11 Myths About Student Loan Forgiveness

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11 Myths About Student Loan Forgiveness

11 Myths About Student Loan Forgiveness

If you have more student loan debt than you can handle, or if you’ve been paying and paying (and paying) and can’t make headway, chances are you’ve wondered about student loan forgiveness. As you look into your options, keep in mind that everything you read (or hear — even from your student loan servicer) may not be accurate…. Read More

Is a 529 College Savings Plan Right for You?

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Is a 529 College Savings Plan Right for You?

Is a 529 College Savings Plan Right for You?

With back-to-school season in full swing, you may be one of many parents with future college expenses on your mind. Between tuition, room and board, textbooks and other supplies, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the cost of a higher education. Thankfully there are plenty of long-term savings solutions to help you ease the burden… Read More

I Had to Transfer Twice to Afford a College Education

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I Had to Transfer Twice to Afford a College Education

I Had to Transfer Twice to Afford a College Education

When I was a teenager, I didn’t know anything about money. I knew the basics, like that my dad’s salary as a college professor was just barely over six figures and that my parents had some debt, but paid off their credit cards every month. I also knew that I needed to make birthday money… Read More

What’s Missing From Hillary Clinton’s Student Loan Plan

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What’s Missing From Hillary Clinton’s Student Loan Plan

What’s Missing From Hillary Clinton’s Student Loan Plan

Little by little, the mass of humanity that’s running for President of the United States is coming to realize something very important: Not only does the $1.2 trillion worth of higher education-related debt pose significant macroeconomic peril to the country, but solving this problem (or, at least, coming close) has the potential to rally widespread,… Read More

Who Is Navient & Why Are They Calling Me?

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Who Is Navient & Why Are They Calling Me?

Who Is Navient & Why Are They Calling Me?

The vast majority of student loan borrowers take on federal education loans, meaning they’ll end up working with a federal loan servicer when it’s time to repay their debts. One of the largest of these servicers is Navient, which is both a new and seasoned player in the student loan space — in 2014, student… Read More

What Goes Unsaid When We Talk About Student Loans

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What Goes Unsaid When We Talk About Student Loans

What Goes Unsaid When We Talk About Student Loans

Education Secretary Arne Duncan took a couple of field trips to Maryland last week. During his first outing, to the University of Maryland–Baltimore County campus, he delivered a speech outlining the Department of Education’s plan for remediating what has become higher education’s damaged value proposition. On his second visit, to the Maryland Correctional Institution in… Read More

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