If you’re in college, thinking about going back to school to finish your degree or considering a new degree for a career change, borrowing to pay for your education may be a worry. With student loan debt increasing $2,850 every second and default rates climbing, what if you could finish your education – or get […]

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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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Late winter brings the last minute flurry of forms in hopes of an acceptance letter from the college of your choice. If you’re fortunate enough to already have your acceptance letter in hand, your thoughts should next be on how to pay for school. Many financial aid deadlines fall between late February and mid-March so […]

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If you’re in college, thinking about going back to school to finish your degree or considering a new degree for a career change, borrowing to pay for your education may be a worry. With student loan debt increasing $2,850 every second and default rates climbing, what if you could finish your education – or get […]

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In 2013 the Bush tax cuts will expire and a great deal of federal spending will be cut as a result of the Budget Control Act of 2011. The result is expected to be a dramatic decrease in the national debt by about 70% over the next ten years or so. However, in the meantime […]

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In the wake of NBC’s Education Nation Summit in NYC, the New York Times conducted an interview with Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of Finaid.org. As an expert on student loans and related policy, Kantrowitz was asked to clarify the candidates’ stated positions on those areas. With this information in hand, students can be more aware of […]

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While students who come from high and middle income families are fairly comfortable and familiar with student loans and the opportunities enmeshed within loan culture in general, lower income families tend to be more hesitant. Financial aid advisers have found many lower income families are so put off by the high tuition at some schools […]

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