When you’re shopping around for the right college, how much it’s going to cost you ranks right up there at the top of your priority checklist. Unfortunately, what college really costs isn’t always made crystal clear, leaving many students and their parents surprised by …
When you work in public service, covering the cost of student loans isn’t easy. It can leave you broke and, if you fall behind on payments, in need of credit repair. Fortunately, Public Service Loan Forgiveness can help lighten the load. After making 120 qualifying payments over 10 years’ time, any remaining balance on qualifying federal loans is forgiven.
Whether you’re counting on student loans to pay for college, or hoping you won’t need them at all, you need to use FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It’s not only the way to get student loans, but also work-study opportunities and grants you don’t have to pay back.
You may have heard there’s room for negotiation in your financial aid package. That’s true, but only if you know the appropriate steps to get there. Find out what information to provide, who to provide it to, and just how high your expectations should be.