Our guide to online resources for financial aids covers scholarships, grants, private student loans and federal student loans, along with expertise from scholarship guru Kristina Ellis.
Student loan servicers help you repay your federal and private student loans. Our guide provides you with the necessary contact information for Navient, Nelnet, Great Lakes, and AES, details their customer complaint record with the CFPB and answers several key questions about servicers in general.
Federal student loans and private student loans accomplish the same goal – to pay for college – but their interest rates, repayment plans and other features reveal distinct differences, pros and cons.
Second only to home mortgages, student loans represent the largest source of debt in the US. In this article, we’ll help you learn more about all your options.
The FAFSA is an intimidating application but, thankfully, it has become easier. Our guide helps you understand everything you need to know about the FAFSA and its influence on your student aid.
Subsidized and unsubsidized federal student loans differ in several key ways, including how long you can take out the loans, how much you can borrow and when you have to pay interest.
Second mortgages have become commonplace but few consumers know what they are and what they do. Our guide uses in-depth research and interviews with experts to bring you clarity and understanding.
Student loan refinancing companies like SoFi promise to give you a community-oriented, lender-focused place where you can get low interest rates and save money on the monthly payments you make. But our research shows that there’s a good chance you won’t be a candidate for low rates that save money.
Whenever your credit score goes up you have new opportunities for better rates on credit cards, auto loans and mortgages. If you can leverage your score wisely, you can save tens of thousands of dollars.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness is a federal program that forgives student loan balances after 10 years if your job can meet certain requirements and you can make 120 payments when those requirements are met.
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