Archives for December 2012

Student Loans: How to Spend the Money Wisely – Part 2

For many students, college is the first time they will be out living on their own and with that comes a lot of responsibility they may not have thought about. This can be overwhelming for students who’ve never had to manage their money. In this second half of our two-part article, we’ll give you some tips on how to manage your student loan money … [Read more...]

Student Loans: How to Spend the Money Wisely – Part 1

The student loan statistics in the news are sobering. Americans owe more than $1 trillion in student loans and $150 billion of these student loans are from private lenders according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; which means those loans often come with higher interest rates than federal loans and are almost impossible to shed in … [Read more...]

The Fiscal Cliff & College Savers: What You Should Know

Everywhere you look on the news recently you’ll hear talk of the fiscal cliff and how it’s going to affect everything from credit cards to jobs to people saving for college. But what is the fiscal cliff? According to About.com, the fiscal cliff is the popular shorthand term used to describe the conundrum that the U.S. government is facing at the … [Read more...]

Financial Aid: Need Blind vs. Need Aware Admissions Policy

One of the first things you’ll want to find out about when you’re seeking financial aid from a school is what the school’s admissions policy is for students who need assistance with college money. Schools maintain different policies in regards to how generous they are with applicants applying for aid. Understanding the difference between a need … [Read more...]