Private Student Loan Interest Rates

Private student loan interest rates are looking very appealing these days, especially given the fact that some of the  interest rates can be much lower than what you will find from the Federal Government and the repayment terms are becoming much more competitive.  Interest rates are essentially a fee that anyone is charged for borrowing money.  Interest […]

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Scholarship Essay Tips

Scholarship essay’s are often one of the biggest ways for you to differentiate yourself from the other applicants as it allows the selection committee the really know who you are, and how you can best represent the scholarship they are giving away.  The trouble is, many times it’s hard to even get started.   We […]

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What are Private Student Loans

What are Private Student Loans? Private student loans are pretty much exactly what the name states, Private loans for students that lenders offer in an attempt to help students fill any gaps in their education expenses.  These educational gaps can vary from a very small amount to help out with just that last bit of tuition […]

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Federal Loans vs Private Student Loans

Private vs Federal Loan Comparison Chart There are a number of differences between Private Student Loans and Federal Loans and we have provided a side-by-side comparison in the chart below: Federal Student Loans Private Student Loans Repayment Options Repayment will begin after you have graduated, withdrawn from school or change your enrollment status below half-time […]

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Scholarships? Where do I even get started…

What’s The First Step? They say the hardest step is the first one, but not when it comes to scholarships.  Truth be told, taking this first step is simply looking at yourself in a different light and creating your own “personal inventory”.  We all have many identifying factors about us that make us unique just for being […]

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What are scholarships?

So, what are Scholarships and why are many current and prospective students mislead?  Scholarships are a very beneficial piece in the Financial Aid package that do not have to be paid back…to anyone!  Scholarships can be offered for a few hundred bucks, or they can cover your entire tuition as all scholarships aim to do […]

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Responsible Borrowing

Responsible borrowing is often overlooked and because of this there is a lot of news floating around about student loan horror stories after graduating and realizing that their monthly payments are out of control. However, truth be told there are many responsible borrowing best practices that many students miss out on as they are following […]

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Federal Grants

Simply applying for Financial Aid by completing the FAFSA automatically puts you in a situation to receive at least 1 of the 4 grants issued by the federal government.  These specific Grants do not have to be repaid and require virtually no extra work from you as the student as they are need based and the information […]

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What is Financial Aid?

One of the most asked question when going back to school is,  “What is financial aid?”.  One of the biggest misconceptions about College Financial Aid is that funds borrowed from the Federal Government do not have to be paid back.  This is only partially true as Federal Financial Aid is made up of four types […]

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3 Easy Steps to Choosing a School

When comparing schools it can be very daunting and often hard to even start! Given the fact that 70% of all college students will change their major at least once, keeping the end in mind will not only save you time, it will also save you money…especially as an adult learner. With that said, the first […]

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