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Personal Loans for Students

By Sarah Brady | September 1, 2023

Navigating student loan options can feel more complicated than calculus homework. You need enough money to cover tuition, books, meals and maybe even housing for several years. But financial aid…

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When Do Student Loan Payments Resume Again?

By Bents Dulcio | June 22, 2023

The Biden and Trump administrations issued eight extensions on a forbearance program, but Congress passed a bill ensuring there will be no more pauses on student loan repayment, so borrowers…

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Update on Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

By Bents Dulcio | October 25, 2022

The Supreme Court ruled June 29 that President Joe Biden did not have the authority to erase hundreds of billions of dollars in student loan debt, effectively ending the Biden…

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Should You Use Annuity Cash to Pay Off Student Loans?

By Alanna Ritchie | May 14, 2021

Student loan debt won’t disappear on its own. Loan servicers with a court order can actually take money from your paycheck if you don’t make payments or fail to ask…

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Dangers of Using Student Loans to Buy a Car

By Max Fay | May 13, 2021

When the federal government handed out the first student loans in 1958, the message was simple: This money is to be used for education purposes, meaning tuition, books, fees, supplies…

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College Graduates Should Budget (And Save!) Right Away

By Bill Fay | May 13, 2021

When Ryan Dwyer received his undergraduate history degree from the University of South Florida in 2016, he felt a sense of accomplishment. His hard work had paid off with society’s…

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College Students Could Learn More About Credit Scores

By Bill Fay | May 13, 2021

If you have children going off to college this year, and don’t already have an exaggerated list of study requirements mapped out for them, it’s wise to suggest they learn…

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Dining Costs Eating up College Students’ Budget

By Bill Fay | May 12, 2021

As the cost of college skyrockets, students are searching for ways to cut expenses. A good place to look is on their dinner plates. Food expenses can wreck a budget…

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Are Dorms Cheaper than Apartments?

By Pat McManamon | May 12, 2021

Room-and-board is a major expense for a college student. Thus, the debate rages about a fundamental question: Do I save money living on- or off-campus? The answer: It depends. On…

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10 Financial Tips for College Students

By Bill Fay | May 12, 2021

Now that you’re in college, it’s likely that you are in charge of your own financial affairs more so than when you lived at home and functioned mostly as part…