Tag: federal loans

What's the difference between federal and private education loans?


While both options lend you money to help cover college costs, there are some significant differences between federal and private loans you need to know. read more

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

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

What if You HAD to File the FAFSA?

Writer, Senior Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

Nearly all the seniors at one Chicago high school have already filed this year's FAFSA. Here's a look at why they've been so proactive, and why you should be too. read more

Financial Aid Month 2015: Student Loans and Avoiding Debt


Long story short, you need to know where loans fit in the grand scheme of paying for college. read more

Advice for College from Higher Ed Experts: Brendan Coughlin, Financial Planning

President, Education Finance, RBS Citizens Financial Group

Stressing about those incoming (and practically unknown) college costs? Put your mind and wallet at ease with these insider insights. read more