Why You Should Fill Out the FAFSA

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Why You Should Fill Out the FAFSA

The average student loan debt hovers near $30,000, and graduating from college this deep in the red is a tough way to begin adult life. Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, a government form that streamlines the college financial a…

4 Strategies for Repaying Federal Parent PLUS loans

When it comes to student loan debt, 20- and 30-something college graduates aren't the only affected population.

7 ways to stop student loans from ruining your life

Millions of students in the U.S. are defaulting on their college loans. Here are some tips to help ensure the debt load remains manageable.

Same-sex couples weigh pros, cons of wedding vows

With same-sex marriage now legal in five new states, longtime gay couples must decide whether getting married will benefit or hurt them financially.

Benefits Of Stafford Loans

Stafford loans are the most popular federal student loans. This list of benefits will explain why.

7 Questions College Financial Aid Officers Wish Parents Would Ask

We had financial aid officers weigh in on what they wish college hopefuls and their parents would ask. Is there additional financial aid available?

Are college aid planners worth the money?

The college financial aid application process can be tough for any family to manage on their own, but is it worth the money to bring in a professional?

3 Financial Aid Questions to Ask Before Applying to College

Student loan debt is a top concern for parents of aspiring college students. But that concern often doesn't translate into planning, a recent survey finds.

There's something broken in America's financial aid system

College financial aid offices are seriously falling short when it comes to educating students on loans.

The great college aid game: Landing a full ride after a year of suspense

This is the final article in a series following five New Rochelle High School seniors on their quest for college financial aid. On a chilly Saturday in late April, Matisse Clayton faced her future. After months of struggling through the intricacies of …