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Google Is the Latest Company to Offer Student Loan Repayment Benefits

By Bill Fay | November 3, 2020

If the biggest employee benefit you receive is when your company bothers to fill the toilet paper rolls in the employee bathroom, you might not want to read this: Google…

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Paying Down Student Loans Before the COVID Suspension Is Lifted

By Bill Fay | October 28, 2020

If you are paying on a federal student loan, you probably already know that the government CARES Act has provided benefits that suspends payment and interest requirements through December 31.…

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Trump vs. Biden: How Their Plans for Student Loan Debt Compare

By Bill Fay | October 16, 2020

Americans with student loan debt have a $1.6 trillion question on their minds: What would President Trump or a President Biden do about all that money these 45 million borrowers…

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How Can I Refinance My Student Loans?

By Bents Dulcio | April 6, 2020

The constant drop in interest rates has allowed student loans to join mortgage and automobile loans in the marketplace for refinancing. The Fed’s moves threw open the door for student…

There are two paths of relief for those having trouble making payments on their federal student loans: Deferment and forbearance

Forbearance and Deferment

By Cecillia Barr | March 26, 2020

  There always has been two paths of relief for those having trouble making payments on their federal student loans: Deferment and forbearance. Then, the coronavirus came slashing through the U.S. economy…

There are many different types of loans to help you fund your education.

Types of Student Loans

By Cecillia Barr | October 1, 2019

  Though there are two major sources of student loans — federal and private – the federal side dominates the action, both in amount of money available and loan repayment…

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Complaints Abound for New Student Loan Ombudsman

By Bill Fay | September 4, 2019

A drowning person wants somebody to throw them a life preserver. People drowning in student debt might have just been thrown a bowling ball. The government’s new student loan watchdog is…

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President Trump Signs Order to Erase Student Loan Debt for Disabled Veterans

By Bents Dulcio | August 28, 2019

Lawmakers, economists and activist all have made headlines debating solutions to the $1.6 trillion student debt crisis burdening the lives of 44 million Americans. Some plans go as far as…

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Should You Consolidate Federal Student Loans?

By Max Fay | August 19, 2019

A college education doesn’t come cheap, as 44 million Americans can attest. Collectively, they have borrowed $1.5 trillion to score a diploma and paying it back hasn’t been easy. About…

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Millennial Dilemma: Pay off Student Loans or Invest and Save

By Bents Dulcio | August 16, 2019

When you graduate from college with a costly, new diploma, instinct tells you to latch on to the first decent job offer an employer throws your way, and then whittle…