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Interest Rates on Federal Student Loans Headed Up Again in 2018

Interest Rates on Federal Student Loans Headed Up Again in 2018

Many students and parents don’t realize that students aren’t guaranteed the same rate on federal student loans each year they’re enrolled in school. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com.

By Matt Carter, Credible.com
Published June 21, 2018
How Does a Pending Foreclosure or Short Sale Affect Financial Aid?

How Does a Pending Foreclosure or Short Sale Affect Financial Aid?

Need analysis formulas use a snapshot approach to evaluating assets.

By The Fastweb Team
Published May 30, 2018
Why Does a Parent Qualify for More Financial Aid than Her Dependent Student Child When Both are in College?

Why Does a Parent Qualify for More Financial Aid than Her Dependent Student Child When Both are in College?

Parents vs. children and financial aid eligibility.

By The Fastweb Team
Published May 30, 2018
Does Dependency Status on Income Tax Returns Affect Financial Aid Eligibility?

Does Dependency Status on Income Tax Returns Affect Financial Aid Eligibility?

Dependency status on federal income tax returns and on the FAFSA.

By The Fastweb Team
Published May 30, 2018
What Happens When Retirement Money isn't in a Qualified Retirement Plan?

What Happens When Retirement Money isn't in a Qualified Retirement Plan?

Questions about retirement answered.

By The Fastweb Team
Published May 30, 2018
Does Adoption Affect an Orphan's Eligibility for Financial Aid?

Does Adoption Affect an Orphan's Eligibility for Financial Aid?

I am trying to advise two students whose mother died four years ago and their father died last week, unfortunately. The girls' grandmother is now taking care of them (a 9th ...

By The Fastweb Team
Published May 30, 2018
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 May 29, 2018
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 May 25, 2018
The Basics of Financial Aid for Study Abroad

The Basics of Financial Aid for Study Abroad

Make study abroad affordable with the help of financial aid.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published May 25, 2018
10 Colleges That are Worth Every Penny

10 Colleges That are Worth Every Penny

Payscale measures mid-career salaries from graduates to determine the colleges with the best ROI.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published May 25, 2018
Have You Considered Consolidating?

Have You Considered Consolidating?

Keeping track of all your student loans can be confusing - is consolidation the answer?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 25, 2018
Financial Aid for Female Students

Financial Aid for Female Students

Explore financial aid opportunities and resources for female students.

Fastweb Staff
Published May 25, 2018
Income and Financial Aid Eligibility

Income and Financial Aid Eligibility

Expert answers on income and financial aid eligibility.

By The Fastweb Team
Published May 25, 2018
Quick Answers to Common Questions about Financial Aid

Quick Answers to Common Questions about Financial Aid

Expert financial aid advice for your most pressing questions.

By The Fastweb Team
Published May 25, 2018
Students Lose Financial Aid for Failure to Make Satisfactory Academic Progress

Students Lose Financial Aid for Failure to Make Satisfactory Academic Progress

Find out why getting Cs and Ds could lead to a loss of financial aid.

By The Fastweb Team
Published May 25, 2018
Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities

Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities

Discover financial aid opportunities for students with disabilities.

The Fastweb Team
Published May 25, 2018
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 May 24, 2018
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 May 24, 2018
Can a Student Receive a Pell Grant for a Second College Degree?

Can a Student Receive a Pell Grant for a Second College Degree?

Limits on Pell Grants and using Military Aid to pay for school.

By The Fastweb Team
Published May 23, 2018
What Would You Be Willing to Do to Erase Your Student Debt?

What Would You Be Willing to Do to Erase Your Student Debt?

What would you be willing to do in order to erase your student debt?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 22, 2018