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Education loans you want to avoid

Apr 24, 2017 6:16:00 AM

We spend a lot of time talking to potential borrowers about student loans, and we think it’s important to talk about the pitfalls and risks along with the benefits. With that in mind, here are the student loans that you’ll want to avoid.

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Topics: Borrowing for College

Things to know before you borrow [Infographic]

Apr 20, 2017 1:28:27 PM

Are you looking to apply for a student loan? You're not alone. Student loans are a big part of paying for college and many students (and their parents!) have them. So, you want to know what types of loans are available, what questions to ask before you borrow, and the steps you need to take to apply for a loan? Well, you came to the right place! We've compiled an infographic (see below) with important details you need to know to educate yourself on student loans before you borrow.

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Topics: Borrowing for College

Repairing Your Credit to Refinance Student Loans

Apr 14, 2017 10:16:00 AM

“Credit” is a magic word. It determines your borrowing capacity, which is going to then determine a lot of material factors in your life – where you live, the car you drive – even the cellphone you carry! Of equal importance, your credit score will determine your ability to refinance your student loans. Refinancing can be an extremely valuable tool, so if your credit is less than stellar, it may be time to take a look at repair.

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Topics: refinancing

FAQ on Student Borrowing

Apr 10, 2017 11:04:00 AM

We get asked lots of questions about student loans every day. We’re here to help, and we love questions! So to save you some trouble, we’ve compiled this list of the most Frequently Asked Questions from student loan borrowers.

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Topics: Borrowing for College

Scholarship Myths - Busted! [Infographic]

Apr 6, 2017 12:55:42 PM

While "shopping" for a college, the sticker price can be quite overwhelming. And unfortunately the trend shows that tuition and fees keep rising higher than the year previously. But on a positive note, there is a pattern in the net price that students are paying. There has been significant increases in grant aid (including scholarships), which allows students to attend college for less than what the college lists on their website. 

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Topics: Scholarships for High School Students

What you need to know about financial aid [Infographic]

Apr 1, 2017 7:04:00 AM

If you are heading to college, listen up. Financial aid can prevent you from paying a big part of that big price tag, and knowing what the process entails will make applying a little less painful! So, you want to know if you qualify, what types of aid are available, and how to apply to receive aid? Well, you came to the right place! We've compiled an infographic (see below) with all the important information you need to know regarding financial aid.

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Topics: College Financial Aid, Financial Aid Award Letters