At RISLA, we have some exciting news to share with our community. Last week, Forbes Advisor ranked RISLA in the Top 3 of the Best Private Student Loan Lenders for 2020.
Aug 20, 2020 11:32:00 AM
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Topics: Borrowing for College
Jul 9, 2020 1:35:00 PM
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 about how you might pay for the upcoming semester. Do scholarships and grants alone cover your tuition? Or do you need to borrow money for college to fill in the financial gap? One option that is almost always available is a payment plan. This could be a good option for you and your family.
Jun 11, 2020 11:30:00 AM
Remember to limit the amount you borrow! For every dollar you borrow, you will have to pay back more than that dollar with interest.
May 29, 2020 1:14:15 PM
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 a part of our daily lives due to the coronavirus pandemic. But one thing that hasn’t changed is needing options to help pay for college.
Mar 25, 2020 11:01:57 AM
Nov 26, 2018 1:20:00 PM
Research conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that students who work less than twenty hours per week have a higher GPA than non-working students. Due to the rising costs of college and declining affordability, working while in college is necessary for many students as they use this income to support themselves financially while being away from home. The more students earn while in college, the less they will have to borrow to pay for school and working while in school also helps students learn to keep themselves organized, manage their time, and understand how to prioritize.
Sep 13, 2018 4:43:00 PM
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. We all know the stress that comes with such restriction, so we’ve put together this handy list of ways to penny-pinch.
Aug 14, 2018 2:44:33 PM
There are so many decisions to make during the college planning process; it's easy to get overwhelmed. By the time you need to finance your own or your child's education, you may have reached decision fatigue. All too often, decision fatigue leads to inaction, analysis paralysis, or a hastily-made choice - none of which are likely to result in the best of outcomes.
Choosing your student loan lender is a big deal. This is an organization you are likely to work with over the next 5 - 20 years of your life. Conventional wisdom may inspire you to simply compare rates, choose the lowest, and get the whole process over with quickly. Or maybe you just plan to go to your bank to keep all of your finances in one place. But there can be some major differences in the rates, fees, level of service, and benefits student loan providers offer, so doing a more thorough comparison is a wise move.
Don't be one of the many borrowers filled with regret about their choice of lender. We've put together the below guide to help you select a student loan provider that you'll be happy with. It may take a little bit more of your time, but it will be well worth your effort in the long run.
Jun 21, 2018 11:51:00 AM
All too often, when students and parents are searching for the best deal for their student loans, they focus on finding the lowest rate, but forget to consider the rate type. Later, when they are in repayment, they are often shocked when their monthly payments change. This is why it is critical that you don't only look at your student loan interest rate, but also pay attention to the type of rate that you are being offered.
Topics: Borrowing for College