A PLUS for Your Child's Education

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As a parent, it's only natural to want to do everything you can to ensure the best possible future for your child. Unfortunately, the process of obtaining financial aid for college can be an overwhelming experience. The cost of higher education has skyrocketed in the last 20 years, leading to an entire industry devoted to helping confused parents...

Subprime Mortgage Problem Hindering Student Loans

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With mortgage defaults surging, more individuals are losing their homes to foreclosure as adjustable rates make individuals unable to pay their monthly payments. The student loan companies are also showing a surge in defaults as unregulated lending practices make students unable to pay their debt. Although the student loan crisis does not seem to...

Laid Off? Find a New Job and Career Through Skill Repurposing and Retraining

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Whether it comes as a complete and horrifying surprise or you see the writing on the wall, being laid off triggers a rampage of emotions, a rush of imagined consequences, and a feeling of desperation. In today's economy, jobs are disappearing like snowflakes in a sauna. You want to be prepared, but you need help learning how. It is never too soon...

William D. Ford Direct Loan Programs, What You Need to Know

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If you struggling with securing funding for your college education there are a number of options available with federal and private student loan programs. The William D. Ford Direct Loan Program is just one way to take advantage of federal student aid options and is a valuable opportunity for getting a low-interest rate on a student loan....

Student Loans - Which Type is Which

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Many use student loans, issued by the federal government and private institutions, to help fund college related fees, such as tuition and room and board. To apply for federal financial aid, the applicant must fill out and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA, submitted annually by current and matriculating...