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Should I Use Grants for College?

Scholarships are one of the most popular ways to pay for college. And easily the most well-known. But what about grants? One common question that revolves around financial aid and college tuition is “Should I use grants for college?” Of course, the follow up is: how to get grants for college. We cover just that …
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How Do I Prevent Student Loan Default?

You know what happens if you default on your student loans—your credit history takes a hit. This can have serious consequences on your future financial prospects. Lenders are reluctant to approve loans to defaulters and even if they do, they will charge you premium interest rates. This is not a scenario that anyone wants to …
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What Is Financial Awareness Counseling For Federal Student Loans?

Financial Awareness Counseling is a government service that helps students understand their loan commitments as borrowers. This is done through an online interactive tool called the FACT or Financial Awareness Counseling Tool. Generally, the aim is to help borrowers manage their finances better to prevent potential financial disasters. All students and families who have federal …