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Guide to Student Loans

Guide to Student Loans

An all-encompassing guide to student loans.

By Elisa Kronish
Published April 28, 2016
How the Average Joe Can Pay for School

How the Average Joe Can Pay for School

Don't be a confused college student.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published April 28, 2016
When Student Loans Aren't Enough

When Student Loans Aren't Enough

How to pay for school when education loans aren't enough.

By Caryl Maybee
Published April 27, 2016
Presidential Candidates on Student Loan Debt

Presidential Candidates on Student Loan Debt

Presidential candidates weigh in on student loan debt.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published April 27, 2016
9 Ways to Pay Off Student Debt

9 Ways to Pay Off Student Debt

The road to financial recovery can be long but, with the right plan, it doesn't have to be.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 25, 2016
Making Smarter Student Loan Decisions

Making Smarter Student Loan Decisions

Remember, loans are not free money!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 25, 2016
Updates to the Total and Permanent Disability Federal Student Loan Discharge Program

Updates to the Total and Permanent Disability Federal Student Loan Discharge Program

Individuals eligible for the TPD Federal Student Loan Discharge program will now be notified via letter.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 22, 2016
Update: President Obama's Student Aid Bill of Rights

Update: President Obama's Student Aid Bill of Rights

An update on President Obama's Student Aid Bill of Rights.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published April 14, 2016
How Do I Become Independent on the FAFSA If I Am Under Age 24?

How Do I Become Independent on the FAFSA If I Am Under Age 24?

Do you qualify as an independent student? Find out.

Mark Kantrowitz
Published April 8, 2016
Income and Financial Aid Eligibility

Income and Financial Aid Eligibility

Expert answers on income and financial aid eligibility.

Mark Kantrowitz
Published April 7, 2016
10 FAFSA Mistakes that Affect Financial Aid

10 FAFSA Mistakes that Affect Financial Aid

Avoid frustration with the FAFSA by being prepared.

Published April 4, 2016
Federal Financial Aid and the Independent Student

Federal Financial Aid and the Independent Student

Are you considered an independent student? Find out.

By Mike Pugh
Published April 4, 2016
Programs and Scholarships to Pay Off Student Loans

Programs and Scholarships to Pay Off Student Loans

Looking for a bailout? Good news! The only catch is you'll have to do some good...

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 31, 2016
The Beginner’s Guide to Financial Aid

The Beginner’s Guide to Financial Aid

Get the most out of your financial aid application by knowing more about how the process works.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published March 31, 2016
Low Income, Wealthy Students Compete for Aid Amidst Rising College Costs

Low Income, Wealthy Students Compete for Aid Amidst Rising College Costs

The financial aid gap keeps widening between low income and wealthy students -- why?

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published March 28, 2016
How to Read the New Financial Aid Award Letter

How to Read the New Financial Aid Award Letter

Colleges and universities are making changes to financial aid award letters.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published March 28, 2016
3 Things You Need to Know About Financial Aid Now

3 Things You Need to Know About Financial Aid Now

Keep in mind these three things about financial aid.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published March 15, 2016
A Current Look at Student Aid and Borrowing

A Current Look at Student Aid and Borrowing

Take a look at student trends to help predict your financial aid and student borrowing outlook.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published March 10, 2016
Don’t Miss Out on These 5 Financial Aid Options

Don’t Miss Out on These 5 Financial Aid Options

Know all of your financial aid options.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published March 7, 2016
3 Tips to Appeal Financial Aid Packages

3 Tips to Appeal Financial Aid Packages

Learn the steps you can take to appeal a financial aid package.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published March 5, 2016