Your child has been accepted into college! Congratulations, but here comes the hard part – how do you pay for it? A common option is the federal Parent PLUS loan, but how do you determine if it is right for your family? […] Read more
When considering your college options, a school’s financial aid office should be at the top of your “people to make friends with” list. They offer invaluable aid and financing information to you and your student, but there are some things they may not always be so forthcoming with. […] Read more
You’ll also want to make sure that the lender’s values and commitment to students are in line with your visions and goals. This means working with a lender that you can trust and build a relationship with is an important factor to your educational success. […] Read more
There are several reasons that students might hold a job alongside school. Some reasons are personal, and others are more general. Let’s look at some of the factors that may affect your decision on whether or not to be employed while enrolled.. […] Read more
Education is a big investment, and many students like you may need help paying for it. The price of tuition alone may seem like a barrier between where you’re at now and where you want to be. Even then, tuition isn’t the only expense you might face—the cost of textbooks, housing, transportation, food and supplies all add up. […] Read more
Marriage legally binds you to your spouse — but that doesn’t mean saying “I do” to another set of student loans. Each of you remains responsible for loans you took out before your wedding. But marriage can affect your loan payments, loan-related tax breaks and ability to pursue other financial goals.
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