Can Search Engines Stop Student Loan Scammers?

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Can Search Engines Stop Student Loan Scammers?

Can Search Engines Stop Student Loan Scammers?

If you’ve checked your spam folder recently, you know that offers of student loan debt relief have exploded right along with the student loan debt problem. You probably know it’s a bad idea to answer spam in a quest to lower your loan payments, but you might be more inclined to answer an advertisement you… Read More

How a Student Loan Bill Can Go From $97K to $236K

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How a Student Loan Bill Can Go From $97K to $236K

How a Student Loan Bill Can Go From $97K to $236K

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about Americans deciding to not pay back their student loans. While the reasons for purposely defaulting on education debt vary, the consequences are invariably unpleasant: debt collection, wage garnishment, growing loan balances, even lawsuits. For example: A Connecticut attorney’s student loan debt from law school has more than doubled since… Read More

Help! Someone Took Out a Student Loan in My Name

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Help! Someone Took Out a Student Loan in My Name

Help! Someone Took Out a Student Loan in My Name

Some students worry about whether they’ll get the financial aid they need to pay for the next semester of college. Others wonder why there is a record of them taking out student loans when they didn’t apply — and now they can’t get the loans they need. Consider these scary scenarios readers have told us about… Read More

Inequality & Student Loan Debt: 5 Troubling Stats

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Inequality & Student Loan Debt: 5 Troubling Stats

Inequality & Student Loan Debt: 5 Troubling Stats

The rising cost of attending college has had a serious impact on the finances of most students and their families, but the burden has been distributed unequally. Various studies point to the negative, long-term effects of taking on education debt, and considering debt levels vary greatly by race and socioeconomic status, there’s concern over how… Read More

What Happens If I Ignore My Student Loans?

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What Happens If I Ignore My Student Loans?

What Happens If I Ignore My Student Loans?

Failing to repay debt is no joke, especially when you’re talking about student loans. If you default on federal student loans (the most common kind), you’ll likely have to deal with debt collectors, wage garnishment, loss of tax refunds and a trashed credit standing, making it difficult (if not impossible) to rent an apartment, buy… Read More

A 5-Minute Guide to Student Loans

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A 5-Minute Guide to Student Loans

A 5-Minute Guide to Student Loans

You may have heard that college in this country isn’t cheap. Maybe you’ve even encountered this firsthand for yourself, a child or another family member. But knowing that getting a degree is going to be expensive doesn’t mean you know how to pay for it. When you are a student or even parent of a… Read More

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