Strategies for Getting Approved for a Student Loan

May 18, 2016 3:37:02 PM

Even after loading up on need-based grants, pursuing  scholarships through the college and private organizations,  and taking advantage of federal direct subsidized & unsubsidized loans, a lot of students and their families find that they need a little help covering tuition costs for the academic year ahead.

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Best Practices: Assessing Your Student Loan Options

May 16, 2016 3:45:00 PM

If you are a parent of a soon-to-be college student, then you likely just paid a deposit for next year at your student's college of choice. It's exciting and stressful and you may be wondering how you are going to pay that tuition bill this fall. If you are like most families, you may have received some financial aid from the school after submitting a FAFSA. However, you are not alone if you are still left with a considerable bill to pay. 

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Topics: Borrowing for College

Colleges in RI: Brown, RISD, PC & JWU

May 10, 2016 8:56:45 AM

Rhode Island is a thriving state when it comes to both public and private higher education.

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Topics: College Planning

Four Things You Shouldn't Ignore About Student Loans

May 5, 2016 4:30:00 PM

A full seventy percent of students and their families pay for at least a portion of their college education with loans. You may have heard student loans being referred to as "good debt" because they provide a chance for a student to earn a degree and expand his career options. Student loans are often a necessary stepping stone to improving one's lot in life and increasing potential earnings.

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Topics: Borrowing for College

4 Tips to Getting a Job in RI After College

May 2, 2016 2:35:02 PM

Even with a tough job market, there's a bit of a silver lining for upperclassmen ramping up to graduation - employers actually love hiring people your age who tend to be more motivated, more open-minded, and more willing to pour that youthful energy into getting the job done.

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Topics: Jobs