Should You Consolidate Your Student Loans?

Many college graduates carry significant student loan debt, often consisting of multiple loans. Loan consolidation can simplify your finances by allowing you to make one payment instead of many. Although loan consolidation isn’t always the best choice, it can benefit certain borrowers. Read on for more information on student loan consolidation, including the advantages and Read More …

Post-Grad Tips for Student Loan Repayment

Student loan debt is no laughing matter. In fact, the average graduate leaves college owing approximately $22,000 in student loan debt. This figure alone might make you think twice about higher education. Private loans and federal aid, such as Sallie Mae student loans, can help you realize your educational goals. But getting a degree is Read More …

Don’t Let Student Loans Ruin You

Today’s high tuition costs necessitate loans for many college students.  Loans have become so common that hardly anyone thinks about the consequences of this debt.  It’s a smart investment in your future, right?  Not always.  First, interest on loans is accruing daily (once you graduate for subsidized and while you’re still in school for unsubsidized).  Read More …

Advice for Recent Graduates from HowStuffWorks.com Founder Marshall Brain

Marshall Brain is the founder of HowStuffWorks.com, an award-winning site that provides resources on thousands of topics.  Mr. Brain was kind enough to answer some questions I had about the challenges recent college graduates are facing. For more information, visit the career channel at HowStuffWorks. 1. How do recent graduates get started in a career Read More …

Private College Experience-Public College Price

Public universities offer a variety of extracurricular and academic options and are generally less costly than private colleges. However, private colleges don’t usually suffer from overcrowding like public universities and they allow for more interaction with professors.  Fortunately, public universities offer some alternatives that provide the benefits of  a private college without the cost. Branch Read More …

How to Pay for School after Losing Your Job

The following is a guest post from Karen Schweitzer who writes about online education for OnlineColleges.net and serves as About.com’s Business School Guide. If you are one of the many people who are considering going back to school after losing your job, you shouldn’t let a bad economy stand in your way. There are many Read More …