Nelnet has over 40 years of making educational dreams possible, and U-fi brought that to private student loans and refinancing. Our new name reflects this.Read More of the article "U-fi From Nelnet: Putting Experience Behind the Name"
Ron Hancock is the Regional Director for U-fi From Nelnet and is an expert in many aspects of financial aid, student loans, and debt management. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Ron has worked in a number of areas of higher education finance, including positions in a college financial aid office, training and development for a state agency, and most recently as National Manager for Nelnet’s Partner Solutions team. Ron has spoken at numerous financial aid conferences all across the United States.
Ron's Recent Articles
College is expensive and many families need help paying for it. For financial consideration next year, the first step is filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We answer your common questions here.Read More of the article "Need Help Paying for College? We Have Tips for Filing the FAFSA"
With a little outside-the-box thinking, the task of paying back your student loans can seem just a little more manageable. Use these ideas to find ways to put your student loans in the rear view mirror sooner.Read More of the article "Unique Ways to Pay Back Your Student Loans"
What’s your student loan grace period for, and how can you make the most of it? We make it easier for you to understand and know what to do – and what not to do.Read More of the article "Understanding Your Student Loan Grace Period and How to Make the Most of It"
Read on for a quick recap on student loan interest rates – including what today’s students are carrying for an average student loan interest rate today; how those interest rates are set; and when refinancing makes sense.Read More of the article "How Interest Rates Affect Student Loans (and How You Can Use Them Wisely)"
Student loans have a language all their own. Test your knowledge to see how many of these key student loan terms you know.Read More of the article "A Guide to Important Student Loan Terms"
College students can reduce their chances of being victims of identity fraud by taking several careful and ongoing precautions to protect themselves, and their personally identifiable identification, from identity theft.Read More of the article "Useful Identity Theft Protection Tips"
There are many career paths that will set you up for financial success, but some of them require more time to earn a degree in order to get the job you want.Read More of the article "What Careers Give You The Most Bang For Your Buck"
Learn the difference between hard & soft credit inquiries on your credit report to understand the impact on your credit score.Read More of the article "Your Credit Report: Hard Inquiry vs. Soft Inquiry – What’s the Difference?"
Knowing when and which student loans to refinance can save you thousands of dollars, or cost you borrower benefits.Read More of the article "When to (and Not to) Refinance Student Loans"