Is MIT Offering a Free Degree?

Students

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

Students

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

Students

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

4 Easy Ways to Pay Off Your Debt

Managing Debt

4 Easy Ways to Pay Off Your Debt

4 Easy Ways to Pay Off Your Debt

If you think paying off debt is just about math, you only know half the story. Sure, the balance is a number. The interest rate is a number. Your payment is a number. The debt is a story. Maybe it’s a student loan that funded your four-year education and has enabled you to get the job you’re... Read More

I’m Marrying Someone With Student Loan Debt. How Should I Prepare?

Managing Debt

I’m Marrying Someone With Student Loan Debt. How Should I Prepare?

I’m Marrying Someone With Student Loan Debt. How Should I Prepare?

So you’re getting married. That’s the good news. The bad news: Your beloved has tons of debt on their hands. And not just any debt — student loan debt. How will you manage? We asked Robert Dowling, a certified financial planner with extensive experience advising high-net-worth individuals and their children for Modera Wealth in Westwood, New Jersey, for some primers. Here’s... Read More

The Student Loan Blues Song Every Borrower Should Listen To

Students

The Student Loan Blues Song Every Borrower Should Listen To

The Student Loan Blues Song Every Borrower Should Listen To

It’s getting harder and harder for young Americans to graduate from college and not face a mountain of student loan debt repayments. In fact, a White House report noted that nearly 70% of bachelor’s degree recipients graduate with some level of student loan debt. Krystal Metcalfe, 29, reportedly falls into that category and is dealing... Read More

This Bank Is Raffling Off a Year of Loan Payments

Personal Loans

This Bank Is Raffling Off a Year of Loan Payments

This Bank Is Raffling Off a Year of Loan Payments

Struggling to make your loan payments? SunTrust Banks has a new offer designed to give a few lucky borrowers some breathing room. As part of its Year onUp Sweepstakes, the Atlanta-based bank will award 25 people “the amount of their monthly mortgage, auto loan or student loan payments for an entire year, up to a certain value,” according... Read More

The Letter That’s Helping One College’s Students Understand Their Student Loan Debt

Students

The Letter That’s Helping One College’s Students Understand Their Student Loan Debt

The Letter That’s Helping One College’s Students Understand Their Student Loan Debt

Indiana University is changing the way its students are borrowing to pay for their education. Back in 2012, the school began sending letters to students, estimating their total student loan debt and future monthly payments. Since then, the university says borrowing by undergraduates has dropped by 18%. “We want students at every year to understand the debt... Read More

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