A lot of students enter the university system fresh out of high school for one reason: it’s what you’re supposed to do. Get good grades; go to college; get a good job. Thousands of young people enter the university system every year as undeclared undergraduates with no real idea why they’re there or how college […]

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Online courses have been on the radar screen for quite some time now as a possible affordable alternative to traditional college. However, MOOCs have yet to reach the point at which in-class education has become unnecessary. Instead, like every innovation, they’ve continued to make steady, progressive improvements. With that in mind, it’s starting to look […]

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There’s no way to point to one reason alone as being the sole cause of soaring tuition costs. It’s a vast mosaic, which when viewed as whole gives us the big picture of the student loan crisis. It can be helpful, however, to pull those pieces apart in order to better understand the whole and […]

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Because of the current state of student loans there’s been a lot of debate lately around the idea that college may not be worth it anymore. Of course, it depends on the individual; some young people find their personal path lies in less conventional learning environments. However, for many, traditional higher education is still the […]

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It’s that time of year again, when we’re all feeling that holiday pinch. Check out these top 10 tips to beating your student debt so it doesn’t beat you. 1. Be Informed About Your Loans Much grief can be avoided simply by knowing your stuff. You’ll want to learn as much as you can about […]

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The year is winding down and as we prepare to say goodbye to 2012, questions come to mind about what might have led us to where we are now and what choices we can make differently so as not to make the same mistakes next year. When it comes to student loans, the system is […]

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It’s human nature to become habitual. We get habit-oriented not just in the actions of our daily lives but also in our thought processes and by extension our problem solving abilities. That’s why it’s fundamental to the development of new and innovative ideas that we experiment, flipping a problem upside down to see what we […]

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As early as this week, Representative Tom Petri of Wisconsin plans to introduce a bill to radically change the way the federal government collects student loan debt. In the proposed new system, student loan debt repayments would be automatically deducted from borrowers’ paychecks just like taxes. The deducted amounts would be based on the borrower’s […]

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A grieving mother is charged with paying back her deceased 24 year old son’s private student loans, which she generously cosigned. She isn’t the first parent to find herself in this position and unfortunately she surely won’t be the last. But Ella Edwards has decided not to take her situation lying down. In the past […]

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