8 Things High School Grads Need to Do Before Leaving for College

Your last high school prom is over and for most of you, graduation has come and gone. Yes, freedom and plans for a fun-filled summer are just around the corner. Before you know it, you’ll be loading up your belongings in the family minivan and heading off to college. You’re so ready, right? Well, maybe not. Here are some

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Financial Aid Tips for Graduate Students

Getting admitted into graduate school took a big weight off my shoulders, but it didn’t last long. I was already financially strapped from paying for four years of undergrad and I soon had to figure out how to pay for grad school. With the help of federal student aid and funding from my school, I

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Beware! You Don’t Have to Pay for Help with Your Student Loans

I bet many of you have seen ads on Facebook that sound something like this: “Want Student Loan Forgiveness in Two Weeks? CALL NOW!” “Apply for Obama Loan Forgiveness in 5 minutes!” Usually, if something sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.  There are countless ads online from companies offering to help

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How to Qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Everyone wants their student loans forgiven. The perception is that very few qualify. But did you know that there is one broad, employment-based forgiveness program for federal student loans? Let me break down some key points of Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) to help you figure out if you could qualify. [ 1 ] Work

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8 Common Student Loan Mistakes

Mistake #1: Letting your contact information become out-of-date Moving away from campus? Changing your cell phone number or e-mail address? Make sure you let your loan servicer know. Their services are provided free of charge, but they can only help you if they can reach you. Mistake #2: Paying for student loan help You may have

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Top 5 Questions about Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans

So you filed your FAFSA and got accepted to a college. Congrats! Your school will send you an award letter that lists different types and amounts of financial aid you’re eligible for. These types of aid could include grants, scholarships, work-study funds, or student loans. You might see two types of federal student loans in

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Everything You Need to Know About Financial Aid Resources for Teachers

We know that preparing to become a teacher can be expensive. Sometimes it’s tough to pay all of the bills on time, including student loans. But there are resources and programs out there that teachers can take advantage of and we’ve gathered them all here in one place just for you. Under certain circumstances, you

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5 Must DOs Before Repaying Your Student Loans

Almost time to start paying back your student loans?  Contrary to popular belief, your student loan payments don’t have to stop you from living your life. You just have to weigh your options and find a strategy that works within your budget. Here are some steps to get you started. 1. Compare monthly payment amounts

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8 Student Loan Tips for the Class of 2016

Nothing says, “Welcome to adulthood” quite like getting your first student loan bill in the mail. If student loans are your reality, here are some tips that may help you (from someone who is going through this too). 1. Don’t ignore your student loans! I think everyone can agree that student loans are no fun

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9 Myths About the FSA ID

As a graduate student, I‘m no stranger to filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), and when I filed my 2016-17 FAFSA, I was prompted to create an FSA ID—the username and password you need to log in to the FAFSA. I followed the step-by-step instructions, and voila! I easily created my very

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