How can I consolidate my student loans? How do I know if consolidation will be beneficial?   If you want to consolidate your federal student loans you can apply for a Direct Consolidation Loan on the federal aid website.   A couple of things to know about student loan consolidation: Direct Consolidation Loans are only […]

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I will be starting my online MSN program and I’m wondering what my options are for financing the degree and for loan forgiveness after graduation.   It sounds like you have two questions. 1. How can you pay for the MSN program? 2. What student loan forgiveness options are available? Strategies for paying for your […]

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          Tuition.io, meanwhile, is kind of like Mint, the personal-finance management site, but for student borrowers. It aggregates a person’s loans from various places into one spot (it has organized almost $2 billion in student debt so far) and provides a snapshot of how much someone owes. Sounds simple enough, yet […]

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One of the amazing upsides of Yale is that they don’t look at students as if they had price tags attached. Former President of Yale Richard C. Levin said, “We want to attract the most promising students from all economic backgrounds to Yale.” This means that if you’re lucky enough to get into Yale, you’ll likely have fewer […]

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In order to complete your FAFSA, you have to submit your parents’ tax returns. What happens if your parents won’t give them up and why do your parents’ finances matter when you’re 18 (or about to be)? You’ll be the one benefiting from your college education and on the hook for any student loans you […]

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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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Are you working hard to balance football and academics hoping to get a full ride to college on an athletic scholarship? If not football, are you pounding the hardwoods playing hoops, brandishing netted sticks on the lacrosse field or keeping your softball glove oiled and in shape? If so, are you sacrificing your academics in […]

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Earlier this month, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo rocked the higher education boat when he announced funding to support free college classes at 10 state prisons. Up until 1994, prisoners had access to Pell Grants to help pay for schooling while in jail, but a crime law passed that year blocked access to this valuable […]

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The need for free public education couldn’t come at a more pivotal moment. If you haven’t heard about the revolutionary group Strike Debt, now is the time to take notice. “You are not a loan,” says Strike Debt’s nation-wide movement, which aims to unify debt resistors for economic justice. They explore topics such as debt resistance, governmental […]

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