You’re on your own and ready to manage your money in college: or are you? These tips will put you on track to becoming financially independent.
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College students typically need all the money they can get. Try some of these ideas for making a few dollars on the side so you can pay off your college bills more quickly.
Get advice on paying for college from a financial aid expert and learn what pitfalls to avoid.
Many students graduate college with a lot of debt to repay, and a lot of questions about how it is going to work. Get the answers you need now to prepare to take control of your finances when you leave college.
There is a lot of misinformation about student loan refinancing among college graduates who are in debt. Let’s take a look at 10 persistent myths and set the record straight to learn what refinancing your student loans can accomplish.
Finding money for college can be challenging, but we’ve got a list of great resources to help you find tuition assistance and meet your educational goals.
Another year of college classes has begun, paid for with another round of student loans. According to a recent article from the Center for American Progress, cumulative student-loan debt increased by 80 percent for students at public institutions and by about 50 percent at both private non-profit institutions and for-profit schools between 1990 and 2008. In […]
According to a recent NPR report, the cost of college has been increasing “faster than inflation, and family incomes can’t keep up.” In the 1970s, tuition at the University of California, Berkeley, was around $700. Today, U.C. Berkeley students pay around $15,000 per year, a 2,000 percent increase. We are stuck in a frustrating cycle: As […]
On August 9, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Student Loan Act of 2013, which lowers Federal Student loan rates, retroactive to July 1, 2013. The new Federal student loan rates for the current year starting July 1 will be 3.86% for Federal student loans for undergraduates, 5.41% for Federal student loans for graduate students, and 6.41% for Federal PLUS […]
Paying for college is a big investment. A wise investor wants to know what the return on investment (ROI) will be, but how can you find the ROI for paying for college? And how can you figure out the ROI of paying for a particular major, or for a particular college? The website payscale.com provides starting and mid-career salary […]
Dealing with student debt and loan payment can be terrifying. Often, it requires quite the lifestyle change. That being said, with the proper information and a solid budgeting system, paying off student loans can actually be rather painless. The trick is being well-informed. Kirstin Le Grice, staff writer for CollegeFocus, shares four pieces of advice to help you understand […]
On July 1, the interest rate on federal subsidized Stafford Loans doubled 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Back in 2007, Congress passed a law that allowed student loan interest rates to progressively drop from the original 6.8 percent to 3.4 percent over the course of five years. In 2012, it was time to decide what would happen to the […]