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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.

The Ugly Truth About the Federal Direct Student Loan Program

The Ugly Truth About the Federal Direct Student Loan Program

The Ugly Truth About the Federal Direct Student Loan Program

The Department of Education recently published a series of performance summaries for its Federal Direct, Federal Family Education and Perkins student loan programs. A little more than $1.2 trillion is due from roughly 42 million students, who owe an average $29,000 each. The most comprehensive of these reports pertains to $855 billion in Federal Direct... Read More

The Way You Pay Your Student Loans Is About to Get Easier… in 2020

The Way You Pay Your Student Loans Is About to Get Easier… in 2020

The Way You Pay Your Student Loans Is About to Get Easier… in 2020

Earlier this week, the Department of Education announced that it’s taking steps toward making a web portal that will make paying student loans a little bit easier. And if you’re one of the 43 million Americans who understand the turmoil of student loans, any relief is welcome. But don’t hold your breath — this update won’t be... Read More

15 Best Cities for College Grads

15 Best Cities for College Grads

15 Best Cities for College Grads

It’s that time of year when college seniors are focusing on what’s next: next job, next apartment, next city. We looked at the 25 cities that added the most jobs over the past year, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics comparing job numbers from January 2015 through January 2016. From there, we looked... Read More

The Teen Who Got Into All 8 Ivy League Schools

The Teen Who Got Into All 8 Ivy League Schools

The Teen Who Got Into All 8 Ivy League Schools

The Ivy League universities are notoriously hard to get into, but that didn’t stop one New Yorker from applying to all eight. Long shot, right? Apparently not. August Uwamanzu-Nna from Long Island, New York was accepted to the eight Ivy League schools— Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Yale — as... Read More

13 Things People With No Student Loan Debt Will Never Understand

13 Things People With No Student Loan Debt Will Never Understand

13 Things People With No Student Loan Debt Will Never Understand

Having student loan debt is like being a member of one of the country’s saddest, least-exclusive clubs. More than 43 million Americans have student loan debt, and the share of college graduates who finish their degrees in debt is steadily rising. Twenty years ago, less than half of people with bachelor’s degrees had student loans,... Read More

10 Cities With Affordable Off-Campus Housing

10 Cities With Affordable Off-Campus Housing

10 Cities With Affordable Off-Campus Housing

Being a college student today can be tough. Beyond concerns about classes and friends, there are student loans and housing to worry about. The latter is especially troublesome, as many colleges are packed to the rafters and can’t afford to house every student. And even when they can, costs aren’t guaranteed to be cheap; one... Read More

The Best MBA Programs for Less Than $15K a Year

The Best MBA Programs for Less Than $15K a Year

The Best MBA Programs for Less Than $15K a Year

The master’s degree in business administration (MBA) is one of the traditional education choices for people seeking high-powered careers with a lot of earning potential. But MBAs aren’t cheap. A year of tuition at a top business school can easily exceed $50,000, and many programs last for two years. Given that students are highly likely... Read More

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