Is It Too Easy to Get Student Loans?

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Is It Too Easy to Get Student Loans?

Is It Too Easy to Get Student Loans?

It’s not difficult to take out a student loan — if they were hard to get, it’s unlikely they would be the largest form of outstanding consumer debt in the U.S. (except for mortgages). A major factor? For federal student loans (a large part of the $1.3 trillion in current U.S. student loan debt), little… Read More

3 Student Loan Deadlines Everyone Needs to Know

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3 Student Loan Deadlines Everyone Needs to Know

3 Student Loan Deadlines Everyone Needs to Know

Being a student means living with deadlines. Assignments, papers, college applications — if you miss the due date, you can run into serious trouble. While you might be able to get an extension to finish a project, applying for financial aid doesn’t work that way. If you need help paying for your kid’s college education,… Read More

Changes to FAFSA Include Same-Sex Couples Now

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Changes to FAFSA Include Same-Sex Couples Now

Changes to FAFSA Include Same-Sex Couples Now

The Department of Education will change its student aid forms beginning in 2014-15 so that potential borrowers will be able to have their legal parents’ income assessed regardless of their marital status or gender as long as those two people live together. Applicants will be able to list their parents’ marital status as “unmarried and… Read More

A Simple Guide to Understanding Your FAFSA

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A Simple Guide to Understanding Your FAFSA

A Simple Guide to Understanding Your FAFSA

If the cost of college seems daunting, just wait until you get to wade through the process of applying for financial aid and sorting through financial aid packages from schools. But unless you can afford to pay cash for your higher education or get an academic or athletic scholarship that covers your costs, you’ll want… Read More

Why You Should File Your FAFSA Now

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Why You Should File Your FAFSA Now

Why You Should File Your FAFSA Now

For high school seniors, the start of college is far away. To pay for that college bill, however, they’ve got to start moving now. College-bound students who haven’t submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as FAFSA, as soon as they can after Jan. 1 should do it sooner instead of later,… Read More

4 Student Loan Scams to Watch Out For

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4 Student Loan Scams to Watch Out For

4 Student Loan Scams to Watch Out For

There’s been a lot of recent buzz around the price of college education and no one seems to be able to escape the heat of tuition costs anymore. Adding fuel to the fire are scams that seek to exploit young borrowers. Which is why you should be aware of the prevalent scams that affect students… Read More

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