that to know where you’re going in life you must first know where you’ve been. The same holds true for our paychecks. By nature, I am the quintessential anti-budgeter. Whatever the genetic gem may be that triggers … Continue reading

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The Pros and Cons of Student Loan Consolidation

You might find entering repayment after graduation to be a bit of a challenge. You’re starting a new phase of your life, launching your career, and adjusting to a whole new set of responsibilities and freedoms. Trying to figure out … Continue reading

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Scholarships or Student Loans, what comes first?

As you start to look for options to help you finance your education, should you first search for scholarships or loans? Both scholarships and student loans are forms of financial aid that are available to help you pay for your … Continue reading

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Student loan consolidation tips

If you have several student loans, you may be thinking about finding a way to consolidate them into one or two more manageable monthly payments. In the past, we have talked about considerations around consolidation. Here are a few more … Continue reading

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Federal student loans vs. private student loans

A student loan, is a student loan, is a student loan, right? In some aspects, that statement is true. For example, all student loans need to be repaid. After all, it is a loan and not a gift. The more … Continue reading

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A little low on dough?

October is here and you have settled into the fall semester at college. Everything is going great except you have already gone over budget and money is tight. What to do? This is very common, especially for first year students. … Continue reading

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Student Loans for International Students

U.S. students are not the only students who decide to study abroad. Many international students find themselves choosing to study abroad in the United States and may run into some questions in regard to student loans and how to pay … Continue reading

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Getting financially fit for freshman year

You may feel ready for the academic and social challenges of college—but are you ready for the financial end of things? If you’re feeling a little uncertain in that regard, you’ve got a couple weeks to shape up and get … Continue reading

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