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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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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Refinancing your student loans can be a great way to get a better deal on your debt, lower your payments and reduce the number of payments you have to make each month. But it can also represent a significant risk if not done wisely. Refinancing student loans, particularly federal ones, strips away protections such as […]

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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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Discover Student Loans recently conducted their third annual survey of 1,000 parents with children aged 16 to 18 who are planning on college. The results are informative, as always, but have me wondering if we need to rethink how we’re thinking about college and if one of the most important aspects of college choice – […]

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As both a parent and a college graduate, I’ve been on one side of this equation and will be on the other side in less than a decade when my son heads off for college. We are just coming out of a recession and many people are filing bankruptcy because they’ve been hit hard and debt is […]

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The best way to deal with student debt is to never accumulate it to begin with – if you’re already deep in debt, we’ve got tons of advice in this blog to help you pay off your loans faster. But if you’re just starting school or heading back to school, today we look at the […]

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If you have lost a parent, that’s hard enough for a young person to deal with – but what can make this even more difficult is the financial problems that often follow. Even if your deceased parent left life insurance arrangements, it may not be enough to supplement the lost income and finance your way […]

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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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