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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We’re always pleased to spread the word about any program that helps students come out of college with less debt, so today we’ll take a look at the New York Fire Department’s tuition assistance plan. The program is offered by the Fireman’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) and is called HELP, which […]

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College costs continue to rise as do student loan balances, default and delinquency rates and post-grad underemployment! We’ve written before that one of the best tools to combat rising student loan debt is financial education prior to borrowing. But another great tactic to handle student loan debt is to not take it on (or take […]

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From my junior year of high school through the moment we all threw our tasseled mortar boards triumphantly in the air, the buzz was about what college we would attend. For the majority of my friends, college was a given. I was the first person in my family to graduate college, but that’s not to […]

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College tuition is constantly on the rise as is student loan debt. The longer you are in college, the more expensive your education. But there are a number of great paying jobs that don’t require an expensive four year degree. If you’re not sure what you want to be when you grow up, a great […]

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I’m going to give you some advice I wish someone had given me before I filled out my first student loan application and began borrowing to pay my tuition. Here’s how my story went – I picked out a great college – a private all-girls liberal arts university that has a great reputation, challenging courses […]

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