For anyone thinking about getting a traditional or online degree, student loans have never been a bigger topic.  Just for the record, student loans had already nearly double since 2007 and were greater than credit card or auto loan debt before this happened. Now, with the U.S. Congress failing to take action to prevent interest rates… Read More


Student loans were created as financial aid to help those who might otherwise not be able to afford college to reach their educational goals. But what happens when the job market goes sour, everyone turns to college to fix their career problems at the same time, and they need student loans to make it happen?… Read More


When you discuss student funding for college, people toss around thoughts about scholarships and grants. But when the discussion turns to loans, someone brings up Stafford loans, and you nod your head and act like you know all about it. All the while you are thinking about how you have heard of them, don’t actually… Read More


We have spoken at length on our blog about Pell grants, which are available to anyone who has sufficient financial need and meets all other requirements. (To get your introduction to the world of financial aid and Pell grants, read our article Everything You Need to Know About College Grants.) But there are also other… Read More