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What you need to know about student loans for college

The fall semester of college is just around the corner and applying for student loans may be on your to-do list. But in the flurry of filing paperwork are you thinking about how the student loan repayment will affect you in … Continue reading

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Federal Stafford Loan interest rate increase: Who it affects

This week there was some bad news for college students hoping to get a subsidized federal student loan, called a Stafford Loan, to help pay for college. Congress has allowed the interest rate for subsidized loans to double from 3.4% … Continue reading

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College student debt on the rise: Tips on how to prevent disaster

Not to further terrify those of us already dreading the college debt that’s waiting to greet us upon graduation, but according to a study released this week, college student debt is on the rise and the job market for recent … Continue reading

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Rising cost of college: How to overcome student loans and income inequality

Most of us were more worried about getting into our college of choice than we were about paying for that education. But the cost of college has risen dramatically in recent years. According to the National Center of Education Statistics, … Continue reading

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Federal student loan repayment plans: Get in the know with what you’ll owe!

Whether you’re an entering freshman or a first-year grad student, being in the know with what your federal student loan debt looks like is a good way to stay ahead of the game for when the time comes to begin … Continue reading

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Poll: Stafford loan interest rate increase, students consider cheaper education alternatives

Unless Congress acts quickly to stop it from doubling, the federal subsidized Stafford loan interest rate is scheduled to revert back to 6.8 percent on July 1 from the current 3.4 percent, affecting millions of students across America. Effects on … Continue reading

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Student loan debit cards: Are they really worth the reward for college graduates?

As your college graduation date draws ever nearer, you may be trying to figure out how to make payments on your student loans. You may have heard of online checking accounts that offer a rewards program, but what if you … Continue reading

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Student loan debt crisis: What does it mean to college students?

If you’re still in school, chances are you haven’t given much thought about how much student loan debt you’re carrying. If you’re nearing the end of your program though, you’ve probably had nightmares about how you’ll make payments while trying … Continue reading

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