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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I’m trying to figure out the best way to maximize my student loan contribution benefit. My employer increases the monthly contribution amount each year. I expect to be done paying it before the 5 year employer contribution program is over. Any tips for how best to maximize the employer contribution? Right now I pay above […]

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Ask Jeni is a service offered to tuition.io users that lets real borrowers ask Jeni Burckart, our student loan coach, questions about their student loans. Here’s an example of one of those questions. I’m interested in learning about options for consolidating student loans. My child is beginning the loan repayment process and we would like […]

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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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There are many things in life that are made worse if you do them slowly. Pulling off a Band-Aid stuck in arm hair, drinking down foul medicine and getting a body piercing are just a few of the things I can think of that are best done quickly. Student loans are another example of something […]

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If you’re getting ready to walk the stage in your mortarboard and get that coveted and hard-earned sheepskin this month, congratulations. Whether it took you four years or a decade to get there, you’re graduating and that’s awesome. But if you borrowed to attend school, you’ve got some consequences to deal with – and soon. […]

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Recently, Treasury Department Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin spoke at the University of Maryland and took the Department of Education to task on failing struggling student loan borrowers.

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