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Our Credit.com experts provide you with common sense student loan advice. Find out what to consider & how to get the best deals when shopping for loans or credit cards to finance college. Understand the impact of deferring student loans, how to manage your payments during college and post-college and how student loans can affect your credit.

5 Little-Known Ways to Get Your Student Loans Forgiven

5 Little-Known Ways to Get Your Student Loans Forgiven

5 Little-Known Ways to Get Your Student Loans Forgiven

If you feel burdened under the weight of student loan debt, we have some good news: you may be able to get those student loans forgiven. In 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a report estimating that up to one in four Americans may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, but... Read More

How Student Loan Debt Affects Your Mental Health

How Student Loan Debt Affects Your Mental Health

How Student Loan Debt Affects Your Mental Health

Feeling stressed about money isn’t uncommon, but for many people with student loans, the burden takes a toll physically and psychologically. According to a Student Loan Hero survey of more than 1,000 student loan borrowers, respondents reported experiencing anxiety, insomnia, headaches, social isolation, and more as a result of their student loan debt. How Student... Read More

4 Financial Factors to Keep in Mind When Budgeting for College

4 Financial Factors to Keep in Mind When Budgeting for College

4 Financial Factors to Keep in Mind When Budgeting for College

In the US, the amount of student debt has reached over $1.4 trillion. The bad news for students currently planning on attending college is that tuition isn’t getting any cheaper. Insofar as there’s good news, students are being more financially cautious when planning for college, researching their student loan options, opting to stay in state,... Read More

Baby Boomer Student Debt by State

Baby Boomer Student Debt by State

Baby Boomer Student Debt by State

Millennials aren’t the only ones racking up billions of dollars in student debt. Turns out, in three out of every four states, “the total outstanding student debt held by borrowers over age 60 increased by more than 50 percent [since 2012].” This data comes from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which also found that... Read More

Why Your Credit Score Is Important as a Student

Why Your Credit Score Is Important as a Student

Why Your Credit Score Is Important as a Student

Attending college comes with a host of new responsibilities, and your parents have (hopefully) sent you off with the wisdom and encouragement you need to handle those responsibilities on your own. Your studies and your GPA are your top priorities, but you may have other obligations that are important too. Whether you are responsible for... Read More

4 Ways to Find the Perfect Mentor for You—for Free

4 Ways to Find the Perfect Mentor for You—for Free

4 Ways to Find the Perfect Mentor for You—for Free

About 86% of CFOs say having a mentor is important to career development, according to a 2016 survey performed by Accountemps. So if having a mentor is so important, why do only 26% of workers have one? Unless your company offers a mentorship program, you probably haven’t found one, either. Fortunately, finding a mentor for... Read More

Why You Should Start Paying Interest on Student Loans Immediately

Why You Should Start Paying Interest on Student Loans Immediately

Why You Should Start Paying Interest on Student Loans Immediately

Whether you’re just starting college or are entering your senior year, chances are you’ve taken out student loans somewhere along the way. With many student loans, you aren’t required to make payments at all until about six months after you’re no longer enrolled in school full-time. That’s a good thing, right? Well, maybe not. In... Read More

Get a Better ROI on Your Education in These 7 States

Get a Better ROI on Your Education in These 7 States

Get a Better ROI on Your Education in These 7 States

If you went to a private college 36 years ago, you would have paid only $3,617 each year for college, according to the College Board. Today, you’d pay $33,479. That kind of price tag is enough to make you wonder whether college is worth the cost. One way to find out is to consider the... Read More

6 Fast and Affordable Recipes for College Students

6 Fast and Affordable Recipes for College Students

6 Fast and Affordable Recipes for College Students

Cooking for yourself in college can be a struggle, especially with hundreds of other things constantly on your mind. Some dorms come with kitchens, while others don’t. Some students have fridges, while others don’t. Some people love having piles of snacks in their room, while others don’t. If you want to feed yourself in a... Read More

How to Save Big on Your Back-to-School Shopping

How to Save Big on Your Back-to-School Shopping

How to Save Big on Your Back-to-School Shopping

Back-to-school season generally starts around two months before the beginning of school—so if you haven’t started yet, you’re already behind. What once required a few Dixon Ticonderoga pencils and a notebook now requires carts full of supplies. In 2016, the National Retail Federation estimated that families with children in grades K–12 would spend an average... Read More

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