According to the Consumer Federation of America, a network of more than 250 non-profit consumer groups, there were 4.2 million student loans in default in 2016, which is up 17 percent from 3.6 million in 2015. The average owned on federal student loans is also continuing to rise – up to $30,650 per borrower from... Read More »
How Student Loans Could Impact Your Taxes
If you paid tuition or student loan interest in 2016, read on to learn more about student loan interest deduction and education tax credits.
How to Pay Off Your Student Loans Faster
For the past year-and-a-half that I’ve been paying off my student loans, I’ve often found myself thinking about what life would be like if I didn’t have this pesky obligation. For one, I’d have a lot more room in my monthly budget and I would feel so much more freedom in my
Valuable Lessons on Getting, Repaying Student Loans
Take our quiz to see how much you really know about student loans.
How to master computer science, minus the student loans
Computer science skills are in higher demand than ever, but luckily you don't need to spend a fortune on college tuition just to learn them. The Complete Comput...
Why privatise student loans?
Andrew McGettigan: Selling off student loans just doesn't make sense – it's short-termist and contemptuous of citizens
Avoid Refinancing Student Loans
Stuck with a pile of student loans you can’t afford to service? You’re not alone. If you’re struggling with school debt, you might be desperately looking for solutions. That’s understandable but think twice about refinancing your student loans.
Student Loan Debt 101
If you’re a recent college graduate that borrowed student loans, you might be starting to realize what you signed up for. Nearly three-quarters of students graduate with student loan debt. If you’re one of them, it’s important to include your loan debt repayment in your financial planning.
Student Loans 101
No matter how you choose to finance your education, fully understand what you are signing and borrow only what you absolutely need. It's a Money Thing breaks...
Federal Student Loans 101
Do you know your federal student loan basics? Learn about federal student loans as an option for financial aid. This video will cover the following. • Subsid...
Bankruptcy Student Loan Discharge
Very few debts are ineligible for bankruptcy discharge. Among them are recent income taxes, alimony, child support, and student loans. Also, ineligible are debts taken fraudulently or via theft
Student Loan Repayment Calculator
At CalcXML we are aware of the need to plan ahead in order to pay off student loans, so we developed a user friendly student loan repayment calculator. Use it to see how feasible it will be for you to pay off your student loans.
Get Student Loan Smart
Essential tips on what students and their families need to know before taking on college debt.
What Was the First Student Loan?
Harvard was the birthplace of student loans, but they've changed dramatically since their 1840 debut.
Save on Your Student Loans
Check out these five great ideas for saving money on your student loans. 1. Try to pay off any accumulated interest during your 6 month grace period. The interest that isn't paid will increase both your total loan amount and your monthly payments.2.
Guide to Student Loans
This borrowing guide can help you learn to compare student loans and learn how to find the best option for you and your family.
The Ultimate Guide to Student Loans
With the cost of college rising and governmental/private funding declining, it is no wonder that most Americans are concerned about their ability to finance a post-secondary education. Tuition prices are rising at Community Colleges, State Schools, Private and Technical colleges, leaving most Americans wondering how they are going to afford to pay for their education. This book educates parents, grandparents, young adults and students of all ages how to optimize the educational payment process.
Student Loan Forgiveness
'student loan forgiveness'. It sounds great, but can be more complicated than you think. How do you know whether you're eligible? How can you detect scams, and what steps do you need to take to reduce your debt? Keep reading for everything you should know about student loan forgiveness.
How NOT to use Student Loans
When you take out student loans, you may have the opportunity to borrow more than you actually need for tuition, fees, books, and room and board. It can be tempting to ask for extra money to cover …
Student loan debt is changing
Students with large loan balances aren't defaulting, but they're not reducing their debt either.