It is no secret that student debt is on the rise. Not only are colleges charging more in tuition bucks, but many former students are also struggling to pay hefty monthly loan payments after graduating. According to a recent article on Bloomberg.com, Americans owe an astonishing $1.2 trillion in student-loan debt. With college degrees more… Read More


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


Many students have to rely on student loans to pay for college, whether they are federal loans such as Perkins or Stafford loans, or private loans through a company such as Wells Fargo or Discover. In some instances, more than one loan is required to pay for schooling, especially for parents who are paying for… Read More


Graduate degrees are many things, but they are not easy and cheap. Truly graduate school is not easy for most students-not easy to get into or easy to complete. It takes work, so much so that holding a job to help pay for it becomes tricky. To top that off, some graduate programs cost more… Read More


According to a Cornell University study, the plummeting value of homes is having an adverse affect on the number of students that are heading off to college. The head of the study, economist Michael Lovenheim, found that the steady decline of housing prices is reducing the overall wealth of parents, which is also prohibiting parents… Read More


It’s no secret that the dollar doesn’t go as far as it used to, which means luxuries must often go by the wayside. But what is considered a luxury? Prior to 2008 getting a college degree, for example, was as common for the middle class as going to high school. But now that the middle… Read More


It is the time of year when student loan and grant refunds are issued. Most students will receive refunds worth hundreds of dollars. Here are 10 suggestions on how to responsibly spend yours. Keep it in your college. Student refunds are automatically mailed out to the student. But you don’t have to have it this… Read More