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24
Aug
Most Affordable Schools for Incoming Freshmen with Financial Need

Using licensed data, LendEDU recognized the 250 U.S. colleges & universities that provide the most financial aid through need-based scholarships and grants to freshman students.

Posted in: Financial Aid, Reports,
23
Aug
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 [

Posted in: Reports, Student Loans,
02
Jun
Survey Finds Student Debtors Think Student Debt is Bigger Threat Than ISIS

Summary: ​Online poll of 3,364 college graduates with student loan debt Bernie Sanders wins (36%), Donal Trump second (26%), Hillary Clinton third (13%), Undecided (26%) Student loan debt voted as a bigger threat to the United States than ISIS 43 millions Americans holding $1.3 trillion in student debt The Class of 2016 graduated with more […]

Posted in: Reports, Student Loans,
26
May
2016 College Students and Personal Finance Study

We are excited to release the results of our 2016 College Students and Personal Finance Study. This study was designed to test current college students on basic personal finance knowledge and to gain insight into the ways in which current college students are managing money. There is a lack of financial literacy in the United […]

Posted in: Personal Finance, Reports,
06
Mar
Which Colleges Give the Best Return on Investment?

LendEDU's fifth annual College Risk-Reward Indicator report shows the colleges and universities across the nation with the best return on investment for students.

Posted in: Reports, Student Loans,
01
Mar
How Much Can You Save By Working Part-Time During College?

Nowadays, most students work part-time during college but there are still a great number of students who fear that working while in school will affect their grades. These students might get better grades now, but they will likely face serious consequences in the future in the form of significantly higher student loan debt. That’s because […]

Posted in: Personal Finance,
16
Feb
How Much More Money Will You Make Because of Your Degree?

People are always saying that a college education pays off many times over, but how much more does a college grad actually earn during their lifetime? ​A 2015 report by the Georgetown University Centre for Education and the Workforce suggested that most college graduates make at least $1 million more over the course of their working lives than […]

Posted in: Personal Finance,
15
Feb
February 2016 Student Loan Borrower Survey (Part 2)

The 2016 Presidential race is starting to pick up. In the coming weeks Nevada and South Carolina will host their highly anticipated primaries. After that, the majority of Americans will be making the trip to the ballot box in March and April. At LendEDU, we work to help the more than 43 million Americans better […]

Posted in: Reports, Student Loans,
15
Feb
How to Break the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle

The paycheck-to-paycheck cycle is one that so many Americans are trapped in. Unfortunately, this is a seemingly inevitable part of how many people live their lives. Too much money is going out and not enough is coming in. The statistics say that 63% of Americans are only $1,000 away from financial ruin. One emergency or one lost […]

Posted in: Personal Finance,
13
Feb
How Much Money Should You Have in an Emergency Fund?

An emergency fund is essential for covering those unexpected expenses that pop up out of nowhere. The problem is 63% of Americans don’t have an emergency fund that could cover them in a $500 emergency. This is shocking news and indicates how ill-prepared the majority of the country is. The consequences of this are many and varied, […]

Posted in: Personal Finance,