Student Loan Forgiveness: Navigating the Maze

This article was originally posted on Kiplinger Those saddled with student debt could have some help coming … if they understand how Public Service Loan Forgiveness and Income-Driven Repayment Plan Forgiveness works. Add in the deadlines, the waivers and tax implications, and it can be a lot. Let us break it down for you. Read […]

The Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) Plan Waiver: What Borrowers Need to Know

On April 19, 2022, the Department of Education announced a short-term opportunity for expanded loan forgiveness in an effort to address historical failures impacting borrowers on income-driven repayment plans. The changes are expected to bring millions of borrowers closer to student loan forgiveness. However, deciphering through the eligibility requirements can be very confusing for borrowers. […]

The Limited PSLF Waiver: What Borrowers Need to Know

Introduction On October 6, 2021, the Department of Education announced a short-term opportunity for expanded loan forgiveness in an effort to remedy the past administrative failures of the federal forgiveness program. The changes, which will impact the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, is expected to bring millions of borrowers closer to student loan forgiveness. […]

5 Things Parents with College-Bound Teens Should be Doing

This is often a scary time for parents of teens who will be heading off to college soon. Add to that the uncertainty that the pandemic has unleashed, and you’ve got quite a challenge. This is especially true given that the cost of college has skyrocketed in recent years. Many of the most popular private […]

College During COVID

College during COVID

This article was originally posted on Kiplinger At Kiplinger, the name of the game is value. For more than 20 years, our annual college rankings have been no exception. Over the years, we analyzed data on hundreds of public and private colleges and universities across the nation seeking institutions that deliver a high-quality education at an affordable […]

What Parents Should Know about PLUS Loans

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A growing number of families who are faced with high college prices are turning to federal PLUS loans to cover the cost of a bachelor’s degree. At the same time, they are also struggling to repay this debt. Given that most of the attention on college borrowing focuses on student loans, which represents the vast […]

Happy National Scholarship Month!

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Happy National Scholarship Month! The National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA) has chosen the month of November to be a time to raise awareness about scholarship opportunities for current and future college students. Scholarships play a vital role in making college more affordable, reducing student loan debt, and expanding access to higher education. Here are some key facts […]

5 Tips to Prepare for the First Year in College

5 tips for your first year in college

Making the Transition to College Life Moving from high school to college is usually a big transition for students, but the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic have resulted in colleges changing practically everything, especially the way they offer instruction. Most are either offering classes fully online or using a hybrid model. For the incoming […]