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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.

How Sallie Mae’s New Student Loan for Parents Stacks Up

How Sallie Mae’s New Student Loan for Parents Stacks Up

How Sallie Mae’s New Student Loan for Parents Stacks Up

Taking out student loans to go to college gets expensive really fast, but if you’re borrowing to help someone else get an education, the costs can be much greater. Not only do interest rates on parent student loans tend to be higher than those student borrowers receive, parent borrowers generally have to start making payments... Read More

The Right Way to Find the Right Job

The Right Way to Find the Right Job

The Right Way to Find the Right Job

College graduation season is upon us, and there’s no shortage of advice columnists offering tips to recent college grads on how to land that first, full-time job. Some discuss what today’s employers are looking for—candidates who are resourceful, intuitive, self-starting and sincere (like that’s a surprise)—while others suggest strategies for devising eye-catching resumes. This isn’t one of those... Read More

4 Things Soon-to-be Grads Should Know About Student Loans

4 Things Soon-to-be Grads Should Know About Student Loans

4 Things Soon-to-be Grads Should Know About Student Loans

It’s easy to have a stress-free attitude about student loan debt in college, especially if your pay period hasn’t begun. However, to some, student loans can be like speaking a different language, so it’s important to understand how they work before you fall into bad debt. Here are the top things to know before your student loans kick... Read More

10 Things I Hate About Student Loans

10 Things I Hate About Student Loans

10 Things I Hate About Student Loans

Believe it or not, graduation season is creeping up. And that means it’s the time of year I’m reminded how much I hate what student loans have done to the financial health of our nation’s graduates. Unfortunately, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s latest report on debt and credit among U.S. households,... Read More

Is Grad School Worth It?

Is Grad School Worth It?

Is Grad School Worth It?

Q. I’m thinking of going back to school for my Master’s, but I’m not sure my eventual higher salary will be high enough to make it worth it. How can I decide? — Potential student A. Going beyond four years of college can be a costly endeavor, and you’re correct to view it as an investment.... Read More

Inside the Student Loan Experiment Happening at Purdue

Inside the Student Loan Experiment Happening at Purdue

Inside the Student Loan Experiment Happening at Purdue

It all started when Mitch Daniels, the president of Purdue University, got a crazy idea: What if the public college in West Lafayette, Indiana allowed students to apply for education funding in exchange for a chunk of their earnings? Purdue would be the first American university in 50 years to revisit the concept, known as an income-share agreement,... Read More

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