Dave Rathmanner

Dave Rathmanner, a graduate of the University of Delaware, regularly plans and writes content about student loans, personal loans, credit cards, small business loans, mortgages, and a variety of other financial products. Dave’s work has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg, Forbes, CNBC, U.S. News, International Business Times, Consumer Reports, VICE, Yahoo Finance, NPR, and more.

Articles by Dave Rathmanner:

29
May
Should You Transfer Student Loan Debt to a Balance Transfer Credit Card?

Transferring your student loan debt to a 0% balance transfer credit may make sense if you can pay it off in the intro period. If you can't, however, avoid this strategy.

Posted in: Credit Cards, Student Loans,
29
May
How to Pay for Room and Board in College

If you need additional money to pay for room and board, you can look into applying for more financial aid, housing assistance grants and scholarships, or take out a student loan.

Posted in: Financial Aid, Scholarships, Student Loans,
29
May
How Long Does the FAFSA Take to Complete & Process?

The FAFSA takes around 1 hour to complete if you do it online or 3 hours if you do it by paper. It takes around 3 to 5 days to receive the results if you include an email or 7 to 10 days if you only included a physical address.

Posted in: FAFSA (2), Financial Aid,
29
May
How to Add More Than 10 Schools to the FAFSA

If you want to send your FAFSA information to more than 10 schools, you will need to wait until your receive your Student Aid Report and then have it sent to them by going online, calling, or sending paper mail to the Federal Student Aid Program.

Posted in: FAFSA, Financial Aid,
29
May
How Much Money Does the FAFSA Give You?

The amount of financial aid you may receive from the FAFSA is highly dependent on your and your parents' financial situation. Grants, work-study programs, and student loan amounts all vary based on the school you are attending and the information you submit in the FAFSA.

Posted in: FAFSA, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Student Loans,
29
May
How to File the FAFSA When You Don’t Live With Your Parents

If you don't live with your parents, you may be considered an independent student in terms of the FAFSA. This will likely increase the amount of aid that you're eligible for.

Posted in: FAFSA (2), Financial Aid, Student Loans,
29
May
What is Considered Legal Residence on the FAFSA?

Your legal residence for the FAFSA typically is where your parents or legal guardians live. There are, however, often situations where the answer isn't so clear such as when your parents live in different locations.

Posted in: FAFSA (2), Financial Aid,
11
Apr
An Introduction to Money Management

When you were younger, you likely thought that your parents had the magical ability to get anything they wanted by swiping a card or handing over a few bills. But then one day, they explained why they couldn’t buy you a Barbie or toy truck every time they went to the store and you realized […]

Posted in: Personal Finance,
15
Feb
Delaware Student Loans, Scholarships, and Grants

From student loans to different scholarships and grants, there are ways for students in Delaware to pay for their education — regardless of their age, educational goals, or fields of study.

Posted in: Scholarships, Student Loans,
Tags: ptype_state,
15
Feb
Connecticut Student Loans, Scholarships, and Grants

When you’re looking for ways to pay for college, it’s hard to know where to begin. This guide will help students hoping to attend college in Connecticut to find ways to fund their education.

Posted in: Scholarships, Student Loans,
Tags: ptype_state,