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Federal Direct PLUS vs. Private Loans - Know the Difference

If you’ve exhausted free and cheap money for college costs and are still faced with funding gaps, you may be considering PLUS or private student loans. We'll help you compare the two options.

 

Should You Consider a Gap Year?

While colleges are trying to finalize their plans, many graduates and families are weighing the options for themselves. With so many unknowns, some students may be considering forgoing college this fall altogether and taking what is known as a “gap year."

 

Fixed vs. Variable Rate Student Loans

When searching for private student loan options, you may find some lenders offer both a fixed and a variable rate option. What does this mean, and what are the pros and cons of each?

 

Deciphering Financial Aid Award Letters

By now your family has received financial aid award letters from the colleges where you have been accepted. Comparing award letters and deciding which college is the best match can be confusing and overwhelming! For help understanding your award letters, read more.

 

COVID-19 Impacts on SAT and ACT Testing

The SAT and ACT are two key examinations for college-bound high school students. Typically these tests are taken in the spring of a student’s junior year of high school. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, spring test dates have been canceled and rescheduled. Here’s what you need to know...

 

Appealing Your Award Letter

Given the current state of the economy, there’s a good chance your family’s financial situation has changed since you completed your FAFSA. With award letters from colleges already in your hands, how do you request additional financial aid to cover your college costs?

 

How to Use Your Stimulus Check Wisely

The CARES Act will provide about $2 trillion to help offset the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill included stimulus payments for millions of Americans, and distribution of those payments began this week. If you received or will receive a stimulus check, we share some tips for using it responsibly.

 

Beware of Coronavirus Scams

Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus - learn how you can avoid becoming a victim.

 

Managing Your Student Loans During the Coronavirus Pandemic

With the federal government announcing temporary changes to its student loan repayment terms, now is an excellent time to review your loan information for both federal and private loans.

 

Navigating College Planning During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Preparing for college can be a stressful time under normal circumstances, and we understand that the current climate can add even more stress for students and families. To help, our partners at Edmit have compiled suggestions for high school juniors and seniors who are planning for the future in these uncertain times.

 

Student Loan Refinance Resources

Review our Guide to Refinancing Your Student Loans and our webinar, Student Loan Refinance - What You Need to Know.

 

Tax Benefits for College Students

Did you know there are several special tax breaks just for college students and their parents? Learn more about how these benefits could get you a bigger tax refund!

 

Webinar: Completing the FAFSA

The FAFSA opens October 1st - are you ready to complete it?

 

How to Find Last Minute Funding for College

Here are a few suggestions for last minute ways to foot your college tuition bill when you've exhausted scholarships, grants, and federal loans.

 

Webinar: Student Loans to Fill the Gap

When scholarships, grants, and federal aid aren't enough, where can you turn to fill the funding gap that's left?

 

Student Loan Glossary - A to Z

There are many unfamiliar terms associated with financial aid and student loans. Review some of the most common here.

 

The College Admissions Scandal - What's in a Name?

Recent news has brought to light a college admissions scandal in which wealthy individuals paid for falsified test scores and athletic achievements in exchange for admission to an elite college. Obviously this isn't the right way to make your higher education dreams a reality! But it also leads to the question - are these elite colleges really any better than your local private or state university?​

 

Is Student Loan Refinance Right for Me?

Are you wondering if you should refinance or consolidate your student loans? Do you have questions about what it all means? Join us for our next webinar to learn more.

 

College Seminar Offered in Norfolk on Feb. 2

Attending college is a major life event - let us help eliminate some of the stress and guide you through the steps of preparing for college and the costs that come with it.

 
 
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