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A Guide to the Complex World of Student Loans

Student loans are a great way to help pay for college, but some loans offer better deals than others. Make sure you understand the conditions of a loan before you borrow.   Know How Much You Need Student loans are intended to help you with the expenses of college. This includes tuition, books, supplies, transportation, […]

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4 Ways a Military Career Can Reduce Your College Costs

Careers in the military offer a unique opportunity for advancing academically. Military members are able to take advantage of tuition assistance and similar to alleviate the financial burden of getting an education. Read on to learn four important ways starting a military career can reduce college costs. The Military Provides Tuition Assistance Members of the […]

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Student Loans – What Happens After You Graduate?

With so much advice being given to college students about how to raise the funding they need for their education, the fact that this money has to be repaid often gets overlooked. It’s never too early to start thinking about what will happen after you get your hard-earned degree. Of course, you will be busy […]

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The Best Guide to Ph.D. Student Loans

The first thing you need to understand what a Ph.D. is. Now, a lot of people are confused about whether there’s a difference between a Ph.D. and a doctorate and, for the most part, it’s the same thing. You see, a doctorate is an umbrella term, enveloping (amongst other things) a doctorate, as well. So, […]

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7 Writing Tips to Help You Get A Grant For School

College costs have doubled since the 1980s, making student financial aid even more valuable and necessary. One of the best types of aid we can get is a grant for school, which can help lessen college costs significantly. Best of all, it typically doesn’t have to be paid back. However, we’re not the only ones […]

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Expect the Unexpected: 9 Ways to Raise Emergency Cash Fast

As a student, you’re probably already living on a pretty tight budget — especially if you work part-time or survive off of student loans. It can be quite stressful trying to earn a living while maintaining excellent grades to make your education pay off. So when the inevitable and unfortunate situation happens, you need to […]

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Student Loan Debt: What You Need to Know

When you think of debt, credit cards and personal loans are probably the first things that come to mind. You would be surprised to know that, besides mortgages, one other type of debt beats those two: student loan debt. Student loan debt is crippling Americans. In the United States alone, college graduates carry $1.5 trillion […]