10% of Congress Members Have Student Loan Debt

Even though more than half of federal lawmakers are worth millions (Between 2013 and 2014, their combined net worth shot up 6.7%!), there’s one way many members of Congress are just like us: they owe tens of thousands in student loans.   See if you qualify by filling out the form below: [gravityform id=”1″ title=”false” […]

The Dark Side of For-Profit Colleges

Guaranteed acceptance.  Flexible learning.  A college degree.  These, perhaps, are some of the only promises that for-profit colleges ever keep. You’ve heard of these bad boys: the Art Institute, ITT Tech, and the University of Phoenix are some of the most notable culprits.  Recently, the Education Management Corporation, one of the largest operators of for-profit […]

REPAYE Made Simple

  Drowning in federal student loan debt? Don’t panic — you’re not doomed to spend the rest of your life slurping Ramen and sleeping in your parents’ basement while barely chipping away at your monthly payments… Thankfully, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has finally released the details of its latest income-driven repayment plan, the […]

Pay Off $42,000 of Student Debt in 6 Months

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Getting the Right Post-Graduation Repayment Strategy: Consolidating and Refinancing Student Loans

In order to achieve freedom from debt, it’s important to get the right post-graduation repayment strategy. Sometimes this involves loan consolidation or refinance. Knowing the pros and cons for each of these repayment strategies and making an educated decision about which route to take can be the difference between successfully managing the payments and going […]

Doing the Math on Student Loans

Brent Lindell and Ellie Kay are financial advisers who offer their advice and guidance on tackling student debt. The secret to managing student debt successfully boils down to doing the math before and after it is acquired. It’s becoming more and more common for college grads to stay at home longer and put off marriage […]

Florida Congressman Proposes Legislation for Student Debt Relief

November 15, 2015 National student loan debt in the U.S. has now surpassed the amount of credit card balances, car loans, and home equity debt totaling $1.3 trillion—a culmination of the 23 million student borrowers. The growing amount of student debt is causing increased concern and a push for Legislation for Student Debt Relief. There […]

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Programs Forgive Federal Direct Student Loans

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Obama Student Loan Forgiveness Programs

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION MAKING AN EFFORT TO REGULATE STUDENT LOANS Options are now available for private and federal student loans NEW TOOLS HAVE BEEN CREATED FOR FUTURE STUDENTS WHEREAS GREAT PLANS EXIST FOR CURRENT AND FORMER STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT Obama’s Fabled Student Loan Forgiveness The William D. Ford Direct Loan Program (also known as Obama Forgiveness […]

Sanford-Brown College is DONE

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ custom_padding=”0px|0px|0px|0px” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.63″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.63″] Sanford-Brown College is CLOSING its doors FOR GOOD Qualify Now For Loan Forgiveness Due To The ClosureAnother for-profit closes… Sanford-Brown College announced in early May of this year that it will close or sell all of its campuses. Sanford-Brown has been subject […]