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Student Debt is Still on the Rise but a Slowdown is Trending

Although student loan debt is still rising, recent data has shown that there is a slowdown. According to an article released by CNBC, the average debt per graduate rose only 1 percent in 2017 from the previous year. This is lower than the year over year average from 1996 to [...]

By |2018-11-05T14:16:33+00:00November 6th, 2018|Student Loans|Comments Off on Student Debt is Still on the Rise but a Slowdown is Trending

New Report Signals a Greater Downturn in the Student Loan Debt Crisis

In a recent report released by Bloomberg, the student loan debt crisis may get worst despite a booming economy. The main figure that is still a cause of concern is the lack of higher wages for college graduates. Coupled with this is the cumulative growth of student loan debt, which [...]

By |2018-10-29T13:57:01+00:00October 30th, 2018|Student Loans|Comments Off on New Report Signals a Greater Downturn in the Student Loan Debt Crisis

How Refinancing Student Loans Can Give You the Respite You Need

Many graduates are transitioning out of school into the workforce with a huge chunk of debt on their shoulders. Often times, interest rates make it feel like that the payments will never stop. Making a dent in the debt seems like a colossal struggle. However, depending on one’s financial situation, [...]

By |2018-10-22T14:46:05+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Student Loans|Comments Off on How Refinancing Student Loans Can Give You the Respite You Need

Saving Strategies with 529 Savings Plans

As the demand for college has driven the price of education to an all-time high, saving every single dollar that you can really make a difference. Many parents have already been stashing money away, with a large portion taking advantage of 529 savings plans. According to the article “How to [...]

By |2018-10-15T15:05:30+00:00October 16th, 2018|Student Loans|Comments Off on Saving Strategies with 529 Savings Plans

Students Are Combating Hunger According to a Recent Report

In April, a study was conducted by the Wisconsin Hope Lab which was designed to determine how secure university students were with basic needs such as food and lodging. The study had a broad pool to pull from, surveying 43,000 students from 66 different institutions in 20 states. Previous studies [...]

By |2018-10-08T14:23:28+00:00October 9th, 2018|Student Loans|Comments Off on Students Are Combating Hunger According to a Recent Report

Survey Found Students Using Financial Aid to Invest in Cryptocurrencies

According to an article released by Scope Weekly, a recent survey found that 21.2 percent of college students that have outstanding loans used their financial aid money to invest in cryptocurrencies. This Student Loan Hero report survey was done over the course of four days, surveying 1,000 students. The survey [...]

By |2018-09-29T14:43:09+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Student Loans|Comments Off on Survey Found Students Using Financial Aid to Invest in Cryptocurrencies

Safest College Campuses in America

Niche.com has a nifty ranking system for colleges which includes how safe campuses are across the nation. It recently released the safest college campuses in the United States for 2019. Along with a safety rating, it has other information that can prove useful to those that are researching the prospective schools [...]

By |2018-09-23T17:20:04+00:00September 25th, 2018|Student Loans|Comments Off on Safest College Campuses in America

Rethinking Credentials and Certificates

With the growing cost of higher education, many are turning to credentials and certificates. The reason for this shift is because certificates and credentials are more affordable and can be completed in a shorter amount of time. The perception is that credentials and certificates offer more direct routes to a [...]

By |2018-09-17T13:34:37+00:00September 18th, 2018|Student Loans|Comments Off on Rethinking Credentials and Certificates

Fewer College Students Are Studying Foreign Languages

In a study conducted by the Modern Language Association, the number of U.S. college students studying a foreign language has steadily declined. The study pulled its data from enrollment data based on undergraduate introductory courses, as well as advanced degree courses.  The data in this study revealed that there are [...]

By |2018-09-10T14:44:10+00:00September 11th, 2018|Student Loans|Comments Off on Fewer College Students Are Studying Foreign Languages