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25
Jan
Student Loans Are Taking Over Gift Registries

Some student loan borrowers are so anxious to say goodbye to their student loans that they’re turning to student loan gift registries to help pay off student loans. Some are even adding their student loans to their wedding gift registries alongside requests for the more traditional pots and pans. With student loan debt statistics now showing $1.3 trillion

Posted in: Student Loans,
22
Jan
January 2016 Student Loan Borrower Survey

Earlier this month we traveled to a few local college campuses in search of student loan borrowers. Today, 7 out of 10 graduates are leaving campus with a student loan statement in hand. And, the average graduate is leaving campus with just over $37,000 in debt. As you might expect, it wasn’t that hard to […]

Posted in: Reports, Student Loans,
20
Jan
CordiaGrad Student Loan Refinancing Review

CordiaGrad has changed their name to Purefy. More and more students are waking up the day after graduation with a completely new problem to deal with—student loans. Though borrowers may know that they had student loans while still in school, often, no payments  are required due during that time. Once these loans enter the repayment phase, […]

Posted in: Student Loans,
06
Jan
President Obama’s Student Loan Forgiveness Program Guide

There was legislation passed under President Obama in 2014 which aims to cap the amount student loan borrowers will have to pay out each month for their federal student loans. Rightly or wrongly, this student loan policy is often referred to on the web as Obama student loan forgiveness, often times this term is thrown […]

Posted in: Student Loans,
06
Jan
Should You Marry Someone With Six Figures of Student Loan Debt?

Imagine meeting the man or woman of your dreams, falling in love and then finding out that they have over six figures in student loan debt—well above the average. Would you marry them? Wait for them to pay off their student loans? Or move on? Culturally, we’re told that when we find ‘The One’ everything will […]

Posted in: Student Loans,
15
Dec
Scholarships for Tall People

There are scholarships for everything in life it seems. From being a redhead to having a particular eye colors, it seems that everywhere is someone wanting to fill a niche market with funding for higher education. Demographics, of course, are popular ways of delineating between scholarships but so, too, are physical characteristics like the aforeme

Posted in: Financial Aid,
14
Dec
Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities face unique challenges when it comes to an education. Whether it is a physical, mental, or psychological disability, these individuals can face problems both financially and academically in the pursuit of their degree. Because of medical or service needs outside of the pursuit of a degree, paying for a college education is one of t

Posted in: Financial Aid,
05
Dec
Lion’s Club Scholarships

There are many different organizations that dedicate their time and service to giving back to those in their community. While some stand alone and work individually, others are connected to a global network that allows individuals to give back across the nation or even the world. The Lions Club is the latter. The Lions Clubs […]

Posted in: Financial Aid,
04
Dec
Lacrosse Scholarships

Lacrosse is a sport that requires tremendous physicality and dedication in order to master. Whether a player started participating at a young age or in high school, this sport is more than just for the casual athlete. When played competitively, the acquisition of necessary skills can be difficult. But, the individuals that master the sport […]

Posted in: Financial Aid,
12
Nov
7 Things to Know Before Applying for Scholarships

Wouldn’t you love to be able to go to college and never have to worry about taking out a student loan? That would be nice, but not everyone is able to do so. In fact, many students need to borrow money to complete their college education. The number of student loans that are outstanding is […]

Posted in: Financial Aid,