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    Student Loans: What to Know Before You Borrow & Repayment Planning

    Student Loans: What to Know Before You Borrow & Repayment Planning
    Americans owe nearly $1.2 trillion – and counting – in student loans, according to the National Journal. Yep, that’s trillion with a “T.” I don’t know about you, but that seems like an awful lot of dough to me. Here are some other fun facts the National Journal oh-so-kindly pointed out: “Student-loan debt is increasingly a problem for senior citizens.” I ...
    Published about 13 hours ago | Rated: +23
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    Financial Aid for Jewish Students

    Financial Aid for Jewish Students
    Jewish students can find financial aid and scholarships that are exclusive to them. These funding opportunities can be found through local synagogues, Jewish affiliated organizations and special scholarships at colleges and universities. For even further help in paying for school, check out scholarships for Jewish students. Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS) JFCS offers need-based and merit-based scholarships for Jewish residents ...
    Published 1 day ago | Rated: +9
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    Financial Aid for Older and Nontraditional Students

    Financial Aid for Older and Nontraditional Students
    Contrary to popular belief, financial aid isn’t just reserved for first-time college students in their late teens/early twenties. Financial aid is available to older and nontraditional students as well. You just have to know where to look. Also, check out nontraditional, adult and returning student scholarships and internships. Scholarships for Older Students Many scholarship and fellowship programs do not have age ...
    Published 3 days ago | Rated: +9
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    Financial Aid for Minority Students

    Financial Aid for Minority Students
    Minority students can find various scholarship and financial aid opportunities that are exclusive to their race or ethnicity. These offerings come from schools and universities as well as corporations and charitable organizations. For an even further look at funding opportunities, check out minority scholarships. Databases Minority On-Line Information Service (MOLIS) MOLIS, a service of the Federal Information Exchange (FEDIX), provides information ...
    Published 4 days ago | Rated: +9
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    Financial Aid for Female Students

    Financial Aid for Female Students
    Female students can find financial aid opportunities that are completely exclusive to them. With the help of these resources, female students can hope to better afford college tuition. For even more funding opportunities, check out scholarships for women. Databases Graduate Fellowship Notebook (Cornell) The fellowship notebook at Cornell contains a large searchable text database of graduate fellowships, including fellowships specifically for ...
    Published 6 days ago | Rated: +9
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    Research Shows Women Suffer More from Student Loan Debt

    Research Shows Women Suffer More from Student Loan Debt
    On a daily basis, you can find some type of coverage on the “student loan crisis,” whether it’s expert advice on how to pay on time, an increase in the default rates or proposed solutions on forgiving student loan debt. But what you probably haven’t heard is how it’s affecting women and men differently – until recently. VICE distributed some eye-opening ...
    Published 7 days ago | Rated: +10
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    Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities

    Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities
    Just as there are scholarships and financial aid opportunities exclusively for women and minorities, there are similar offerings for students with disabilities. Below are resources for those searching for financial aid for students with disabilities. Publications HEATH Resource Center's Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities The HEATH Resource Center operates a national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities. College ...
    Published 14 days ago | Rated: +8
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    Financial Aid for Canadian Students

    Financial Aid for Canadian Students
    The information below applies to Canadians seeking aid for study in both Canada and the United States. Scholarships The following databases and publications can help you locate scholarships and fellowships specifically for Canadian students. ScholarshipsCanada.com ScholarshipsCanada.com is a searchable database of several thousand scholarships, prizes, and bursaries for students entering their first year of post-secondary studies in Canada. It includes both ...
    Published 15 days ago | Rated: +10
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    9 Ways to Pay Off Student Debt

    9 Ways to Pay Off Student Debt
    Do you feel like you’re drowning in debt? Many students feel like they’re never going to get out of the debt cycle. In fact, according to an annual Project on Student Debt report released in March 2014 from the Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS), “Seven in 10 college seniors (71%) who graduated last year had student loan debt, with ...
    Published 21 days ago | Rated: +53
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    31 Money Saving Tricks for Students

    31 Money Saving Tricks for Students
    Do you have fine wine tastes on a cheap beer budget? It’s ok – most college students are living on a budget. If not, they’re likely students getting themselves into a cycle of debt. While neither is fun or easy, you can become smarter about the way you spend your money. Keep in mind that the key to financial success is ...
    Published 28 days ago | Rated: +59
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    Tuition Saving Tips

    Tuition Saving Tips
    Oh, tuition. Some consider it a nasty word and rightfully so. It’s expensive and can hang over a student’s head throughout college and for years to come. But there are ways to save on tuition – you just need to become savvy about it. It takes time and effort, but when you’re talking about that much money, it’s more than likely ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +29
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    Presidential Candidates on Student Loan Debt

    Presidential Candidates on Student Loan Debt
    We are approximately 508 days away from the next Presidential Election, but that doesn’t mean presidential hopefuls on both sides of the aisles haven’t already been vocal about on one pretty important topic to college students: student loan debt. Earlier this month, Former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, kicked off her campaign with a speech that hinted at her plans for ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +9
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    Summer Melt: The Financial Aid Secret that Can Earn You Big Bucks

    Summer Melt: The Financial Aid Secret that Can Earn You Big Bucks
    Summertime is upon us, and you know what that means: sunshine, sandy beaches and…increasing financial aid packages? Ok, so summer and more money for college don’t exactly go hand in hand, but who’s complaining? Certainly not students. There is a little known secret in the world of college admissions and financial aid, and it’s referred to by professionals as “summer melt.” ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +287
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    When Student Loans Aren't Enough

    When Student Loans Aren't Enough
    Though federal student loans, such as the Federal Stafford Loan, help many students to attend college, families often find that even the maximum loan amounts are not enough to pay for their education. For instance, the average cost of attendance at a four-year public school for the 2014-2015 academic year is $22,958 and at a four-year private school, it’s $31,231— yet ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +18
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    How the Average Joe Can Pay for School

    How the Average Joe Can Pay for School
    As the cost of college is increasingly on the rise, many average, every day families are wondering how they’re going to pay the bill. Unfortunately, most families can only pay for some of the costs up front. And that means student loans become a requirement. According to The Institute for College Access and Success, nearly 70% of college students graduated with ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +14
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    The Horrors of Defaulting on Education Debt

    The Horrors of Defaulting on Education Debt
    This is a cautionary tale of the consequences of defaulting on education debt, based on the experiences of seven borrowers of federal and private student loans. The stories are all true, but names and inconsequential details have been changed to protect the borrowers. Education debt is a necessary evil. Most students graduate from college with student loan debt. The bottom line ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +19
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    It’s Payback Time: Keeping Up with Your Student Loan Payments

    It’s Payback Time: Keeping Up with Your Student Loan Payments
    For the past four or five years, your student loans have been a nagging presence, but something that you’ve kept tucked away in the back of your mind – behind the essays, Blue Book exams and presentations. But now, it’s time to bring those pesky student loans to the forefront of your mind and get down to business on repaying them. ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +13
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    Top 10 Tips for Financial Aid

    Top 10 Tips for Financial Aid
    Financial aid is not easily understood, but fortunately for you, there are plenty of experts that can provide helpful tips and tricks for navigating the process. Here are just a few: Tip 1: Prioritize your efforts, starting with the federal government. Then turn to the private sector for additional assistance. Visit FinAid.org to learn about all your funding opportunities. Tip 2: ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +179
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    The Procrastinator's Guide to Financial Aid

    The Procrastinator's Guide to Financial Aid
    When it comes to financial aid, late is often too late. Funds for next year are already allotted, and your school simply has nothing more to give. But don't give up until you consider these options: Step 1: Check out your school's Web site. Many sites provide information about the school's late applicant policies, additional suggestions for late applicants and links ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +7
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    College Just Got Cheaper: Federal Loan Interest Rates Drop

    College Just Got Cheaper: Federal Loan Interest Rates Drop
    If you plan to borrow to pay for school during the 2015 – 2016 school year, there’s good news ahead. The cost to borrow just got cheaper. New Stafford loans will have an interest rate of 4.29% and will save about $117 in interest over the life of a $5,500 loan, as stated by The Washington Post. Graduate students will receive ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +10
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