Top 50 Colleges for Aspiring Entrepreneurs – Report & Rankings 2016

Have you ever asked yourself what the next idea is that will alter the daily lifestyle of modern day society? What next innovation will change the way we live our daily lives for years to come? If you have these types of thoughts, then you may fancy yourself as an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs are the backbone of this country.  […]

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Best (and Worst) Gift Cards of 2017 – Study & Report

Note: This is an updated report for 2017. Scroll to the bottom of this report to see our results from 2016. All methodology was kept the same from last year. Gift cards are the perfect last minute gift. Gift cards make gift-giving easy, quick, and reassuring to those who may worry about the recipient’s tastes […]

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LendEDU’s Safest College Towns in the United States

College towns are places of beauty, inspiration, diversity, sport, and home to thousands of students each year. But unfortunately, over the last few years college towns have come under scrutiny when it comes to safety. Whether you are just entering college, just graduating, or are just living in a college town safety is always of […]

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LendEDU’s Venmo Transaction Study

Pizza, Drinks, Fantasy Football…and Sometimes Strippers I’ll pay for the pizza. Just venmo me! Venmo, the popular mobile payment application in the United States, is surging in usage. The application processed a whopping $4 billion in person-to-person payments in the second quarter of 2016, up by 141% year over year. At LendEDU, our team uses […]

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LendEDU Private Student Loan Debt Data Analysis 2016

In August, we released our Student Loan Debt By State By School Report. In the report we analyzed financial aid and student loan data for more than 1,300 different colleges in the United States. Included, we calculated the average amount of student loan debt per borrower at each college and university in the country. We […]

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Most Affordable Schools for Incoming Freshmen with Financial Need

Today, the average student loan borrower graduates with over $28,000 in student loan debt. This is no small chunk of change, and when interest is included, could balloon to a much higher amount. One of the best ways to avoid this often debilitating debt is to avoid taking on as much as possible. How is this possible? Grants and scholarships. […]

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August Poll Finds Student Debtors Support Clinton & Many Remain Undecided

Summary: Online poll of 1,500 Americans with student loan debt Hillary Clinton wins (43%), Donald Trump wins (23%), Undecided (34%) 43 million Americans holding over $1.3 trillion in student debt Today, college students are leaving campus with more student loan debt than any class in history. The average student debtor now graduates with over $28,000 in student […

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These Colleges Award the Most Creative Arts Scholarship Money

Though most college coursework involves books, homework, and tests, there are actually students who receive scholarships for their talent in art, theater, music, and other related activities. These are called creative arts or performing arts scholarships. In 2015, over $175 million of scholarship money was given out specifically to students who excel

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Survey: High School Seniors Know Very Little About Student Loans

Summary: Online poll of 512 incoming, and outgoing, high school seniors​ ​High school seniors know very little about student loan debt & financial aid High school guidance counselors are at the center of the student debt crisis. It is student loan season. Every year, about 1.4 million college students use private student loans to finance their […]

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These Students Are Winning the Most Private Scholarships

College is expensive. And, college is getting more expensive each year. The rising costs of tuition, room & board, and textbooks has made it difficult for the average American family to afford a college degree. Before you apply for a student loan, you should look for scholarships and grants to help cover your cost of […]

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