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What Is Student Loan Forbearance?

With the price of college rising exponentially in the United States, inevitably it increases the amount of student loans that each college student takes out to help pay for their education. Student loans can take up to thirty years to pay off or twenty-five years if the student is enrolled in an income-driven repayment plan….

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Hidden Back to School Expenses for College Students

Now that your kids will be headed back to campus, you need to get ready for the unexpected costs that college brings. You know the drill if your child has been in college for a couple of years already. If you have a recent high school graduate who is starting their first semester of college,…

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Financial Tips You Won’t Learn in School

Many Americans are not educated on best practices when it comes to finances. They are expected to figure it out by themselves unless their parents helped prepare them. There is a major lack of financial literacy in this country because of this. Keep reading to see the financial tips you won’t learn in school. Understand…

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Scoring Scholarships Over Summer Break

Summer break is the perfect time to apply for college scholarships. Summers are free from worry over school, homework, and extracurriculars. You can spend time finding and applying for various scholarship opportunities! Continue reading for more information about applying for scholarships over summer break. Talk to your Guidance Counselor  Arrange a meeting with your guidance…

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Stimulus Plan and Student Debt: What to Expect

President Biden recently signed an additional stimulus package to assist people who continue to suffer from the Coronavirus pandemic. Part of this stimulus package included provisions to extend the pause on federal student loan payments and the collection of interest through the end of September. The income thresholds for the third stimulus check were adjusted…

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529 Plans: What You Need to Know

A 529 plan is a way to develop tax advantaged savings to pay for education. These plans are typically used for college savings, but can also be used for K-12 private school education. 529 plans offer you the ability to have all contributions grow taxed deferred. Additionally, money can be withdrawn tax free if it…

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ACT & SAT Testing Changes Due to COVID-19

COVID-19 has affected about every aspect of normal life. Well, you can now add college entrance exams to the list. ACT and SAT test taking has been canceled, rescheduled, and postponed since March of 2020. As if taking these tests was not difficult enough, high school students now must navigate these tough tests in a…

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Managing College Debt

With the cost of college tuition increasing every year, student debt is becoming more crippling to college graduates. In the United States alone there is over $1.57 trillion in student loan debt outstanding. The average amount of student loan debt per person is over $37,000. While a college degree is supposed to help you obtain…

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Scholarships 101: How to Get Free College Money

Each year college is getting more and more expensive, making it more difficult for people to attend and receive a degree. While student loans are the main form of payment for college, scholarships are the best way to finance college. Scholarships do not need to be repaid, unlike loans that need to be repaid with…

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What You Need to Know About FAFSA in 2021

As this year comes to a close, it is important that you start figuring out your plan for financial aid for either your high school senior or child that is already in college. If you have a student approaching college or already in college, nailing down your plan for financial aid is key to planning…

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