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8 Ways to Pay Off Student Loans Faster and Save Money

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Writer and Loans Expert

The idea of being stuck in student loan debt forever is stress inducing. Utilize this advice to pay down your loans faster and ease your financial burden. read more

How to Get the Most Financial Aid Possible

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Freelance Writer

Financial aid helps ease the burden of college costs for many students. Make sure you're getting the most out of your aid opportunities with this advice. read more

The Worst Myth: College Is for Rich Kids

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Freelance Writer, Former High School Counselor

One of the longest-standing myths is that you need to be rich in order to get a college degree. But making college both assessable and affordable is within your reach! Here are six options if you're concerned about affording your college costs. read more

How to Fill Out the FAFSA, Step-by-Step

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Freelance Writer

This free application can lead you to a wealth of financial aid, and filling out the FAFSA is not as hard as you may think. read more

What's the Difference Between Scholarships, Grants, and Loans?

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High School Students

College scholarships, grants, and loans: what are they all about, and which ones should you use? We broke them down for you. read more

Get Smart About Student Debt: By the Numbers, Part II

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Author, College Admission Expert, Valley Prep Tutoring Services

In the second half of her discussion on cutting student debt, Pamela Donnelly offers some more of her top cost-cutting strategies. read more

Get Smart About Student Debt: By the Numbers, Part I

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Author, College Admission Expert, Valley Prep Tutoring Services

It may seem like staggering student debt is unavoidable, but that's not really the case. There are plenty of steps you can take to reduce how much you'll owe after college. read more

The College Financial Decision is Not "Easy Pass"

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Principal, CollegeAffordability.com

When helping your child choose a college, finances should play a major role in your discussions. Read on for a look at the most important points to consider. read more

FAFSA: Early Birds Get the Best Aid

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Freelance Writer

Need money for college? Filing the FAFSA is an absolute MUST. And the sooner you start filling it out, the better. read more

Financial Aid Month 2015 Starts with the FAFSA!

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Welcome to Financial Aid Month 2015, CollegeXpressers! read more