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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I work at a non-profit and I’m getting payment from my employer totaling $10,000 over 5 years in the Tuitionio program. I’m currently repaying under the extended graduated repayment plan. My question is about student loan forgiveness given I work for a non-profit. I heard that if you do the required payment plan based on […]

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Nothing is certain, they say, except death and taxes. And it used to be, repayment of federally guaranteed student loans was about as certain as things get. The reason: Probate laws. Here’s how it works When you die, all property attached to your name falls under the control of a bunch of attorneys at the […]

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If you are a teacher, no doubt you picked your profession based on your love of children and education and not for the money. Starting teacher salaries aren’t that high and if you’re also dealing with the burden of student loans, that salary may seem lower still. But there are some great programs teachers can use to […]

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We wrote earlier this week about President Obama’s budget proposals that will impact student loans. Chief among them is making all student loan forgiveness tax free and expanding PAYE to all borrowers. These are great proposals and would greatly help those struggling with student loans. But, excepting a few pieces of promising legislation by Elizabeth […]

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Republicans rejecting a bill to expand Veteran benefits has many shaking their heads in shame, especially this talk show host. The real shame is that the Senate approves wars preemptively without any consideration for the mental, physical, and financial aftermath of our Vets.  Let’s take a look what the shame-o-meter has to show: In addition to […]

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A new piece of legislation has been proffered that would be greatly beneficial to those with student loans, but thus far, it does not seem to be getting a lot of attention. If you have student loans, you should join us and raise your voice to promote HR 3892: Student Loan Borrower’s Bill of Rights […]

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If you’re in medical school or a recent graduate, it’s likely that you’ve accumulated an intimidating pile of student loans to pay the high costs of your extensive education. For doctors that graduated in 2013, 86% came out of med school with student loans and the average debt load per student was $170,000. Close to […]

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