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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.

Do the New Student Loan Servicing Rules Go Far Enough?

Do the New Student Loan Servicing Rules Go Far Enough?

Do the New Student Loan Servicing Rules Go Far Enough?

Last month, the Department of Education announced a new set of directives to target systemic problems that have plagued federal loan servicing for years. Will the new recommendations help, or will they end up being just another stack of papers piled on to an already labyrinthine federal loan bureaucracy? How Borrowers Are Shortchanged One of the main... Read More

6 Student Loan Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

6 Student Loan Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

6 Student Loan Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

Every time I read the news, I hear how America’s problems with student loan debt have gotten worse. For example, I learned recently that collective student loan debt surged to over $1.4 trillion nationally. And in an article in the Wall Street Journal, I learned that more than 7 million student borrowers were at least one year behind on... Read More

Is MIT Offering a Free Degree?

Is MIT Offering a Free Degree?

Is MIT Offering a Free Degree?

Free online courses have been available through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the last several years, but students taking those courses were out of luck if they wanted them to count toward a degree. That’s all changed, however. A new pilot program is allowing students to take a semester of online graduate courses in the... Read More

The Best Jobs for Entry-Level Workers

The Best Jobs for Entry-Level Workers

The Best Jobs for Entry-Level Workers

With back-to-school season now in full swing, the last thing on students’ minds is finding a job. But with more college graduates being saddled with student loan debt, landing a job isn’t just a goal but an imperative. Student loan borrowers in the class of 2016 have an average debt of $37,172, which, as we reported earlier this year,... Read More

9 Ways College Students Can Live on the Cheap

9 Ways College Students Can Live on the Cheap

9 Ways College Students Can Live on the Cheap

These days, the average college graduate leaves school with over $28,000 in student loan debt, according to the Institute for College Access & Success. But even with the costs of college tuition on the rise, there are plenty of ways to come in well below average when it comes to student loan debt. And it’s... Read More

The Debit Card Dangers College Students Need to Know About

The Debit Card Dangers College Students Need to Know About

The Debit Card Dangers College Students Need to Know About

For many students, going to college marks the beginning of financial adulthood. But figuring out where to start isn’t easy. Credit cards, cash, debit cards — what makes sense for someone learning how to live and manage money independently for the first time? “People right around this time — all year long, but specifically around this... Read More

College Finances 101: How to Adult With Money

College Finances 101: How to Adult With Money

College Finances 101: How to Adult With Money

A lot of parents teach their kids about financial responsibility, like how to balance a checkbook, why it’s important to check your credit scores, how to save for a rainy day, be frugal with your money and not overspend with credit cards. This article isn’t for them. This is a financial primer for those of you leaving... Read More

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