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student loans

Calculating The Cost Of College Loans

For many families, taking a loan is the only way to make up for the deficit in funds after exhausting all other sources for free financial aid and scholarships. While taking a loan does help bridge that gap between the total fees and your available funds, it is important to understand how much you will …
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scholarship search & applications

How to Recognize The Signs Of Scholarship Scams!

Did you ever give scholarship scams a second thought? Would you ever imagine that they even existed? For most students and their parents, getting scammed while exploring scholarship opportunities is unthinkable. That is, until they get scammed themselves. Getting scammed while looking for funding to realize your education dreams can be a crushing blow. The …
Should you take AP or IB classes in high school?
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Which is Better: AP or IB Classes in High School?

As you continue through high school, if your grades are strong, you might have the opportunity to enter advanced classes. Two options include International Baccalaureates (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP). But which is the better option of the two? AP vs IB – What Are They?  First, before we can dive into which is better, …
Our student loan glossary will help you understand student loan terms
student loans

Student Loan Glossary

As you look into the different student loans available, you are likely to come across a slew of words you’ve never heard before. One loan may talk about obtaining a co-signor. Another may include options regarding amortization and capitalized interest. Yet another mentions that you can contact the bursar for further information. Not knowing what …

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