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9 Ways to Pay Off Your Student Loans Faster

Nov 30, 2015 3:00:00 PM

If you want to be student debt free, you are not alone. Take a quick look through social media, and you'll find hundreds of students talking about their student loan payments. Despite what you often see in the news, however, payments are manageable for most students. But if you want your student debt to go away completely (and fast!), it is going to take a little bit of sacrifice and a lot of diligence.

Follow these 9 tips to help yourself pay off your student loans faster.

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Topics: Financial Education for Students, Student Loan Repayment

Financial Aid 101: Types of Aid

Nov 24, 2015 11:46:00 AM

Wondering how you can pay for a college education for you or your child? You know that a college education will pay off in greater financial earnings and career choices. However, cost of tuition, fees, living expenses, books, and transportation increases every year. Students and their families sometimes find navigating the the college financial aid process confusing. What types of aid are available?

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Topics: College Financial Aid

5 Reasons to Refinance Student Loans

Nov 21, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Student loan refinancing is a hot topic in the news these days. Legislators are making proposals to bring refinancing in at the Department of Education, and a day doesn't go by without some big headline about soaring student debt levels. But is refinancing a good idea for everyone? That is a definitive no. So when does it make sense to do? Here are 5 reasons you may want to consider refinancing your student loans. 

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Topics: Student Loan Repayment, refinancing

Visiting Colleges in Rhode Island

Nov 18, 2015 11:10:19 AM

Your student is ready to embark on a new journey: the college application process. What you should do as a parent is really important, especially during the early stages. So, before you jump in and drive to a school, follow these steps to make the application process a little more special.

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Topics: College Planning

The Best Strategy for Selecting Colleges

Nov 3, 2015 2:44:00 PM

The process of choosing a college can be difficult for many families – and for good reason. Committing to four or more years of schooling, the financial cost, and the affect such schooling has on the student's future career – it is no wonder families devote so much time and effort to deciding on what school is the right school.

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Topics: College Planning