Need to attract young workers? You aren’t alone. The State of Minnesota is struggling with a massive shortage of qualified teachers – and has decided to do more to attract young, recently-graduated teacher applicants by sweetening their benefits package with a student loan repayment assistance program. Thus far, the program has been a terrific success, […]

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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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Once you’ve completed your college applications, submitted your FAFSA and applied for grants and scholarships in the coming weeks (if you haven’t done so already) you’ll begin to receive acceptance letters and financial aid package offers from colleges. These can be complex and should be evaluated on a per college basis and then comparatively to […]

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Today is part two in our series for high school seniors preparing for college next year. In Part 1, we discussed college costs and today we’ll look at financial aid and “free” money for college. Grants and scholarships are one of the best ways to pay for college because it won’t take cash out of […]

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Debt is something we all should avoid, but it seems like Generation Y is piling it on in droves. Recent grads – and even those still in school – are running up both student loan and credit card debt. The average graduate collects their sheepskin with almost $30,000 in student loans and $2,500 in credit […]

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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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