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Archive for the ‘student loans’ Category


Borrowing Wisely for Students

  There are plenty of options available when the time comes for you to pick a loan. If you are a student and you need a student loan you will need to have a loan with a very low-interest rate. There are student loans that cover this and it is repayable over time, or even […]

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Get a College Education Without the Dreaded Debt

  The thought that crosses every students mind is the dreaded debt they will inevitably find themselves in years and years down the line. It seems that students are now facing an uphill battle when it comes to their student loan debt. You will struggle to get a credible job without the relevant qualifications, which […]

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The Scary Truth About Student Loan Borrowers

Earlier this month, LendEDU, a marketplace for student loans and student loan refinancing, decided to survey college student loan borrowers at a nearby college to see how much they knew about their student loan debt. Over the course of a couple days of surveying they confirmed their suspicions. Most of our nation’s current college students […]

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5 Tips to Avoid Debt After Graduation

  According to US News, graduates from the class of 2013 averaged just under $30,000 in student loan debt. This is a lot of money considering the average graduate from that same class had a starting salary of just around $45,000. While it may seem like an impossible task to pay back these loans, if […]

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Wednesday’s Parent: Avoiding Student Loans

  As students begin applying to colleges, and juniors begin narrowing down their college choices, consider that there are many options available that allow your student to attend college for free (or almost free), excluding expenses like books, fees, and possibly room and board. But free tuition is nothing to scoff at. Many of these […]

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Understanding Federal Student Loans

  The FAFSA, based upon my 12 years of experience in working with college-bound high school students and their families, is a document that elicits terror and confusion. However, it really doesn’t have to be this way. I tell parents that the FAFSA really is simply an admission ticket to be considered for a wide […]

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5 Things you need to know about student loans

  Sign up for my FREE parent tips email and get my FREE Ebook on college financing! Most parents would prefer that students enter college on a full scholarship. The harsh reality is that few students do. How do you make up the difference? Students and parents take out loans. Student loans are usually a part of most financial […]

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Are private student loans right for you?

  When considering different ways to fund college expenses, some students and parents focus on federal loans, scholarships and grants. While these types of aid can provide the necessary funds to complete a four-year or graduate program, they are not the only options available. Several banks and private lenders offer private loans for college, which […]

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Get the 411 on Student Loans

The day a son or daughter receives his/her college acceptance letter is one filled with joy and celebration.  The day that parents have to sit down with their children to choose student loans is not.  Selecting a student loan is often an intimidating process: not only are there so many options out there, but it […]

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56 College Info Websites

  Here’s a current comprehensive list of my picks for college info websites. Do you have any additional suggestions? COLLEGE BLOGS 1. ParentsCountdowntoCollegeCoach.com–You will find the MOST information here on our blog: college guidance, college planning, college coaching, and college news. Come here first to find the latest and best tools to help you navigate the […]

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