Articles by Jeanette Perez:
You can use many credit cards to withdraw funds from an ATM, but it’s generally a bad idea. You could incur a lot of fees as well as a higher APR, so before using your card at an ATM, understand exactly what you’ll be charged for and what it will cost.
If your parents are divorced, you may have difficulty filling out the FAFSA. It's important to take the time to talk to both parents to figure out how to answer some of the questions the form asks.
If you need to take a medical leave from work, you likely have options like deferment, forbearance, and income-driven repayment plans to help you stay in good standing on your loans.
If you’re about to be a mother, whether it’s for the first time or not, then you’ve probably thought about all the changes in your life that are coming — especially in the area of finances. Having a baby alters your financial picture. If you take maternity or paternity leave, those changes can be even […]
Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, can be confusing, especially when it comes to questions about whether you’re a dependent or independent student. If you’re under the age of 24, the federal government assumes you’re a dependent student for the purposes of financial aid—and you can’t simply choose to file as […]
If your parents will not or cannot help you pay for college, you still have options to cover the costs. First, fill out the FAFSA. Next, look for scholarships, places to work while in school, and private student loans.
Like it or not, however, your parents’ financial situation affects your ability to get financial aid for school. The federal government takes the position that if you want a college education, you and your parents (or other family members) should take the lion’s share of paying for it unless there is a compelling reason why […]
If you're a male, registering with Selective Service is mandatory if you want federal financial aid for school regardless of whether you want to serve in the military or not.