As student loan borrowers we now have the option to refinance our student loans to try to save money, or to lower our monthly bill, or to get away from raising interest rates from a variable rate loan, or to switch lenders – no matter the reason, we student loan borrowers now have options.
Here is what you should know about student loan refinancing.
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Financial Aid |
Raise your hand if you ever forgot or came close to forgetting something ------------ me too! For the most part, being semi-forgetful is okay but there some things you just cannot forget, like important dates and deadlines. In the realm of financial aid, dates and deadlines are vital, especially if you want to receive your funds on time – or at all!
Three basic and simple ways that you can save money while going to school. Even though these tips may seem easy - you can save from a little to huge amounts of money that could make significant differences in your financial success.
What will your lifestyle look like when you finish postsecondary education and training? Will you be living in a house or apartment, eating out every night, riding a bike, going on vacations around the world? Your plans now will affect the choices available later.
It’s hard to plan without really mapping out what you want your life to look like. Use the Reality Check budgeting assessment to see if your education plans meet the lifestyle you have in mind.
We don’t have a cute animal to tell you this – but a few minutes of research really makes a difference when it comes to choosing the right student loan.
Half of Alaska Student Loan Borrowers Pay Too Much - here is the info you need to not get tricked into paying too much.
Dominika Szpotanska |
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Career Training |
If you’ve heard and read about apprenticeships, you may have gotten hooked and feel that it could be the path for you. “But where do I start?” – you’ve asked yourself. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
You have your tuition paid, your classes scheduled, and you have moved into your dorm room. Now what?
You want to explore the area and have new experiences, but after paying for everything you need to start college you don’t have a lot of money left.
Here are 5 tips on how to stay active and have fun on a small amount of money.
Christina Campbell |
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If you filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), odds are you will be receiving an award letter soon, from the colleges or training programs you listed on the FAFSA (either by mail, email, or both). Your award may include grants (free money), work-study (part-time job), and/or student loans. If one of your options is to take out a student loan, it’s important you know and understand a few things before doing so.
Have you ever thought that pursuing postsecondary education would mean making money instead of borrowing it to be able to study? Have you ever heard of a training program that not only equips you with book knowledge, but also with a set of very specific skills, where you had to apply the knowledge you learned from books; and, on top of that, pays you to do so?! Sounds almost too unrealistic to be true, but it is and you’d better believe it! It’s called APPRENTICESHIP, and if I were you, I woul...
For many students, the winter break can last several weeks and bring many opportunities you can take advantage of beyond a part-time job or binging Netflix or Hulu. Here are some simple things to keep productive that will help you during the difficult parts of Spring semester.