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Here's some student loan terminology everyone should know.
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Student Loan Glossary: Terminology Every Borrower Should Know

The world of student loans can be incredibly confusing even for the savviest borrower. The terms of your loan are probably a bit intimidating. Additionally, the student loan terminology used to describe your loans–the actual words–feels a bit daunting. We made this simple student loan terminology guide to help you understand relevant terms when it …
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A Bankruptcy Lawyer Just Did a Reddit AMA About Student Loan Debt. His Responses are Terrifying

Today, Neil Sader, a Kansas City-based bankruptcy lawyer took to Reddit to do an Ask Me Anything (AMA) about bankruptcy and student loan debt. “Student loans are killing millennials and the middle class,” wrote Sader in his post title. In the thread, many current and former college students asked questions related to student loans and …
Filing the FAFSA can be difficult but the FAFSA matters a lot
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Why the FAFSA Matters For Your Student Loans

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is one of those documents that people treat like some kind of mystic, unknown entity. Few people really feel knowledgeable about the process of completing the FAFSA, how to go about completing it, or why it the FAFSA matters. Why does the FAFSA matter for student loans? …
You can save money refinancing student loans
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Consolidating Private and Federal Student Loans

Many college grads have student loan debt from multiple sources. Usually, the biggest chunk of debt is owed to the U.S. Department of Education in the form of Federal Direct subsidized and unsubsidized loans. But, many students also have private student loans from companies like Sallie Mae (now Navient), Discover, or a local bank or …
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5 Secrets to Saving Money on Your Student Loans

Student loans can be a huge burden for many graduates. Not only do they eat up a big chunk of your monthly income, but the fact that you’re stuck paying them back for 10+ years can make them feel never ending. That’s why at some point almost every borrower asks themselves the same question: How …
Stop! Avoid these red flags when you're refinancing your student loans.
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5 Red Flags to Avoid When Refinancing Your Student Loans

Refinancing your student loans can be a super smart move. It can save you a lot of hassle in having to deal with multiple payments, it can lower your monthly payments, and it can save you a ton of money over the life of your student loans. But, not all student loan refinance offers are …
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Student Loan Refinancing When You Have Bad Credit

One of the toughest situations to be in as a borrower with student loan debt is needing or wanting to refinance your loans to save money, but not having the credit you need to be approved for the terms of refinancing your loans. It can feel a lot like you’re trapped in an endless cycle–you can’t …