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A Borrower’s Guide to Student Loan Certification
After successfully securing a student loan, one crucial step must be completed before your funds can be disbursed: the student […]
Does FAFSA Cover Summer Classes?
Taking summer classes is an excellent way to knock out core course requirements and graduate on time (or even early!). […]
How to Get a Scholarship
When you’re planning your college budget, applying for scholarships can help make school more affordable. The good news is […]
How Soon Can You Refinance a Student Loan?
Depending on the type of student loans you have and when you took them out, your loans could have high-interest […]
Can I Convert Private Student Loans to Federal Loans?
Private loans can be useful tools to pay for college, but they typically lack the borrower protections and benefits that […]
6 Medical School Scholarships and Grants for Women
According to a report from the Education Data Initiative, the average total cost of medical school in the U.S. was […]
Should You Go Back to School? 7 Things to Consider
College isn’t just for fresh-faced teens. According to the Lumina Foundation, 37% of college students are 25 and older. Many […]
Is There A Statute of Limitations on Student Loans?
If you have student loans and are worried about being able to pay them, you may be wondering, what is […]
Student Loan Refinancing with Bad Credit
Refinancing student loans involves replacing existing loans with new ones. Ideally, the new loan will decrease your monthly payments by […]
How to Get More Financial Aid
It’s no secret that college is expensive. In fact, the average cost of a college education has been on the […]
Why Should You File FAFSA As Early As Possible
Although it may seem intimidating at first, the process of completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is […]
Should You Refinance Student Loans Now?
If you have federal student loans, you’ve likely been taking advantage of the federal loan payment freeze. Since 2020, payments […]