Student Loans

Many new college grads enter their 20s with a significant amount of student loans. Learn how the different types of student loans work, how to pay them off, and the alternatives to traditional student loans.
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What Every Student Should Know About Paying for College
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Why Is College So Expensive?
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How Do Student Loans Show Up on Your Credit Report?
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The Student Loan Debt Crisis Has Reached Epic Proportions
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How to Apply for Student Loans as FAFSA Independent Student
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Dropping out of College Could Cost Students in More Ways Than One.
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Here’s How the Extended Student Loan Repayment Option Works
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10 Sides Jobs That Pay Quick Cash
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Are Your Student Loan Rates Average—Or Are You Paying Too Much?
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5 Benefits of Paying Off Student Loans Early
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Private Student Loans: An Option for Borrowing After Government Loans
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How to Get Student Loans If You Have Bad Credit
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Should You Hire a College Coach for Your Student?
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Is Living on or Off-Campus Better?
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What Is Automatic Student Loan Disaster Forbearance?
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Student Loan Forbearance Explained: What It Is and When To Use It
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Student Loan Debt Stats in the U.S. (Some Might Surprise You)
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How Many Colleges Should You Apply To? Here’s the Answer
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What Is a Master Promissory Note?
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Student Loans Could Help or Hurt Your Credit—It All Depends On You
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Having Student Debt Doesn’t Have To Be a Marriage Deal Breaker
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Everything You Need to Know About Direct PLUS Loans
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What Is a For-Profit College?
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Confused About Student Loan Interest? Here’s How It Works
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The Best Ways to Send Your College Student Money
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Need Student Loans? Start With Federal Loans
5 Things You Don't Need to Buy for College – and 5 Things You Do
Learn if it's better to graduate faster with more debt or slower with less debt.
Should I Borrow More to Finish College or Work and Stay Debt-Free?
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Before You Borrow, Learn More About These Federal Student Loans.
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Check the College Scorecard to See How Your Tuition Dollars Spent
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Should You Co-Sign for Student Loans?
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What Are Federal Student Loans?
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How to Decide Between Federal vs. Private Student Loans
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Jobs in the College Planning Industry
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Why You Shouldn’t Refinance Federal Student Loans During COVID-19
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Everything You Need to Know About Parent PLUS Loans
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What Is a Student Loan Cash-out Refinance?
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How to Use the PAYE Repayment Plan to Lower Student Loan Payments
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Visiting Colleges in Summer Can Make a Big Difference
What to Do If You Can't Pay Your Student Loans
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How To Apply for Public Service Loan Forgiveness
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What Is Navient?
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What Is a Student Loan Servicer?
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How To Get Loan Forgiveness With an Income-Driven Repayment Plan
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How to Calculate Income for an Income-Driven Repayment Plan
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How a Graduated Student Loan Repayment Might Work for You
Jobless New Grads: What to Do When Student Loans Come Due
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When Do I Need to Start Making Federal Student Loan Payments Again?
A college student looks over her interest-rate options.
Fixed- or Variable-Rate: Which Should You Choose in a Recession?
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What Is Great Lakes Student Loans?
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What Is Sallie Mae?
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What Is Nelnet?
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What Is American Education Services (AES)?
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What Is Student Loan Deferment?
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REPAYE vs. PAYE: Which Student Loan Repayment Plan Is Better?
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How to Get Your Student Loans Forgiven
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What Happens to Your Student Loans When You Die?
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What Is Conduent (ACS) Education?
A grad student considers using student loans to finish school.
4 Ways Your Student Loans Are Ruining Your Future Finances
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