Zina Kumok

Zina Kumok

Zina Kumok is a freelance writer and editor. She has written for outlets such as Investopedia, Credit Karma, and Learnvest. Her expertise has been featured in Glamour, BBC, and Nerdwallet. Before becoming a freelance writer, Zina was a newspaper reporter and covered everything from murder trials to the Final Four.

Articles by Zina Kumok:

14
Jul
College Ave vs. Earnest: Student Loan Comparison

Choosing between College Ave and Earnest can be a hard decision. That’s why we broke down the two lenders and how to pick between them.

Posted in: Student Loans,
01
Jul
College Ave Competitors and Alternatives

College Ave is a popular private student loan lender that has several competitors that could be a good fit for those looking to borrow elsewhere.

Posted in: Student Loans,
09
May
Student Loans for Low GPA

Each college is allowed to set its own standards for satisfactory academic progress, including the minimum GPA required to obtain student loans.

Posted in: Student Loans,
02
May
Student Loans for Single Mothers

Single mothers can get federal or private student loans to fund a college education. Here are the requirements and considerations for each.

Posted in: Student Loans,
19
Apr
Are There Student Loans That Pay Direct?

Federal student loans—and most private student loans—don’t show up as one big check in the mail. Typically, borrowed funds go to the school before the student.

Posted in: Student Loans,
19
Apr
Income-Based Student Loans

Income-based repayment has only been available for federal loans—until now. Find out how private income-based student loans work, and if they're a better option.

Posted in: Student Loans,
01
Apr
College Ave vs. Ascent: Student Loan Comparison

In this comparison, we’ll compare College Ave and Ascent private student loans and tell you which lender stood out in our research.

Posted in: Student Loans,
29
Mar
Supplemental Student Loans

There are two main kinds of supplemental student loans you can use. We explain the differences and similarities, below.

Posted in: Student Loans,
29
Mar
Sallie Mae vs. Ascent: Student Loan Comparison

In this comparison, we review loan terms, repayment options, and more to find out if Sallie Mae or Ascent is the better option for a student loan.

Posted in: Student Loans,
28
Mar
College Ave vs. Discover: Student Loan Comparison

There are several different factors to consider when deciding between College Ave and Discover. Find out which is best for you, below.

Posted in: Student Loans,