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A Quick Guide to Recertifying Income-Based Repayments

All federal student loan borrowers have access to income-based repayment plans. These plans can help lower your monthly repayments if you can’t afford the current repayment amount. To stay on the plan, it’s important to renew your plan every year. This is known as recertifying your income-based repayment.  Why You Need To Recertify Income-Driven Repayments …
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State Grants for Michigan Students

Michigan students can find a number of Michigan college grants, programs, and more on their state’s website! We cover just a few of the many awards below, plus give you resources where you can find additional information on programs you may be eligible for. Michigan State Grants 1. MI Future Educator Fellowship For future teachers, …
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State Grants for Massachusetts Students

Massachusetts students and residents can take advantage of a number of scholarships, grants, and other financial aid programs to make it easier to afford college. We review some of them below, plus give you some links to find other opportunities available to students in the MA state! Massachusetts State Grants 1. Christian A. Herter Memorial …
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State Grants for Maryland Students

Live or planning to go to school in Maryland? The state has a few different programs and grants available for its students! Here are some Maryland college grants you may want to consider applying to, plus additional information on financial aid programs in the state. Maryland College Grants 1. Guaranteed Access (GA) Grant The Guaranteed …
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16 Best On Campus Jobs

If you were accepted for a federal work-study program as part of your financial aid or are looking to make money between courses, you may be curious about what type of jobs are available to you on campus. Each college is different when it comes to what they offer, but it’s entirely possible to apply …
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How to Stop Student Loan Tax Garnishment

Maybe you’re in the application planning stage or the waiting-to-hear stage or you’ve been accepted to college! (Congratulations!) Now the big question is: How are you going to pay for it?  In any situation when you want to buy something, you have to pay for it. Going to college certainly is no different. You have …
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Q&A: What If Your Parents Refuse to Help with the FAFSA?

If you are under the age of 24, in almost all cases, you need your parents to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). However, some students have situations that prevent them from having access to their parent’s financial information or the parents refuse to hand over the information for one reason or …
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Which Student Loans Will Be Forgiven First? 3 Factors That Take Priority

Who qualifies for student loan forgiveness? What type of student loans will be forgiven? Which student loans will be forgiven first?  These are just some of the many questions that borrowers ask related to student loan forgiveness. It’s not surprising. Understanding how forgiveness works isn’t easy, with so many underlying conditions, requirements, and limitations related. However, …
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How Is Income Calculated For Student Loan Forgiveness

In case you’re wondering, yes, there are income limits for student loan forgiveness. There’s a reason for this. Imposing a student loan forgiveness income limit ensures that debt cancellation focuses on those who need it the most. The forgiveness program is designed so that only individuals and couples earning less than the specified limit qualify …