Student Loan and College Guide
Written by: Kristy Welsh
Article Series to Help You Navigate Through Student Loans and Help Choose a High Paying College Degree
Last Updated: October 3, 2017
Many college graduates find themselves deep in debt after they graduate. Never in our history has student loan debt surpassed credit card debt and it is not getting any better. Faced with a tough job market, lower starting salaries, and high unemployment, many of these recent grads will be paying off their college education for years and years and years.
Our new article series, targeting student loans and college degrees to pursue, provides information to up and coming college students and their parents and hopefully will help you navigate through the maze of loans and grants that are available to college students.
Information on Student Loans and Paying for College
- Types of Student Loans — It is stressful enough applying to a college but the big hurdle is finding the money to pay for tuition, room and board, and books. Get all the information you need on types of student loans available and how to apply for a student loan.
- Scholarship Money for College — One way to help pay for a college eduation is a scholarship. Here are 10 ways you can find FREE scholarship money for college, and minimizing debt and the years-long stress of paying it off.
- Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) — FAFSA is the largest federal student loan program offering grants, student loans, and work-study programs to help students pay for college. Get the facts.
- Avoid Student Loan Debt — Student loan debt has surpassed credit card debt in the U.S. and it is growning every year. There are ways to minimize student loan debt.
- Avoid Student Loan Default — After graduating from college, you now face a large student loan bill that needs to be paid on each and every month. Poor job market and low incomes have seen student loan defaults skyrocket. Learn how to avoid loan default.
- Public Servant Student Loan Forgiveness Program — Wipe out your student loan debt by volunteering or working as a public servant. Learn how this may work for you.
College Degrees to Pursue and Help Finding a Job
- Best and Worst College Degrees by Salary — A higher starting salary equals paying off your student loan faster. See which college degrees have the highest and lowest salaries.
- College Degrees Worth the Student Loan Debt — Thinking about getting a college degree or maybe a master's degree? Make sure the degree you pursue will actually be worth the money you are going to spend.