Hechinger Report recently published a great opinion piece from Karen Gross on the ‘flawed conversation’ regarding the cost of higher education. She says that too much public focus is placed on the hard costs of college, and not enough on the repercussions of taking out student debt and alternative repayment options for students. We couldn’t agree more with her claims. […]
Jennifer Lawrence might be America’s BFF, but Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) is the modern college student’s best ally. Her latest student loan proposal aims put a large dent in the nation’s current $1.2 trillion student loan debt and provide relief for struggling borrowers. Student loan plan could save borrowers $1,000/year As part of the plan, current student loan borrowers […]
Imagine if you took out $30,000 for college and that’s all you had to pay back. For most student loan borrowers, that’s not the case. Due to compound interest, that $30,000 can easily turn into $40, $45, $50,000 or more by the time the graduate has paid it off. The burden of student loan interest […]
What is student loan consolidation and how does it work?
We love this video from StudentLoanConsolidator.com, which explains the process in a unique way–by using Play-Doh to represent student loan consolidation.
For college graduates and adults struggling with student loan repayment, the holiday season can be difficult. So many gifts to give, so little money in the bank account.
But a new service from Tuition.io lets family and friends ease the burden of student loan borrowers during the holidays.
After graduating college, many former students have difficulty finding jobs that allow them to afford their monthly student loan payments.
If you graduate into a low-paying field, you may find yourself barely scraping by–even before you pay your student loans. The lowest-paying major for 2013, Child and Family Studies, has an average starting salary of just $29,300.
Houghton College knows the economy is tough, and it can take new graduates several years to make enough money to pay back their loans, especially in smaller cities, job markets, and careers.
That’s why the small liberal arts college in Houghton, NY has decided to launch an innovative new student loan repayment plan for graduates.
If you have good credit, you can refinance your mortgage or car loan. Why not your student loans? A new bill called “Higher Ed-Lower Debt” has been introduced in Wisconsin as a way of helping people with student debt reduce their interest rates so they can pay off their debt faster. If approved, it would the […]
Millennials: have the stresses of work life got you looking forward to retiring on a beach somewhere? You’re going to be waiting a while. How student loans affect retirement A new report from financial website NerdWallet says student loan debt could push the average retirement age to 73. That’s 12 years later than the current […]
Repaying your student loans shouldn’t be scary.
Unfortunately, the shady practices of some student loan servicers have got us spooked.
How do I find out how much I owe in student loans? How do I consolidate my loans? Can I lower my student loan interest rate?
This video featuring Money Magazine reporter Carolyn Bigda answers those questions and more. Watch to find out when to start repaying your student loans, what repayment options you have, and how to set up a student loan repayment schedule.