Archive April 2012 in our Blog

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“Know What You Owe”

Ah, the sweet smell of freedom…almost.  The end of April signifies a few important things to college students: finals week (sigh) and approaching graduation for seniors (yay).  It’s a great feeling to know that you will be done with the pressures of academia, but new challenges await you.  One biggie is financial aid repayment.  As the euphoria of freedom winds down, students realize that there are some major responsibilities to be had in paying back the money they borrowed for their education. In light of this startling realization, it’s a good idea to get ahead of the game.  As one… Read more here!

Categories: Financial Aid | Student Loans
Tags: financial aid student debt student loans

Federal Financial Aid Changes

Change is on the horizon, and it has some folks concerned.  In July of this year, federal financial aid is getting a facelift.  What’s scary for some is that the rules are changing, which is an effort to reduce government spending.Let’s get a breakdown of major changes… Education level and financial aid Right now, students who did not graduate from high school or obtain a GED are able to move on to college level courses of study via specialized exams.  Alternatively, they may take 6 college credits to be deemed ready for full college study and receive financial aid.  Come… Read more here!

Categories: Financial Aid | Grants | Student Loans
Tags: federal financial aid financial aid student loan interest student loans

Financial Aid Comparison

Ah, Spring is in full swing, and summer will be here before you know it.  High school seniors can almost hear the sound of  "Pomp and Circumstance" already...For now, though, many students are preoccupied with college decision-making.  It's about that time of the year when mailboxes are flooded with envelopes from universities, hopefully containing the phrase, "Congratulations!  You've been accepted to [insert school name here]!"  Once you've gotten all of your acceptances, the hard part starts: picking ONE school.  These days, this decision is based heavily on finances.  Which school will leave the smallest dent in your bank account?  Luckily,… Read more here!

Categories: College Planning | Financial Aid | Grants | Student Loans
Tags: choosing a college consumer financial protection bureau cost of attendance

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