Student loan debt and the consequences of default

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After completing college, many Americans are left with protracted student loan debt. Due to financial difficulties, they may not be able to make their monthly student loan payments. Every...

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Weigh Borrower Parent PLUS, Private College Loan

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To fill a funding gap in her son’s college account, Lisa Bright was faced with a decision: get a federal Parent PLUS loan or apply for a loan from...

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Income-Based Repayment of Student Loans

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Finding a decent solution to paying off student loan debt is becoming almost as difficult for college graduates as finding a decent job. The federal government defaults every student...

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Another challenge in retirement? Student loans

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In a few years, Seraphina Galante will be 80. And she’ll still be paying off her student loans. For a long time, she didn’t tell anyone about her situation....

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How Your Student Loans Could Change in 2019

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Unless you’re lucky enough to come from a well-off family or gifted enough to earn a full-ride scholarship, taking student loans was a necessity for you to afford your...

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Student Loan Forgiveness Program Rejects 99% Of Applicants

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Here’s a shocking statistic: 99% of people who applied for public service loan forgiveness have been rejected. Here’s what you need to know and what to do about it....

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Full loan relief rare for students at for-profit colleges

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The Trump administration is granting only partial loan forgiveness to the vast majority of students approved for help because of fraud by for-profit colleges, according to preliminary Education Department...

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How Student Loans Affect Your Credit Score

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We’ve all heard the daunting numbers: The United States now holds $1.2 trillion in collective student loan debt, and this year’s college graduates are leaving school with an average...

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List of Loan Forgiveness Programs

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How To Get Your Student Loans Forgiven: Three Paths There are three ways to have student loans forgiven and none of them are easily attainable. The first is based...

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