Tag Archives: student loans

Student loan refis not for everyone

Kelly Dilworth

Refinancing your student loan could potentially save you a bundle on interest. But lenders’ requirements are so stringent that most borrowers are unlikely to qualify for the best deals.
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Tips for staving off student loan debt blues

Sienna Kossman

Carrying student loan debt can make you question your life choices, stay in more often on Friday nights and promote higher levels of ice cream consumption and now there’s data to prove it.
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Critics give proposal to lower student debt a failing grade

Bobbi Dempsey

In its attempts to hold colleges, universities and vocational schools more accountable for the student debt they generate, the U.S. Department of Education has so far pleased few. Its proposed gainful employment rule is suffering a Goldilocks syndrome in which the public complains it’s either too hot (goes too far) or too cold (not far enough). So far no one seems happy with the temperature as it stands.
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Student loans: pay more now, save later

Sienna Kossman

With my six-month, no-payment grace period coming to an end, I decided it was time to officially confirm my student loan debt repayment plan so I sat down and took a hard look at the numbers and found that paying more now is my best option.
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How I financed 2nd college degree, balancing work, study, family

Karen Haywood Queen

Heading back to college for a second degree presented a number of financial challenges I didn’t have the first go-round. I got through it by weighing all my options carefully, juggling numerous demands — and getting a little lucky.

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