If you’re going to grad school, you probably have student loan debt left over from your undergrad degree. Ignoring it could be costly thanks to accruing interest and capitalization effects. Deciding on a plan to tackle this debt before heading back to school will help you save in the long run.
So you’ve graduated from college or graduate school and – like the vast majority of students – borrowed money to get your degree. Now...
College is expensive, and grad school just means piling on even more debt. If you’re heading to grad school, you may be wondering how to reduce the overwhelming student loan debt. It starts with figuring out what to do with all those undergrad loans before taking on even more.
Every year, millions of Americans enroll in colleges and universities, and about two-thirds of students borrow money to do so. If you’re considering a student loan or are already in student debt, it’s crucial to be well-informed. Read on for a guide to student loans, repayment, and deferments.
Taking out federal student loans doesn’t require a co-signer. But it’s a different story for private loans. If your college student has maxed out their federal loan options and still needs more money, they may ask you to co-sign on one. But don’t sign on the dotted line without all the facts.
When it comes to debt, it’s easy to get in over your head. Like a snowball growing ever larger as it rolls down a hill, debts can quickly pile up into a mountain that’s beyond your ability to pay. One way to escape this situation is debt settlement. But it pays to know how it works first.
Back in the day, getting a personal loan meant schlepping to your local bank branch (or multiple banks, if you wanted to shop around), meeting...
The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act allows borrowers to use up to 40% of their loans’ proceeds for certain nonpayroll expenses without jeopardizing forgiveness eligibility provided they use the remainder for payroll expenses. But many borrowers still have questions. Get the answers here.
If you have an existing FHA mortgage, you may qualify for a special type of refinancing product known as an FHA streamline refinance. Though...
Student loan debt can be a huge burden on new graduates just starting out in their careers. Fortunately, there are programs to help with repayment, including forgiveness, cancellation, and loan repayment programs (LRPs) specific to your chosen career. See which ones you might qualify for here.
Not all borrowers are likely to benefit from student loan forgiveness. In fact, the majority aren’t. And there may even be some significant downsides to it. If you’re considering forgiveness as a way to manage your student loan debt, here’s what you need to know.
When it comes to avoiding immense amounts of student loan debt, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Here are some things you can do before you start college, during your college years, and after graduation to keep your debt burden as low as possible.