10 Reasons Why You Should Attend This Year's College Fair

10 Reasons Why You Should Attend This Year's College Fair

 

Responsible Borrowing is the Key

Is the PLUS Loan really a plus?

As parents begin to consider how best to support their son or daughter in their pursuit of a college education, consider the ...

New Student Loan Rates Now Available at RISLA for 2022-2023

What’s New at RISLA?  Take a Look!

Our look - that's what’s new. It was time for a logo makeover.

7 Reasons Juniors Should be College Planning  NOW!

College is a big investment and you want to make the right decision.  Be well informed and prepared for when you have to ...

PSATs and SATs Are Going Digital

 

The Next Big Thing:  Employer Student Loan Repayment Assistance

You’ve attended college, completed an internship or two, updated your resume and now you are on a job search to enter the ...

FAFSA Verification? Do I Need To Do That?

The simple answer is, only if you are asked to.

Winter Break To Do List for High School Seniors

FINALLY,  winter break is here!  Just a reminder that in between exchanging holiday gifts, trying out a new video game or ...

What You Need to Know About your Federal Loan Servicer, Now! and Why!

Change is on the horizon for many borrowers in repayment on their federal student loans.  Here are some helpful tips to help ...

What’s New with PSLF? Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Student loan forgiveness has certainly had no shortage of attention in the news given the pandemic and several legislative ...

FAFSA and Financial Aid Myths

 

What do Student Loan Repayment and the Jeopardy Game Have in Common?

 

What to Consider When Considering a Parent Loan to Help Fund Education Expenses

Parents have choices when it comes to borrowing for college. Outlined below are details for you to consider when researching ...

6 Ways to Get Your Tuition Bill Paid

Many students and families cannot write out just one check in order to pay the tuition bill in full for each college ...

RISLA’s 2021/2022 Student Loans Rates Now Available!

The “new normal”.  Hopefully the new normal includes seeing many more students, safely back on campus, enjoying the higher ...

Why Volunteering Matters

People choose to volunteer for a multitude of reasons. For some, it gives them a chance to give back to the community or ...

College Courses Future Employers Will Love

For new grads, employment hinges on just a few variables. What type of work experience do you have and what have you learned ...

How to Appeal Your Financial Aid Award

The good news is in! Your child received his or her acceptance letter(s).  Next, what you were waiting for - the college ...

Scholarship Searches - Do's & Don'ts

 

Work-Study: What It Is and Isn't

 

Filing the FAFSA - It's really not that hard

 

Being Your Own Boss and the Importance of Self-Discipline in College

Gone are the days when your parents told you when it was time to wake up, do your homework, clean your room, or do your ...

Filing FAFSA when divorced or having special circumstances

Understanding the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may seem like a challenge at first. Once you add the ...

7 Steps on How to Apply for Financial Aid for College

Follow this simple step-by-step process to make sure you qualify for as much college financial aid as possible.

How to Prepare for FAFSA Completion

FAFSA season is here, and getting an early start is the best plan of action.

Common Application Tips & Reminders

Don’t let the thought of completing your college applications stress you out. Think about it as an opportunity to write ...

How Has Admission Criteria Changed Since the Pandemic?

The answer is, it hasn't really changed much at all. Except that since the pandemic, the trend of schools making SAT and ACT ...

RISLA Ranked in Top 3 Student Loan Lenders in 2020 by Forbes Advisor

At RISLA, we have some exciting news to share with our community. Last week, Forbes Advisor ranked RISLA in the Top 3 of the ...

Comparing Student Loan Options - Wisely

If you are in need of a loan for college, it is important that you understand how to compare your options in order to get ...

How Tuition Payment Plans Can Reduce Borrowing Need

If you’re headed back to school in the fall or are already enrolled at a college or university, it’s time to start thinking ...

What You Need to Know Before You Borrow for College

Remember to limit the amount you borrow! For every dollar you borrow, you will have to pay back more than that dollar with ...

Low Student Loan Rates Now Available for 2020/2021

Moving Onward and Upward for the 20/21 Academic Year What a year 2020 has been to date with so many changes and unknowns now ...

Advice From Admissions

For our fourth and final week of “Inquiring Minds  - What Students Want to Know”, we wanted to share that we know everyone ...

How will the SAT & ACT cancellations affect admissions requirements?

Week 3 of “What Inquiring Student Minds Want to Know” is for those preparing for acceptance in 2021.   

Admissions Deadlines and Deposits Flexibility

Welcome back to week two of “Inquiring Minds - What Students Want to Know"

What Incoming College Freshmen Students Want to Know

Welcome to our new short series:  Inquiring Student Minds Want to Know.  We have reached out to several of the schools we ...

7 Ways to be More Efficient Learning from Home

A few weeks ago, a lot of students began to attend school online because of the coronavirus. This is a big change that has ...

A Smart Scholarship Search Strategy for RI Students

Didn’t get as much merit or financial aid as you were hoping for and want to decrease the out of pocket expense coming due ...

Does Paying Your Loans While in School Make Sense?

Sounds like a crazy theory, right? I bet your thinking “If I had the money, I wouldn’t have needed a loan!” Well, let’s ...

Adjusting to a New Semester

There’s nothing better than vacation, right? Hopefully your winter break was restful and you are recharged and ready to get ...

Can Refinancing Your Student Loans Save You Money?

Yes, refinancing student loans can save you money.  “Can” being the operative word.  Several factors can make refinancing ...

College Planning Tips for January

As winter vacation and the holidays come to an end, it is time to get back on track when it comes to college planning. ...

Holiday Break To Do List

Not the traditional list of shopping, wrapping gifts, baking traditional treats and preparations for winter break get-a-way. ...

Financial Aid 101 - The Highlights

'Tis the season to talk financial aid and the experts from our College Planning Center have been talking about financial aid ...

EFC: How Much Will You be Expected to Pay for College?

EFC is the acronym for Expected Family Contribution, which answers the question, how much will college cost my family? This ...

FAFSA Help is Here

The RISLA College Planning Center will once again be hosting FAFSA Completion Events across the state of Rhode Island to ...

CSS Profile - What is that and why do I need to know about it?

In simplest terms, the CSS Profile form is an additional requirement for many private schools when applying for financial ...

8 Need to Know FAFSA Facts

It's time to start applying for financial aid for college. Which means, FAFSA season is here and can be overwhelming to ...

Filing the FAFSA Application

FAFSA, FAFSA, FAFSA! If you are applying to college next year, you have likely heard way too much of this acronym. The ...

Introducing RISLA's Knowledge for College Scholarships

Did you know that nationally unused grant and aid money averages $________ per year? (Answer at end of post) A. Over $1 ...

Kickoff to College Season: Let's Get Started!

Applications, Essays, Financial Aid, OH MY! How do you get started, you ask? The RISLA College Planning Center, a free ...

Kickoff to College: 10th Annual College Fair

Great event for High School Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores, & their parents College Fairs are a great place to kick start ...

5 Reasons to Refinance Student Loans

Student loan refinancing is a hot topic in the news these days. Legislators are making proposals to bring refinancing in at ...

How to Start Building Credit in High School

The credit conundrum when starting out: You need good credit to borrow You need to have borrowed to establish a credit ...

5 Reasons Why Your Child is Saying "NO" to College Tours

Excuses, excuses. Preparing for college is a time-consuming task. Evidenced by the many online and other forms of checklists ...

Historically Low Student Loan Rates for 2019/2020

How low did we go? RISLA dramatically reduced its already low rates for the coming academic year, for example the standard ...

Internship Scams

Ahh, the internet – the best friend, and worst enemy, of every job-seeker. A world of information at your fingertips, and an ...

Top 10 Interview Mistakes

The most exciting and terrifying moment of your career can be the call back for an interview. Interviews of any nature can ...

The CPC is Now Offering Career Planning Services

At our annual school counselor breakfast on March 7th, the Director of the College Planning Center, Stacy Crooks, announced ...

How to stay organized while interning

Being a college student can feel a little overwhelming. Classes, homework, exams, extracurricular activities, and a ...

3 Myths About Internships

One thing we love about internship programs is that it is beneficial for both the employer and the intern! An employer gets ...

It's #FAFSAszn

To increase the completion rate of critical college financial aid forms, particularly from high school seniors in ...

Notice to Those Affected by the Government Shutdown

The Rhode Island Student Loan Authority (RISLA) announced today that it has suspended repayment of college loans for federal ...

Does Working While in College Hurt Grades?

Research conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that students who work less than twenty hours per week have a ...

5 Problems with your personal brand

Even the most savvy job-hunters are likely to make some mistakes as they start to build and manage their personal brands. ...

Student loan repayment: How to prepare

It happens to all of us who borrowed for college: notifications from lenders that your student loan payments will soon be ...

Federal Student Aid Rundown - What you can get by filing the FAFSA

Many college-bound students and their families have fallen for the dangerous myth: "I won't qualify for aid so I'm not going ...

Creating your FSA ID

Don't leave free money on the table!! October 1 has come and gone, which means it's time to fill out the FAFSA for the ...

RI College Planning Resource Rundown

Approximately 20 million students choose to attend a post-secondary institution every year.  Many students and their ...

News Release: The FAFSA is live! Be sure to fill it out!

Filing the FAFSA can qualify Rhode Islanders for financial aid for college; Free assistance is available to help families ...

NCAA & College Athletics

Have you been playing sports for as long as you can remember? Has it been your dream to play sports in college? Collegiate ...

Should I send schools my SAT scores?

Test optional.  Test Flexible. Test Blind.  Over the past few years, many colleges have made changes in how your ...

Announcing 2018 FAFSA Completion Events

The RISLA College Planning Center will once again be hosting FAFSA Completion Events across the state of Rhode Island to ...

Fun Facts: Roger Williams University

College Kickoff week is over, but we still have some fun facts to share about Rhode Island's colleges and universities to ...

Can you take out student loans for living expenses?

The cost of college tuition, fees, room, and board can put a financial strain on pretty much any family budget. But college ...

Income-Driven Repayment: Pros & Cons

If you are a cash-strapped graduate or parent, you can see the obvious temptation of getting on an income-driven repayment ...

Fun Facts: URI

It's College Kickoff week and we will be highlighting some fun facts about many of Rhode Island's colleges and universities ...

Fun Facts: Salve

It's College Kickoff week and we will be highlighting some fun facts about many of Rhode Island's colleges and universities ...

Fun Facts: Providence College

It's College Kickoff week and we will be highlighting some fun facts about many of Rhode Island's colleges and universities ...

Fun Facts: Bryant University

This month we will be highlighting some fun facts about many of Rhode Island's colleges and universities this week to help ...

Fun Facts: RISD

It's College Kickoff week and we will be highlighting some fun facts about many of Rhode Island's colleges and universities ...

Fun Facts: Johnson & Wales University

As part of College Kickoff week, we are taking some time to recognize several of Rhode Island's great institutions of higher ...

Announcing Kickoff to College Week

The RISLA College Planning Center will be hosting events all week to promote college planning and financial aid awareness

How to Stretch Your Dollar During College

There’s no better time to learn how to skimp and save than when you are in college! Chances are, you’re on a tight budget. ...

Is a College Fair Worth Your Time?

Students should be open-minded as they start their college searches and learn as much as possible about all types of ...

Should you refinance your PLUS Loans?

Today's low interest rates provide opportunity for many PLUS loan borrowers to reduce their rate and save thousands on ...

15 Ways To Avoid Internship Burnout

When you are a productive employee, feelings of accomplishment can bring serious satisfaction. Meeting all the deadlines, ...

9th Annual College Fair at McCoy Stadium

For years, the RISLA College Planning Center has teamed up with the Pawtucket Red Sox to host one of the largest college ...

Top 10 Interview Mistakes to Avoid

The most exciting and terrifying moment of your career can be the call back for an interview. Interviews of any nature can ...

Student Loans: How to Pick Your Lender

There are so many decisions to make during the college planning process; it's easy to get overwhelmed. By the time you need ...

10 Best Things to Pack for College

Not too long ago, I was getting ready to head off to college and I remember struggling with what to pack and what to leave ...

College Planning Tips for August

August is considered the "kick-off" month for applying to colleges because the Common Application is released the first of ...

New Tool Will Help Families Navigate the College Process

RISLA is excited to be part of a new online tool to help families plan and pay for college. The tool — ...

Common Student Loan Myths

Students and parents beware. What you hear about student loans - from friends, family, or even the media - isn't always ...

Student Loan Refinancing FAQ

We get tons of questions on a regular basis regarding student loan refinancing. If you have questions, we have answers! If ...

Dorm Room Design on a Budget

As we get further into the summer, it's time to start thinking about moving into college. For some, it might only be a month ...

Live Like You're in College, Even After You Graduate

It might not sound appealing to live on a college budget, even after you have graduated. But if you want to repay your ...

College Planning Tips for July

Summertime is finally here and the beach is most definitely calling your name, but it doesn't mean that you should slack off ...

What to do if You're Denied on Your Refinancing Loan

Refinancing can be a great way to save money and combine your student loans into one easy to manage monthly payment. ...

Fixed vs variable: Why your student loan rate type matters

All too often, when students and parents are searching for the best deal for their student loans, they focus on finding the ...

How to compare student loan options

If you are in need of a loan for college, it is important that you understand how to compare your options in order to get ...

College Planning: Amaze Admissions with an Exceptional Art Portfolio

Are you wondering, "What the heck is a portfolio?" or "OMG! Here's another thing I have to add to my to-do list!"? Let me ...

College Planning Tips for June

Summer is right around the corner and you are probably itching to get out of the classroom to sit back, relax, and soak up ...

Career Planning: Dress for Success - Business Casual vs. Professional

If you are serious about landing a job, you need to dress the part. The way you present yourself is someone's very first ...

College Planning Tips for May

It may seem that this school year has taken forever but, you'll be basking in the sun before you know it. Just because ...

Career Planning: Knock Your Interview Out of the Park [Infographic]

"Always remember that interviewing is a two-way street. As much as the company is trying to learn about you, you are trying ...

Announcing 2018/19 RISLA Loan Rates

RISLA is excited to announce that it has lowered interest rates for the 2018/19 academic year and has launched a new, ...

How to Overcome College Decision Analysis Paralysis

Are you suffering from college enrollment decision analysis paralysis? Analysis paralysis is referred to as the over ...

Career Planning: Your Resume and Business Card

Crafting a good resume is an art form. Think of your resume as a snapshot of your entire professional and academic ...

Summer Internships in RI: Why You Should Find One

Internships are a way for young professionals to develop the skills that they learned in the classroom and then apply them ...

College Planning Tips for April

Mother nature thought that our April showers meant snow here in RI, but that won't get in the way of us helping you plan for ...

Adulting: Personal Finance for College Students [Infographic]

The one thing I wish I learned in both high school and college is how to manage my finances responsibly! I was never taught ...

Career Planning: Get Rid of the Fluff [Infographic]

There are a handful of words that drive recruiters crazy when reading resumes and we hope you're not using them. Get a ...

New Adulting Guide!

Ten months, countless hours, and a thousand edits later... we have finally released our new Adulting Guide! Adulting is ...

Career Planning: Creating a Professional Brand

Your “brand” exists whether you manage it or not. As the cumulative footprint of all of your web activity, your reputation, ...

Critical Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

Whether you’re new to interviewing or a seasoned pro looking for a career transition, there’s one consistently tricky ...

The Best College Planning Advice from High School Guidance Counselors

If you are a high school student - or parent of one - college is likely on your mind. We regularly give advice about best ...

College Planning Tips for March

Spring is only three weeks away and you can finally take a deep breath as you are almost halfway done with the semester! ...

Northern RI College Planning Center Moving to New Location

We are excited to announce that effective March 5, 2018, the RISLA College Planning Center currently located at the Boys ...

Saving for Education is Simplified in 2018

By Invite Education The recent tax bill expands 529 savings plans to include expenses for elementary and secondary ...

Career Planning: Resume Taboos to be Broken

A number that consistently blows students’ minds is the fact that they only have six seconds to grab a recruiter’s ...

Student Loan Repayment Strategies [Infographic]

Paying off your student loan debt can be a daunting task. Are you stressed about how you're going to make your monthly ...

Filing Your FAFSA [Video]

Need some help filing your FAFSA? This video, created by the Office of Governor Gina M. Raimondo, features three RISLA ...

College Planning: Resumes for High School Students

Resumes aren't only for those searching for a job. Resumes can be useful for high school students prepping for a college ...

College Planning Tips for February

February is here and we can't help but wonder how we are already here. One month into the new year. If you are like most of ...

Student Loan Refinancing: How to Pick Your Lender

You've decided student loan refinancing is the right course of action for you. Maybe you are sick of your high interest ...

College Financial Aid: Gift Aid vs Self Help Aid

For the longest time, I thought the phrase "never LOOK a gift-horse in the mouth," was "never LICK a gift-horse in the ...

Families Can Receive Free Help Applying for Financial Aid

The RISLA College Planning Center is happy to announce that in addition to its two permanent locations in Warwick and ...

Career Planning: Getting Your First Job [Infographic]

Preparing yourself to enter the work force is no easy task, which is why we've created this handy infographic with tips that ...

10 Job Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

As your job or internship interview approaches, you may begin to feel an abundance of emotions ranging from excitement to ...

4 Reasons Why Applying for Local Scholarships Is Worth It

Local scholarships are one of the best ways to hack away at your tuition bill. Why you ask? Because it's free money that ...

Reducing your monthly expenses by refinancing: a good idea?

In life, nothing is guaranteed. Oftentimes things change, and your student loan payments may just be one of those things. ...

RISLA's Top 10 Blogs of 2017

This year alone we published over 90 blogs, but these 10 blogs really stuck out. We've covered almost everything college ...

Money tips for College Graduates: Pay Yourself First

As a new college grad, saving any money may seem like a far-off pipe-dream. We are here to tell you that saving is possible ...

College Planning: Choosing High School Courses Wisely

Deciding to go to college is a big decision and deciding where to go is an even bigger task! But before you start thinking ...

Winter Budget Bites... Meals for College Students

Ahh... Winter. The best time of year to use the slow cooker, eat soups, and make comfort foods that remind you of home! ...

College Life: Should I Be an RA?

College students tend to be busy people and becoming an RA is like taking on a "full-time" position. But if you want to be a ...

College Planning Timeline for Juniors [Infographic]

As a high school junior (or the parent of one!), you probably have a lot going on: schoolwork, sports and possibly even a ...

College Internships: How to Keep Your Interns Busy

An intern is a tricky animal. Not quite an employee, interns are part benefit and part major responsibility for the ...

College Planning Tips for December

The holidays are quickly approaching which means it won't be long before it's time to hit the slopes and make snow angels. ...

College Essay Tips: How to Blow Away Admissions Officers

An undoubtedly important part your entire college application packet is the essay. This component is integral to many ...

SAT vs ACT: Which Should I Take?

The SAT and ACT are standardized tests that allow colleges to compare you to other students. In some cases, schools are ...

Need-based financial aid vs Merit-based aid

If your child is heading to college next fall, you've likely spent some time pondering/worrying about how you are going to ...

How to Handle FAFSA Corrections

Applying for college financial aid often seems like a daunting process with too many forms to fill out and too many ...

Stress Busters for College Students

You wouldn't be in college if you didn't feel the pressure during finals week, especially if this is your first time around ...

How to pay for college with no money

Your child has made a big commitment by choosing to go to college. Likewise, you are putting a large commitment in your ...

3 Easy Ways to Improve Your College Internship Program Today

While internships are indeed a pipeline for fresh talent and new faces around the office, college internship programs (like ...

College Internships: Should I do an Internship Abroad?

Are you considering studying abroad during your college years, or working in internation business after graduation? If so, ...

SAT vs ACT. Which scores should I send to colleges?

Did you take the SAT or ACT? Maybe you took both tests because you weren't sure which one was the right one for you or the ...

College Life: How to Stay Motivated Throughout the Semester

You started off your semester strong by getting to class ten minutes early and finishing projects weeks ahead of time. Now ...

5 Common Sense Tips for Budget Conscious College Students

Have you ever checked your bank statement and saw that you spent $60 on Uber, $150 going out to eat and $75 on your new fall ...

College Planning Tips for November

Ahhhh, November: the aroma of sizzling turkey and tart taste of cranberries; the crunching of fall leaves underfoot on a ...

Refinancing vs. Consolidation: What's the Difference?

If you have graduated from college and you have student loans, you are not alone. Studies show that about 70% of college ...

Applying for Financial Aid is Well Worth the Effort!

One of the biggest mistakes college bound students and their families make is that they don't apply for financial aid ...

Bristol Location of College Planning Center Closing

We regret to announce that the branch of the College Planning Center located at 576 Metacom Ave in Bristol, RI will be ...

Are we relying too much on tech for college planning?

After I graduated from college, I decided it was time to leave New England and explore. I moved to Atlanta, a city I had ...

Preparing for a College Interview

Are you preparing for a college interview or are you on the fence about setting up a college interview? College interviews ...

Why college internships are beneficial to all students [Infographic]

If you are thinking of forgoing a college internship before you graduate, you may want to think again. Internships ...

7 Tips for Writing a College Essay

Oh... the dreaded college essay. You may be thinking, "what in the world am I going to write about?" or "I can't mess this ...

Managing your money like an adult [Infographic]

You've recently graduated from college. Congratulations! Over the past four years, you have grown into an adult, and now you ...

College Planning Tips for October

Fall is here and so are corn mazes, pumpkin spiced lattes and apple flavored desserts. Don't get too caught up in all of the ...

Types of College Admission

School is back in session and whether you are getting ready to take your SATs/ACTs, edit down your college essay, or are in ...

Fall Budget Bites... Meals for College Students

If you're a college student or recent college grad and feel like you don't have a lot of money for food - or any dinner ...

Avoiding the Sophomore Slump - How to Thrive in College

Feeling confused about your place in the world? Unsure of what you should study? Wavering between following your passions or ...

Colleges in Rhode Island: What's Your Best Match?

Rhode Island is the smallest state in the US but is the home to 11 great options for higher education. Whether you want a ...

College Fairs in RI: 8th Annual College Fair

It's a home run! Once again, the College Planning Center of Rhode Island has teamed up with the PawSox to host one of the ...

Preparing a College Budget

Budgeting for college isn't always easy. Creating a plan isn't really the hard part. There are just a couple of simple steps ...

Notice to Hurricane Harvey Victims

If you are a resident of Texas or Louisiana, we recognize you and your family may have been seriously affected by Hurricane ...

College Planning Timeline for Seniors [Infographic]

As a high school senior (or the parent of one!), you probably have a lot on your plate: schoolwork, sports and possibly even ...

College Planning Tips for September

Back to school and back to reality! September means it's time for high school seniors to get down to business. There is a ...

The Lowdown on Student Loan Refinancing [Infographic]

If you are sick of juggling multiple student loan bills, think you are paying too much on interest, want to fix the rate on ...

Tips on avoiding identity theft

Identity theft, sometimes called identity fraud, is extremely serious. Yet, reports say it happens to Americans every two ...

Why you should work on building your credit in college

Setting off for college gives you a fresh start and renewed energy. You'll have the opportunity to get involved in a new ...

Preparing for senior year of high school

You've probably heard stories of high school seniors slacking off after college admissions applications have been submitted. ...

Who Should Write My Letter of Recommendation?

College and university admissions committees are looking for evidence that students can make the grade, so to speak, and ...

When and Where to Find College Fairs in Rhode Island

If you’re looking for colleges in Rhode Island pr elsewhere, college fairs are excellent ways to gather information on many ...

12 Tips to Help You Survive Your Freshman Year of College

Ah, college...there is nothing quite like the excitement of going out on your own to a place with endless possibilities for ...

Still have an outstanding tuition balance? What to do and not to do

Your tuition deadline has passed, but you still have a balance due on your account at your college. What do you do? We are ...

Rhode Island Promise at CCRI

Starting this fall, all 2017 Rhode Island high school graduates and GED recipients are eligible to pursue a tuition-free ...

Enjoying the Last Weeks of RI Summer Before College

College applications are complete, college decisions are made, you've hopefully figured out a plan for paying tuition, and ...

Dorm Room Design: The Best Chairs to Pack

Back in 2012, we wrote our first blog on dorm room design and it has turned out to be one of our most read blogs ever. We ...

How can you improve your college internship experience?

Sometimes when an intern and employer connect, it's fate. The communication is great; you learn from each other each day; ...

College Internships: Differences Between Unpaid and Paid

During your college internship search, it’s important to understand the differences between a paid and unpaid opportunity. ...

How to Be a Good Roommate [Infographic]

Are you a roommate or do you have a roommate? Have you ever had to share your personal living space before? Before heading ...

Making the Most of College Campus Visits

The college selection process can be a little (a lot!) overwhelming. Narrowing down thousands of schools into a list of 4-8 ...

Career advice for millennials

Here’s the most important thing for you to know about your career: you can decide exactly how it will look.

Dorm Room Design: Winning Bedding Pairs

Part of being comfortable in your new home at college (yes, we are talking about that cramped dorm room you'll be sharing ...

Career planning & college choice

It happens all at once. One day you’re a high school student responsible for attendance, homework, and practice, and the ...

How to ask for a raise and what to do with your extra cash

First, a word of warning: the vast majority of employees believe that they deserve a raise. We all want more money!

What is the right college major for you?

It’s the most oft-discussed variable in the life of a college student, so it’s best to get right to it – what’s your major?

Designing the perfect dorm room on a budget

You’re going to be spending a lot of time in your dorm room, so it needs to feel like home! The problem with that is that ...

Credit: What Really Does and (Doesn’t) Matter

Your credit history can impact whether you’re approved to open credit card accounts in your name, or if you can secure ...

College loans for parents: FAQ

We’ve compiled a list of the questions we most often receive about parent loans for college. If you don’t see your question ...

How your future career should affect your college borrowing

Let’s start by comparing higher education philosophies through the decades.

Student loan smack down! How to conquer your student debt

The US student loan "crisis" is the result of soaring tuition, increased demand for professionals, and the collective ...

Internship Summit at State House

Providence, RI (May 1, 2017) – Employers and students gathered today at the State House in recognition of the important role ...

Selecting the right school is vitally important for your future

If you're starting to feel the pressure of the college selection process, you're hardly alone. For students everywhere, the ...

Education loans you want to avoid

We spend a lot of time talking to potential borrowers about student loans, and we think it’s important to talk about the ...