The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available for the 2019-20 school year.
All students attending college in fall 2019 and/or spring 2020 should use this application to apply for financial aid. Watch this video for step-by-step instructions on how to complete the form.
Student debt continues to be a major issue for college students and graduates in the U.S.
U.S. total student debt is now over $1.4 trillion, and the average debt for a college graduate in 2016 was $37,000. And 44 million Americans now have student debt to their name.
The video below gives tips on how student loan borrowers can avoid falling behind on their payments. It also explains why millennials should be saving for retirement even if they have student debt.
Your student loan debt can affect your credit, which affects whether you’ll be able to buy a car, house or take out a loan in the future.
But a new study shows nearly half of all student loan borrowers don’t know that, according to CNBC.
Before taking out student loans, it’s important to educate yourself about the types of student loans and understand how interest and repayment work so that you can put yourself in a good position to repay them in the future.
We write frequently about the importance of making the most of your college investment.
Given that college is so expensive, it’s crucial for students to maximize their experience and take advantage of opportunities in order to put themselves in the best position come graduation time.
Before going to college, many students don’t really think about maximizing the return on their college investment. In their mind, just getting into college and attending is enough. But in today’s world, it’s not enough to just have a college degree. You have to be armed with other skills that demonstrate you can add value […]
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 […]
We’ve discussed the benefits of attending college at length, but we’re always quick to point out that even though college degrees are a good investment in your future, it doesn’t mean they’re worth going hundreds of thousands of dollars into debt for.
This funny video from YouTube personality Ryan Higa shows the downsides of college for many students and graduates: underemployment, massive student loan debt, stress, and studying subjects that don’t apply to your future career.
With the cost of college reaching as much as $63,200 at the nation’s most expensive college, Sarah Lawrence, getting financial aid has become a necessity for most families and students.
There are several steps families can take to maximize their financial aid package in order to make college more affordable.
According to U.S. News Education, here’s how to get colleges to show you the money.
As we’ve written in the past, the high cost of college has many people questioning whether attending is worth all of the debt and time that could be spent working and making money. With the rise of MOOCs and other forms of online education, some have argued that a formal college education is no longer […]
Do you want to graduate from the school of your dreams without going thousands of dollars into debt? Start your degree at a community college, urges one University of Rochester graduate student. In an article he wrote for his college newspaper and in the video above, grad student Peter Thayer recommends that college freshmen drop out and […]