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A Video Walkthrough of the 2019-20 FAFSA

Posted on November 6th, 2018

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.

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Tips On Paying Off Student Debt While Saving For Retirement

Posted on May 17th, 2017

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.

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What you need to know before taking out student loans

Posted on May 5th, 2016

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.

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How to be a successful college student

Posted on October 2nd, 2015

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.

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How to graduate college with a job you love & less debt

Posted on August 20th, 2015

"We are essentially paying $1 every single minute we are on campus. If you’re going to invest that kind of money into your education, you want to make sure you’re getting a return on your investment." -- Jullien Gordon

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 […]

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Tax millionaires, not students, says Sen. Warren

Posted on March 7th, 2014

"This is real money that says America invests in those who get an education." -- Sen. Warren (D-MA)

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 […]

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The wrong reason to go to college

Posted on February 26th, 2014

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.

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10 ways to get colleges to show you the money

Posted on January 7th, 2014

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.

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Is college worth the cost?

Posted on January 5th, 2014

"In a world where about half of humans live on less than $2.50 a day, the opportunity to learn and study in a formal, dedicated way is still a gift, even if it has become a very expensive one." -- John Green

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 […]

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Grad tells students to drop out, go to community college

Posted on December 11th, 2013

"At the freshman and sophomore level of classes, the quality of education per dollar at a community college is superior to any other institution. After two years, work hard, and you can get into your dream university while saving $40k. Your transcript will look the same at the end of four years, I promise." -- Peter Thayer

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 […]

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