Paying for Education
- 4 Tips When Taking Out a Student Loan
Given the high cost of college, getting a loan can be the deciding factor in whether a student can attend school and where he or she will go. In fact, a majority of college students graduate with at least some student loan debt, and the average debt in 2017 was nearly $30,000.
- College Costs (and How to Lower Them)
College tuition can be very expensive, but when you’re budgeting for higher education don’t forget to include the many other costs you’ll be facing. Here’s a rundown of some of the most significant expenses to keep in mind:
- How financial aid is determined
Whether or not you think you'll qualify for any type of financial aid, unless you have enough saved to fully fund the entire cost without the need for loans, it's a good idea to know how financial aid packages are determined. Here's what you need to know.
- Repaying Student Loans: What You Need to Know
Many students are happy to sign the loan documents that will enable them to get a college education, but when it comes time to pay off that loan, they may find themselves with a lot of questions. Here are a few ways to get a better handle on the repayment process.
- Saving for College
- Should I refinance my student loans?
- What's a 529 savings plan?
- What's the difference between federal and private loans?