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Massachusetts Lawmakers Talk to Students About Loans and Debt – What They Found Out

Massachusetts Lawmakers Talk to Students About Loans and Debt – What They Found Out

By on April 22, 2014
Massachusetts Lawmakers Talk to Students About Loans and Debt – What They Found Out

According to the Project on Student Debt, 66% of Massachusetts college grads come out of school in debt and the average loan balance is $28,460. The state ranks 12th in the US for the amount of debt per graduate and 10th in the country for the percent of grads in debt. The increasing debt among their college […]

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5 Student Loan Repayment Mistakes to Avoid – Tips to Save Money in the Short and Long Run

5 Student Loan Repayment Mistakes to Avoid – Tips to Save Money in the Short and Long Run

By on April 21, 2014
5 Student Loan Repayment Mistakes to Avoid – Tips to Save Money in the Short and Long Run

Student loans can be a headache no matter how much or little you owe, but the greater your debt, the more oppressive it can feel. If you’re struggling to make payments (or failing to make them), it can be downright depressing. But there are smarter ways to deal with your student loan debt – you […]

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Marco Rubio Offers a Student Loan Alternative with the Investing in Student Success Act

Marco Rubio Offers a Student Loan Alternative with the Investing in Student Success Act

By on April 18, 2014
Marco Rubio Offers a Student Loan Alternative with the Investing in Student Success Act

Earlier this month, Florida Senator Marco Rubio proposed a piece of legislation that would offer an alternative to both federal and private student loans. Senate Bill 2230, Investing in Student Success Act of 2014, was introduced and referred to the Committee on Finance on April 9th and could offer many prospective students a loan-free way to […]

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Does Germany Have It Right? State Funded Vocational Schools Offer Alternative Career Path

Does Germany Have It Right? State Funded Vocational Schools Offer Alternative Career Path

By on April 17, 2014
Does Germany Have It Right? State Funded Vocational Schools Offer Alternative Career Path

In America, most of us see college as the sole route to success in life and financial stability. We’ve discussed the value of skilled trades here before, especially for those for whom college isn’t a fit. But for the most part, we don’t actively encourage young adults to opt for trade school over college. And the […]

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Looking for a Deal on School? 5 Colleges with Cheapest Tuition for Out-of-State Students

Looking for a Deal on School? 5 Colleges with Cheapest Tuition for Out-of-State Students

By on April 16, 2014
Looking for a Deal on School? 5 Colleges with Cheapest Tuition for Out-of-State Students

If you’re gearing up to start college soon and your family doesn’t have a lot of money to spare for school, or your scholarship prospects aren’t stellar, you need a bargain education. As we’ve written before, community college is a good place to start because tuition is cheap, you can stay local and bunk at […]

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Find Out How ROTC Can Help You Graduate College Debt-Free and With a Guaranteed Job

Find Out How ROTC Can Help You Graduate College Debt-Free and With a Guaranteed Job

By on April 15, 2014
Find Out How ROTC Can Help You Graduate College Debt-Free and With a Guaranteed Job

If you are looking for a way to help pay your college costs, one program worth considering is ROTC – this stands for Reserve Officers Training Corps. All four branches of our Armed Forces – Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines – offer ROTC programs, but not all are available at all universities. These programs […]

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New Bill Proposes to Help Disabled Veterans with Student Loans to Pay Their Debt – HR 4314

New Bill Proposes to Help Disabled Veterans with Student Loans to Pay Their Debt – HR 4314

By on April 14, 2014
New Bill Proposes to Help Disabled Veterans with Student Loans to Pay Their Debt – HR 4314

Despite the GI Bill and other education benefits the Armed Services offer, as of 2008, servicemembers were averaging more than $25,500 in student loans to earn their degrees. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a report titled The Next Front? Student Loan Servicing and the Cost to Our Men and Women in Uniform, where they […]

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5 Things to Do with Your Summer to Help Reduce Your Student Loans or Borrow Less

5 Things to Do with Your Summer to Help Reduce Your Student Loans or Borrow Less

By on April 11, 2014
5 Things to Do with Your Summer to Help Reduce Your Student Loans or Borrow Less

Before you know it, the semester will be over and summer will be upon you. If you’re looking forward to a listless summer of binge watching Netflix, think again. If you’re borrowing to pay for school, you absolutely cannot afford to slack off in your coming free months. Every summer day that you idle away […]

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Group Recommends New Plan to Help with Student Loans While Holding Colleges Accountable

Group Recommends New Plan to Help with Student Loans While Holding Colleges Accountable

By on April 10, 2014
Group Recommends New Plan to Help with Student Loans While Holding Colleges Accountable

With 10% of student loan borrowers defaulting in the first two years of repayment and rates rising to as high as 23%, it’s important that we address the burgeoning student loan crisis. A consortium of interested parties including Young Invincibles, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), New […]

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There’s Still Time to Submit Your FAFSA – But Don’t Make These 5 Common Mistakes

There’s Still Time to Submit Your FAFSA – But Don’t Make These 5 Common Mistakes

By on April 9, 2014
There’s Still Time to Submit Your FAFSA – But Don’t Make These 5 Common Mistakes

We wrote recently about finding last minute money for college and our first piece of advice was to file your FAFSA. You may think that it’s too late to get any funds or may have thought you won’t qualify for any if your parents (or you as an adult returning to college) earn too much, […]

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