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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.

9 Great Discounts You Can Get With a Student I.D.

9 Great Discounts You Can Get With a Student I.D.

9 Great Discounts You Can Get With a Student I.D.

Going to college isn’t cheap. Between supplies, housing, food, and (of course) tuition, the cost of a higher education can run high. However, there is something that can help give college students relief when it comes to buying the things they need: their student I.D. From retailers to restaurants, there are countless businesses out there... Read More

How a Mother of 4 Racked Up $410K of Student Loan Debt

How a Mother of 4 Racked Up $410K of Student Loan Debt

How a Mother of 4 Racked Up $410K of Student Loan Debt

Going to college is probably the easiest, fastest way to get into a ton of debt. You’re making an investment in your future, but you can just as easily lose that future to thousands of dollars in student loan payments or wage garnishment if things don’t go according to your plan. Six-figure debt isn’t the... Read More

This Tuition Bill From 1979 Will Make You Want to Cry

This Tuition Bill From 1979 Will Make You Want to Cry

This Tuition Bill From 1979 Will Make You Want to Cry

My mom was helping her parents clean their condo the other day, and — as often happens during such adventures — she found some entertaining things. Among them was an Illinois State University registration form from 1979, when my aunt was in college, and my mom sent me a picture of it. If you went to college in... Read More

How to Stop Running From Your Student Loan Debt

How to Stop Running From Your Student Loan Debt

How to Stop Running From Your Student Loan Debt

Whether you’ve been out of school for a while or you’re just starting to enter student loan repayment, there’s an important piece of advice every borrower needs to hear: Don’t ignore your student loan debt. Yes, those payments can be intimidating or unaffordable, but the only way to conquer the financial obstacle of student loan debt is... Read More

Unstacking the Deck for Student Loan Borrowers

Unstacking the Deck for Student Loan Borrowers

Unstacking the Deck for Student Loan Borrowers

The proliferation of mandatory arbitration clauses in our everyday borrowing, purchasing and even working lives is once again making news. In their excellent New York Times series, business writers Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Robert Gebeloff and Michael Corkery note that the use of this constitutional-rights-limiting language has become commonplace to the point that we’ve come to accept... Read More

This Well-Known For-Profit College Chain Just Agreed to a $95.5 Million Settlement

This Well-Known For-Profit College Chain Just Agreed to a $95.5 Million Settlement

This Well-Known For-Profit College Chain Just Agreed to a $95.5 Million Settlement

A large company that runs for-profit colleges will pay $95.5 million to settle allegations that it unlawfully recruited students and lied about those practices while taking in billions of dollars in federal and state money. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced the settlement with Education Management Corp., aka EDMC, in a speech Monday, along with Education Department... Read More

The Pros & Cons of Consolidating Your Student Loans

The Pros & Cons of Consolidating Your Student Loans

The Pros & Cons of Consolidating Your Student Loans

More than 40 million Americans have student loan debt. On average, 2015 graduates left their campus with more than $35,000 in debt that they are responsible for paying back. More students are taking multiple loans to help cover expenses. If you have the ability to make a lump-sum payment or consolidate these loans, you may... Read More

Was College Meant to Be Free in the U.S.?

Was College Meant to Be Free in the U.S.?

Was College Meant to Be Free in the U.S.?

These days, higher education costs students and their families a pretty penny. In fact, according to the College Board, the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2014–2015 school year was $31,231 at private colleges, $9,139 for state residents at public colleges, and $22,958 for out-of-state residents attending public universities. This means a student attending... Read More

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