Ever taken out or refinanced your student loans? You probably know the interest rate of your loan, and may have seen the letters APR on your statement. (APR stands for Annual Percentage Rate.) Understanding the…Read More of the article "Understanding Student Loan Interest Rates and APRs"
Spring break is a time that college students look forward to all winter. It’s your chance to escape the rigors of the classroom and relax on a warm beach or other exciting destination. Although spring…Read More of the article "Have a Great Spring Break Without Breaking the Bank"
You’ve probably heard the term cosigner. But, do you know what it means, how it can help you, or what qualities make a good one? If you find your federal funds aren’t enough to cover…Read More of the article "Is a Loan Cosigner Right for You? Navigating the Benefits of a Cosigner"
Financial aid is awarded in many forms, and as a student, it is important to know all of your options before deciding which awards to accept. You’ll want to compare the aid and calculate the…Read More of the article "Understanding Your Financial Aid Award Letter"
Your credit score is a three-digit number that can determine a lot. Credit scores are calculated using a number of factors. These include on-time payments, number of credit cards you have and their balances, and…Read More of the article "Why Good Credit is Crucial"
Recent surveys and studies suggest that many young adults lack basic money management skills. Too often, students enter college at a loss for managing their personal finances. College may be the first opportunity you have to…Read More of the article "Learning to Budget for a Brighter Future"
Throughout the college admissions process, you’ll encounter several important checkpoints. Selecting schools, applying for admission and receiving college acceptances are all critical. But, your decision often comes down to the question, “How will I pay…Read More of the article "5 Facts Students Should Know about Financial Aid"
While preparing for college, one of the most important considerations is how to pay for it. All students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) because it is used to determine students’ potential eligibility…Read More of the article "I Submitted My FAFSA – Is the Expected Family Contribution What I Have to Pay for College?"
Considering paying off your student loan debt with your tax return or just a lump sum of money? There can be more to larger payments than meets the eye. Follow these steps to learn how…Read More of the article "How to Use Your Tax Return Effectively to Reduce Student Loan Payments"
College is expensive and many families need help paying for it. For financial aid consideration next year, the first step is filing the 2016-17 Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the application…Read More of the article "Need Help Paying for College? Apply Now by Filing the 2016-17 FAFSA"