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Federal Student Loan Interest Rate Guide

Everything you need to know about the federal student loan interest rate.


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Should You Rethink Your College Plans Because of COVID-19?

Some colleges may not open this year for in-person classes. Consider that when you contemplate your plans for the upcoming semester.


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New Bill Would Forgive Student Loans of Front-Line Medical Workers

One lawmaker is stepping up and advocating for healthcare workers.


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3 Lesser-Known Ways to Get Help Paying Off Your Student Loans

There are options beyond Public Service Loan Forgiveness.


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Before You Put Student Loans Into Forbearance, Consider This Option

Could a different solution help you save money?


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Do You Have Too Many Student Loans?

Borrowing for school can be smart -- but are you getting in over your head?


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Students Don't Want Parents Taking Out Loans on Their Behalf

Talk about being considerate.


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Homelessness Is Hitting College Students Hard

Many students have to choose between paying tuition and putting a roof over their heads.


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28% of Parents Made This Sacrifice to Put Their Kids Through College

Hint: It's a move that could result in pretty severe repercussions.


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Parents Are Sacrificing Retirement to Help Kids Avoid Student Debt

Although it's a noble gesture, this can end up being a terrible mistake.


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You Can Now Defer Your Federal Student Loans for Months -- but Should You?

Federal borrowers now get more leeway, but it doesn't always pay to take advantage of it.


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A Bankruptcy Judge Has Thrown Out a Borrower's Student Debt. That's a Big Deal.

Student loans rarely get discharged in bankruptcy, so this could set a pretty important precedent.


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Federal Relief and Stimulus Plans for Coronavirus

From stimulus checks to expanded unemployment benefits, there are lots of programs to help you stay financially sound.


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5 Things Americans Would Do if Their Student Debt Got Cancelled

Imagine no longer having to pay your student loans. What would that do for your life?


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Federal Student Loans Being Paused for 60 Days Due to Coronavirus

Federal student loan borrowers are getting some relief in the midst of the current crisis.


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Student Loan Borrowers Get Some Relief Amid Coronavirus Upheaval

But borrowers shouldn't celebrate just yet.


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6 Things You Probably Don't Know About Student Loans

The more you know, the better decisions you can make about student loans.


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How to Prepare Yourself for Taking Out Student Loans

You wouldn't enter a dance contest without practicing your routine. Why would you head off for college without preparing for your financial future?


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3 Things I Did to Minimize My Student Debt -- and Pay It Off Quickly

Here's how I managed to avoid a ton of loans for college.


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25 Ways to Save Money in College

Small savings add up. These 25 tips can help.