One solution for grads buried in debt: student loan refinancing. The process of refinancing student loans can lower interest rates and monthly payments, allowing borrowers to potentially save thousands of dollars over the lifetime of their loans. While this seems like a good deal, is student loan refinancing a smart decision?
There has been virtually no discussion, from Republicans or Democrats, about how to improve the conditions of individuals and families in poverty who are striving to reach the middle class, but are not yet there. What about these people?
Let's just address the elephant in the room. College is freaking expensive. And the worst part is that paying for it can be extremely confusi...
It's not a myth! Every student loan borrower has to repay their debt, even if they are unable to find a job after graduating or didn't graduate at all. However, some repayment options can lead to your federal student loans being forgiven, canceled, or discharged.
Rohit Chopra, whose principled and determined leadership helped make the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau a strong force in addressing the abuses of predatory for-profit colleges, has joined the U.S. Department of Education as a senior adviser.
Startups in 2016 have an immense opportunity and calling for disruption. There has been quite a bit of talk about disruption in economies such as the sharing economy, delivery, and even wearable's. But, there are still so many industries that are still untouched, and can be impacted on a large scale.
By Tom Anderson, CommonBond content manager Consolidating your student loans can be confusing, but it doesn't have to be. Even the word "consolidati...
This is part one of a two-part series that explains everything a physician should know about the new federal student loan repayment program, REPAYE....
College is a serious step in your child's life, and whether you believe it or not, it's pretty complicated -- much more so than it was just 20 years ago. I wish I had been more familiar with the ins and outs of the college process when my children went to college. Things were different then, and certainly not as complex as they are today.
Student loan grace periods can feel like a prolonged spring break, a chance to forget about the money you borrowed and pretend loan-free life will last forever. But six months after graduation, those loans are still there, and it's your job to take control of them as soon as you can.
If only the people who engage in "road rage" would engage in "corporate rage" when they are harmed by cover-ups or hazardous products and gouging services, aloof CEOs would start getting serious about safety and fair play.
An attorney reader sent me a case about another consumer who successfully had their federal student loans discharged in bankruptcy. This is a rapidly evolving topic and certainly not ever court district offer up the same considerations when it comes to a discharge.
This is Part Two of a two-part series about Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Be sure to check out Part One here! In Part One of this series, we talke...
I am so sick of being told how our generation is such a pain in the ass. You know what's really a pain in the ass? Practically owing my first born (and their first born) to Sallie Mae for my student loans.
Over the next few weeks, in the spirit of the holidays, I'll be featuring different ways you can give to causes that can improve the world through solving a specific problem.
With tuition and costs increasing at a rate much higher than inflation, it's nearly impossible for families to be able to afford it on their own - especially with multiple students. This leads to students borrowing huge amounts of money and signing up for the student "debt sentence."