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    I am about to make my umpteenth trip to the grocery and am not happy about it. Having gathered my shopping essentials — wallet, car keys, cellphone, a list in illegible handwriting, reading glasses and a small chip on my shoulder — I hear a soft voice ask, “Grandma, can I go with you?”

      If you’ve been defrauded by a college and have been paying for it ever since—all while hoping for student loan forgiveness—you might feel like you’ve just won the lottery. On June 23, the Biden administration announced that it will cancel student loan debt for approximately 200,000 former students, to the tune of $6 billion. These […]

      If you have federal student loans, you may have received a notification that your loans are being transferred to a new loan servicer. Navient, one of the largest federal loan servicers, ended its federal contract in 2021. All of the federal loans it managed were transferred to Aidvantage, a division of Maximus Federal Services. The […]

      College students with financial need have access to various aid opportunities to help make higher education more attainable. One of these need-based financial aid programs is the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program. In the 2021-22 academic year, nearly $875 million in FSEOG grant funds were awarded to eligible students across 3,500 schools nationwide. […]

      To help their children earn their college degrees, more and more parents are taking out loans to cover their child’s education costs. In fact, a recent Sallie Mae study found that 21% of families with college students relied on parent student loans to pay for school. Federal parent PLUS loans are a popular option because […]

      If you’ve been shopping around for private student loans, you might have been prompted to prequalify with lenders you’re interested in. That’s generally good advice to follow, but it’s important to understand why. Here’s how student loan prequalification works and how it can help you score the best possible deal on your education debt. What […]

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