On May 6th, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton held her first two fundraising events in San Francisco. I attended an afternoon event, featuring a confident, positive Clinton.
orbearing your loans through all of training is more of an "out of sight, out of mind" option, but can result in a dramatic snowballing as interest piles up. PSLF offers a very attractive potential savings route.
I won't live with my parents forever, and we won't always agree. For right now, this situation is appreciated by all of us: opportunity for adventure for them, opportunity to get ahead financially for me and a strong, familial support network for us all.
While many graduates are bogged down with high interest rates and burdensome payments, many don't understand the terms of their loans. We've complied some data to help you visualize how different loan repayment options could impact your monthly payments and total loan amount by manipulating a few variables on a $25,000 standard student loan situation.
The most commonly cited reason for defaulting on student loans is the inability to afford monthly payments. If you believe your chance for default is high, there are preventative tactics to make sure you don't suffer the consequences of a student loan default.
While Santorum has gone after the traditional university for their inability to give students the skills needed to compete for jobs on a global scale, he has staunchly defended for-profit colleges.
The for-profit behemoth Corinthian Colleges is experiencing a spectacular fall. A $30 million fine by the Department of Education for falsifying placement data, numerous on-going state probes, a massive sell-off of schools and an abrupt bankruptcy filing that left some 16,000 students in the lurch.
The idea is simple: when students initially take out their loans, they have weak credit scores and little to no income, but after they graduate, both their credit history and their income should be stronger, making them eligible for more favorable interest rates and terms.
There is a good deal of misinformation about student loans. Unfortunately, this discourages many graduates from tapping into ways to lower their student loan debt. A common misconception is what exactly student loan consolidation and student loan refinancing are.
Given his past statements, it is fair to assume that Carson does not favor legislation as a device to make college more affordable, instead he favors more "elbow grease" and other private sector solutions.
During this pivotal period, it's a smart idea to provide them with a gift that will impart an important investment lesson and give them a financial boost and offer them a head start as they pursue their career.
To round off National Small Business Week, we're looking at ways small business owners and entrepreneurs can get a leg up on short-term funding and beginning capital. All online, and fast.
Jindal seems content to make deep cuts in government funding for colleges while continuing to encourage them to raise their tuitions, all the while maintaining a popular grant program that helps but does not cover the difference for students.
Despite some recent bad press, for-profit education does create a path to education for many Americans. If you take advantage of it, understanding your student loan options is critical.
Nobody wants the bragging right about having the most student debt. How about facing a monthly payment of $850 for the next 20 years? Or maybe a $350,000 loan thanks to high variable interest rates? Unfortunately, these are real student loan nightmares that help make up the $1.2-trillion total debt facing graduates today.
With students carrying an average of nearly $30,000 in student loan debt upon graduation, many are left wondering how they'll payoff their loans. There are numerous repayment options for students.