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Tips For Reducing Student Loan Debt

The thought of repaying their loan is one of the biggest stressors for most students. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to reduce student loan debt. Calculate the total cost of studying in any college Many students factor in only the tuition fees when calculating their college costs. This can be a huge …
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The Difference Between Loan Deferment and Forbearance

Some people use the two terms interchangeably, but that can lead to misconceptions because the two aren’t actually the same. Deferment To boil it down and really simplify it: deferment is delaying the repayment of a loan until after the student borrower graduates. While in school, they can focus on their studies. Students do not …
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How Much Should I Borrow in Student Loans for College?

Did a little chill slither down your spine when you read “student loans”? It can be an intimidating topic to many college-bound students and their families. There are a lot of questions and concerns (especially for first gen or firstborn students). One of the big questions is: just how much money should I take out …
Here are some frequently asked questions about federal student loans
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What Information is Needed to Apply for a Student Loan?

There are a lot of famous sayings and phrases about preparation. “Fortune favors the prepared” and “Failing to plan is planning to fail” chief among them. So, it always pays to be prepared. If you’re planning on taking out a student loan, be sure to do plenty of research, and go in with these bits …
What does it mean to defer your student loans and take a pause
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Student Loan Deferment: What Does It Mean?

Loans can be as diverse as the people who take them out. There are many options available that can affect interest rates, the amount you can take out, whether or not you need a co-signer, etc. It’s important to do your research and know your options before committing to anything. What it Means to Defer …
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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 …
Our student loan glossary will help you understand student loan terms
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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 …
How do you start looking for student loans
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How Do I Begin Looking for Student Loans?

Most students find that they need to utilize multiple funding sources to pay for their college tuition. Fortunately, there are several avenues you can explore when you are looking for student loans. Start by listing your personal savings and family contributions. While this may not be enough to cover the total cost of college tuition, …
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What Does “Co-Signing” a Loan Mean?

When applying for a student loan, many lenders ask students to have a co-signer for co-signing a loan. What is a co-signer? A co-signer shares the responsibility with the student to ensure timely repayments. Essentially, if the student who is taking out the loan can not—for whatever reason—repay, it’s up to the co-signer to do …