Get Through College without Debt

Student Loan Basics

College students these days graduate with tens of thousands of dollars of debt to their name. Six months after graduation those first payments come due and the entry level job they have doesn't pay the bills. And we're not considering any credit card debt amassed in those four years. This problem is not uncommon. But it can be as there are ways...

FAFSA - Free Application for Student Aid

Student Loan Basics

Paying for college can be challenging for many families, but many students are eligible for financial aid, student loans, grants, scholarships, and other sources of funding. FAFSA, the free application for federal student aid, is one option for students who cannot cover the costs of their education from other sources....

529 Savings Plans - Painless College Savings

Student Loan Basics

Financial aid, scholarships, and even grants are a few ways to fund a college education but sometimes even these aren't enough. If you're a parent who's responsible for paying for college, a savings account can help. The 529 savings plan is one option for parents who want to save for their child's education. 529 savings plans are different than...

How to Qualify for a Student Loan

Student Loan Basics

The federal government provides grants and loans to alleviate the rising cost of college. If a student plans to apply for financial aid, they should fill out and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Colleges and universities require one or more supplemental forms to obtain information not included on the FAFSA. Students...