Rebecca Lake

Rebecca Lake

Rebecca Lake is a freelance writer specializing in personal finance, small business and investing. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in political science. She's been writing professionally since 2011 and her work has been featured at U.S. News and World Report, Life and Money by Citi and CreditCards.com.

Articles by Rebecca Lake:

07
Aug
FFELP Loans: What Happened to the Program & How It Impacts Borrowers

The FFELP was a program that allowed private lenders to offer federally guaranteed student loans to students. While the program has ended, these loans still need to be repaid.

Posted in: Student Loans,
05
Aug
Subsidized Student Loans

Subsidized student loans offer a break on interest payments in some situations. Here's a look at what subsidized loans are and who's eligible.

Posted in: Student Loans,
01
Aug
Unsubsidized Student Loans

Unsubsidized student loans are offered by the Department of Education to undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of financial need. Borrowers are responsible for all interest charges with these loans.

Posted in: Student Loans,
04
Jan
Student Loans for International Students

International students with a cosigner that is a U.S. citizen or resident can be approved for several private loans. However, if you don't have a cosigner, your options are much more limited.

Posted in: Student Loans,
04
Jan
Best Parent Student Loans

Parent student loans can help with covering the cost of higher education, without adding to a student's financial burden. Here are our top picks for federal and private loans.

Posted in: Student Loans,
02
Oct
Home Equity Loan and HELOC Requirements

Home equity loans and HELOCs can put cash in your hands. But before you can access your equity, you'll need to be able to meet certain requirements.

Posted in: Home Equity,
01
Oct
Financial Aid for DACA Students

Financial aid for DACA students is not available at the federal level. However, you can receive state and private aid.

Posted in: Student Loans,
01
Oct
How to Pay for Room and Board

There are different options for how to pay for room and board, including scholarships, grants, and student loans.

Posted in: Student Loans,
01
Oct
How Long Does It Take to Get a Student Loan?

Getting student loans can take weeks to months. It's important to understand how long it takes from approval to disbursement before you apply.

Posted in: Student Loans,
01
Oct
Student Loans for Community College

Here are the best student loans for community college from the federal government and several private lenders.

Posted in: Student Loans,