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How To Financially Prepare for College

With tuition, housing, books, and more, there’s no denying it—college is expensive, and you’ll have to find a way to pay for it. If you’re preparing to transition from high school to a new, exciting college career, these tips on how to financially prepare for college will help you offset the costs. Start Budgeting Before […]

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5 FAFSA Filing Tips to Maximize Your Financial Aid in College

The cost of college tuition is already expensive, and it’s steadily rising. This financial obstacle keeps thousands of students from being able to continue their education. There are many scholarships and grants available to help students combat the expenses of college. To get most of these scholarships and grants, the first step is to fill […]

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6 Tips for Paying Off Your Student Loan Debt

Today, Americans’ collective student loan debt amounts to more than $1.6 trillion – a number that’s spiked 106%. As a college graduate, it can feel stressful to even think about what you owe to lenders. That said, you can manage. You won’t become debt-free overnight, but it’s possible to build a plan that tackles your […]

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How College Students Can Handle Financial Emergencies

With the pandemic, remote classes and unemployment currently rampant, it can be hard to feel financially secure. This is especially true if you are a college student who has to focus on saving for tuition and expenses. As a college student on a fixed income, a single emergency could wreak havoc on your finances if […]

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How to Find Financial Aid to Get Your Degree in Tech

With the technology industry growing at a steep pace, the demand for tech professionals grows with it. However, tech career paths are generally expensive, and not many people have the means to pay for it. For this reason, many students choose to gain financial aid. Financial aid allows students to go for the career they […]

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3 Key Tips for Paying off Student Loans..Fast!

There are no real downsides to getting a degree. Well, other than the crippling debt, of course. That part can be a bit stressful. You don’t have to let your debt control you, though. Student debt is manageable, no matter what type of budget you’re on. Here are three tips on paying off student loans […]

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3 Ways To Go to College for Free

Higher education often comes with a higher price tag than many students can afford. Annual tuition and fees can range from around $3000 for a community college to over $30 thousand for a four-year private college. While great achievements are possible with or without higher education, most sources agree that a college degree improves your […]

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The Smartest Way to Refinance Your Student Loan

Over the last 30 years tuition fees for students have continually risen, with today over 1.6 trillion student loan debt in America. You may have been slogging through payments for several years or you are just beginning to repay your student debt, you’re probably wondering – ‘Am I going about this the right way?’. If […]