3 Great Ways to Celebrate Graduating From High School

3 Great Ways to Celebrate Graduating From High School

You’ve made it. Almost. Or you aren’t even close yet or way past it, in which case, why are you even reading a blog post…

How Many Students Loans Are Too Many Student Loans?

How Many Students Loans Are Too Many Student Loans?

Possibly the single biggest factor in deciding which college to attend is price. It doesn’t matter how small the classes are, or how many research…

How to Proceed When Financial Aid Solely Determines Your College Decision

How to Proceed When Financial Aid Solely Determines Your College Decision

As a high school senior, my college admissions experience was a bit more stressful than usual. Coming from a low-income family with a sibling already…

Federal vs. Private Student Loans: What’s the Difference?

Federal vs. Private Student Loans: What’s the Difference?

Student loans. Arguably two of the scariest words in the human language. Even the most prepared students can find themselves confused and bewildered when it…

What I’ve Learned From Dealing with Student Loans in College

What I’ve Learned From Dealing with Student Loans in College

If you’re like me, you may have had to take out a few loans in order to pursue your dream of going to college. When…

Op-Ed: Sweet Briar’s Closing and the Student Loans Bubble

Op-Ed: Sweet Briar’s Closing and the Student Loans Bubble

On March 4, Sweet Briar College announced that it would be closing permanently at the end of the 2014-15 academic year. The board of directors…

How to Talk about Financial Aid with Your Friends

How to Talk about Financial Aid with Your Friends

Let’s face it: talking about money with your friends is really, really weird. And if you’re like me, you didn’t really do it until college…

Facing Student Loans at 20 Years Old

Facing Student Loans at 20 Years Old

TL;DR: It was terrifying, but necessary. I’m not proud that I’ve been in college three years and have just started learning about my student loans….

Understanding Student Loan Forgiveness

Understanding Student Loan Forgiveness

My student loans terrify me. Every semester when I receive the email from my loan provider telling me how much debt I am in my…

What You Need to Know about Co-Signing Loans

What You Need to Know about Co-Signing Loans

When you’re seventeen or eighteen years old, it can be almost impossible to get approved for a loan all by yourself. Thus you need the…

All A-loan and On Your Own: The Art of Getting By Without Student Loans

All A-loan and On Your Own: The Art of Getting By Without Student Loans

Student loans. They are taken out with the intent of lessening the burden of students as they attend ridiculously expensive post-secondary programs. Founded on the…

Financial Aid 101

Financial Aid 101

Financial aid is an added form of torture that colleges and the government have added onto every college applicant and college student. Applying for financial…

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