Student Loan Blog

  • Statute of Limitations?

    December 5th, 2016 | Money Management download (13)

    As you consider taking out student loans, you’re most likely very excited to start your education and move forward in life. But before signing anything, it’s extremely important to understand what you’re taking on, including what will happen if, at some point, you aren’t able to keep up with your loan payments. Each type of […] […]

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  • Dealing with the Stress of Student Loans

    December 1st, 2016 | Loans images (3)

    People interested in attending college are faced with many big decisions, including what field to study, where to attend college, and if you’ll live on or off campus. One of the most important decisions students must make is evaluating if a college degree a worthwhile financial investment, and if so, how you will pay for […] […]

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  • Planning to Pay for Your Child’s College

    November 21st, 2016 | Money Management download (6)

    College can be an expensive investment, but most people agree that it’s a price worth paying. After you’ve financed your own education, you may struggle to pay off your student loan debt. Fortunately, there are many Payment Plans available to help you. If you’re now a parent, it may be very important to you that […] […]

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  • The Dark Side of PLUS Loans

    November 10th, 2016 | Money Management images (2)

    It’s no secret that pursuing a college degree can be an expensive endeavor. Most parents are thrilled and proud that their child will be able to benefit professionally and personally from their higher education, and many parents decide to take out PLUS loans to help cover their child’s expenses. But what happens when these payments […] […]

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  • Student Loan Counseling

    October 1st, 2016 | Money Management download (9)

    Starting your college career as an incoming freshman is full of excitement and first experiences: new classes, new campus, new friends, and new goals. Along with all these firsts may be your first “master promissory note” detailing all of the terms and conditions of your federal student loans. Before signing this document and receiving your […] […]

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  • Does Your Loan Balance Matter?

    September 12th, 2016 | News images

    It can be shocking to see news reports that the average student loan balance has increased from $18,550 in 2003 to $28,950 in 2013, with some students even owing more than $100,000. The cost of tuition has also increased significantly, as has the number of students who choose to take out loans to attend “for-profit” […] […]

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  • Employer Student Loan Assistance

    August 9th, 2016 | News download (3)

    Once you graduate college, the new job of searching for career employment begins. When first starting out, you may not make much money and may not even be in your desired field, but over time, your career will advance, and higher level employment comes with not only higher pay, but some excellent benefits. Many employers […] […]

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  • Increasing Your Student Loan Payments

    July 15th, 2016 | Money Management download (2)

    The statistics about student loans can be alarming: nearly 43 million Americans owe close to $1.3 trillion in student loans, with the average graduate owing $37,172. The total for individuals who decide to go on to law or medical school can be over $100,000. The current delinquency rate on student loans is 11.6%, and the […] […]

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  • Should I Refinance or Consolidate my Student Loans?

    June 7th, 2016 | Money Management download (1)

    Taking out loans to pay for your education seems to be inevitable for most students. Fortunately, there are many types of loans and repayment plans available, which gives you options for affordable payments. Still, about one of every six consumers with student loan debt are either in default or haven’t made a student loan payment […] […]

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  • Buying a Home with Student Loan Debt

    May 15th, 2016 | News download (14)

    You’ve probably heard that many people with student loan debt are forced to delay many of the goals they’d like to accomplish or next steps they’d like to take. Some people need to put off starting a family or purchasing a home, and surveys show this is often due to the burden of student loan […] […]

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