Got Into Yale? How to Pay for Your Ivy League Education Without Student Loans

Got Into Yale? How to Pay for Your Ivy League Education Without Student Loans

One of the amazing upsides of Yale is that they don’t look at students as if they had price tags attached. Former President of Yale Richard C. Levin said, “We want to attract the most promising students from all economic backgrounds to Yale.” This means that if you’re lucky enough to get into Yale, this means you’ll likely have less problems paying for it than you would a state school. And by…

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Student Loan Stories: A Senior Citizen Hard Hit by Residual College Debt and Struggling

Student Loan Stories: A Senior Citizen Hard Hit by Residual College Debt and Struggling

Today we take a look at one of the faces of dealing with student loan debt. This is not about someone in their 20s or 30s struggling with student loans, but a woman in her 70s. We’ll look at why she took on the student loans, why they’re still lingering decades later and the damage it’s doing to her finances now. Plus we’ll also take a look at how her situation may be getting better sooner in…

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Was Your Degree Worth It? New Study Shows Which Majors Deliver the Most Bang per Buck

Was Your Degree Worth It? New Study Shows Which Majors Deliver the Most Bang per Buck

Buried in a recently released report by the Federal Reserve titled Economic Well-Being of US Households is some interesting data on college majors. In particular, it considers whether grads feel like they got their money’s worth out of their college. Guess which majors student loan debtors said are worth the least? Read on and see.

Not happy with your major?

Federal Reserve study shows which majors offer best and worst ROI

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Flashback Friday: How to Reduce or Stop a Social Security Student Loan Garnishment

Flashback Friday: How to Reduce or Stop a Social Security Student Loan Garnishment

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How to stop garnishment of your social security.

When you hear about the student loan debt bubble and the trillion dollars of educational debt, you tend to think of recent college graduates and 20 and 30 something’s getting their careers started. But in fact, a great many student loan debtors are older Americans – many of them are even retired. And of the many that are retired and subsisting on…

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7 Critical Factors to Consider Before Pulling the Trigger on Refinancing Student Loans

7 Critical Factors to Consider Before Pulling the Trigger on Refinancing Student Loans

Refinancing your student loans can be a great way to get a better deal on your debt, lower your payments and reduce the number of payments you have to make each month. But it can also represent a significant risk if not done wisely. Refinancing student loans, particularly federal ones, strips away protections such as the ability to participate in Income Based Repaymentand Pay As You Earn and the…

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Flashback Friday: 6 Ways to Use Your iPhone to Earn Extra Cash for Student Loans

Flashback Friday: 6 Ways to Use Your iPhone to Earn Extra Cash for Student Loans

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Earn money with your iPhone.

If you’re not able to find full time work, are underemployed or just flat out not earning enough money to deal with your student loans, you may be looking for every opportunity to earn some extra cash. We wrote recently in Five Out of the Box Ideas to Pay Your Student Loans ASAPabout some unique ways to earn some extra dough to put toward your loans. Today we offer…

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6 Easy Ways to Build a Savings Account in College

6 Easy Ways to Build a Savings Account in College

Saving money in college is about a lot more than just cutting coupons for school supplies. Not only should you work on reducing your expenses, but you should also work on putting money away for the future. Whether this becomes a rainy day fund or the start to a down payment on a house, you will be happy you worked hard to save money.

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Here are six easy ways to build a savings account in college.

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PLUS Loan Salvation! Department of Education to Reverse Adverse Scrutiny on Parent Credit

Starting in 2011, scrutiny on parent’s credit when applying for PLUS loans intensified and saw tens of thousands of students hard hit when loans were denied.

6 Online Jobs Any College Student Can Do

6 Online Jobs Any College Student Can Do

Having trouble holding up a job and going to school at the same time? Perhaps you need a job with a little versatility. The internet offers a variety of professions that you can get into while in college, and you may even fin them to be rewarding after graduation. These are the kinds of jobs that you can do when you want, where you want, and still make enough money to pay your bills.

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Here are…

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