Billions of Free Money for College was Left Behind by New Students
November 14, 2017 |
This year, 1.2 million high school grads didn’t fill out a FAFSA, leaving $2.3 billion of free money behind.
Can Trump Fix the Student Loan Crisis?
October 20, 2017 |
Some financial experts believe the president will find a way to help students with their loans — others not so much.
You’ll Never Guess Which College Football Team Is the Best — According to Experian
August 31, 2017 |
Credit score impacts everything — even the very football team you should be cheering for.
This Teenager Probably Knows More About Money Than You Do
August 28, 2017 |
The latest Debt.com scholarship winner loves profit and nonprofits.
Americans Are Getting Better at Paying For College
August 14, 2017 |
For the first time in a decade, scholarships and grants cover a third of college costs.
Who Are Counterfeit Textbooks Really Cheating?
August 8, 2017 |
After tuition, textbooks are one of the biggest college expenses. One company is trying to stop students from seeking other options.
What’s Your Back-to-School Budget?
July 26, 2017 |
After the holiday season, back-to-school shopping is the second largest spending event of the year. Nearly half of Americans will shop online, according to the National Retail Federation. In total, they’ll spend an estimated $83.6 billion — a more than 10 percent jump over last year, and a five-year high — to get grade school […]
Money on the Street Interviews: What’s Your Opinion of Student Loan Debt in America?
July 13, 2017 |
Half-clothed beachgoers give some very serious answers about their thoughts on federal student loans and the debt they cause.
Parents Still Don’t Know How to Teach Their Kids About Money
July 11, 2017 |
Even though parents want to have a conversation, bad habits are passed down through generations
The College Savings Option Everybody Forgets
July 5, 2017 |
21 years later, 529 plans get no respect — even though they save on taxes, too.
Students Relying Less on Parents to Pay for College
June 20, 2017 |
Facing higher costs, teens are relying more on scholarships, grants and their own savings.
Student Loans: What America Doesn’t Know Is Killing Us
June 20, 2017 |
Most borrowers have no idea what they’ll owe in the future – or even how many years their loans are for
How Do I Stop Being a Co-Signer On A Student Loan?
June 14, 2017 |
A reader wants to know how to stop being financially responsible for someone else’s debt.
How The Government Adds To Student Loan Debt When It Tries To Lower It
June 12, 2017 |
What happens when an obscure lawsuit sways a federal judge? Chaos.
What You Can Learn About Money From A Commencement Speech
May 29, 2017 |
Here are six lessons not only for new grads, but for everyone.
Can Volunteer Firefighters Get Student Loan Forgiveness?
May 24, 2017 |
A reader wants to know if you need a real job to get real debt relief.
Why You Should Refinance Your Student Loans
May 10, 2017 |
As college costs continue to grow, graduates should refinance their loans sooner to lower interest rates, which means you could pay off your loan sooner.
How To Win A Scholarship: Apply 63 Times
May 1, 2017 |
Caitlyn Remick knows how to dress up — and save up.
Ask The Expert: Should We NOT Send Our Son To College?
April 26, 2017 |
A reader and his wife are arguing about college for their son.
Student Loans Make Millennials Desperate
April 11, 2017 |
Nearly 90 percent of young employees would commit to an employer for 5 years – if it helped them pay back their debt.
Can’t Pick a Career? TV Can Help
April 7, 2017 |
Research shows nearly 25 percent of high school students pick their career based on something they saw on TV or in a movie.
Educated And Employed
March 28, 2017 |
2017 shows the highest hiring rates for entry level jobs in 15 years.
Paying Double: How Do Twins Afford College?
February 27, 2017 |
Nadia Garcia is the Debt.com’s 10th scholarship recipient, and the first twin to win.
Need College Money? Be a Sugar Baby
February 16, 2017 |
Need to pay for college? Sugar Babies on this “not an escort” site go to some pricy schools around the country.
Most Employees Don’t Get the Student Loan Help They Need
January 5, 2017 |
Companies could be doing their employees a huge service if they offered some — and sometimes better — student loan repayment assistance.
Dvorkin On Debt: Pan’s Plan
January 2, 2017 |
Ronald Pan is the latest Debt.com scholarship winner, for three big reasons.
Ask The Expert: Do I NEED To Go To College? [video]
December 28, 2016 |
A young reader wants to know his financial options after high school.
The Hardest-Working Woman In Scholarships
November 7, 2016 |
Abby Marion never gives up, so we gave in. She’s the ninth Debt.com scholarship winner.
5 Creative Ways To Reduce Student Loan Debt
October 26, 2016 |
You don’t have to spend 15 years repaying your student loans and struggling. Here’s how you can do it faster.
How to Use 529 College Savings and Not Run Afoul of the IRS
October 18, 2016 |
They’re great for covering the cost of tuition and more, but you need to follow the rules or the tax man will get you.
Ask The Expert: Should I Wait To Go To College Till Hillary Wins?
October 5, 2016 |
A reader wants to wait until Hillary Clinton launcher her “free college” program.
Parents Are Saving Better for College
September 29, 2016 |
Most parents are saving for their child’s education, and they’re saving more money.
Ask The Expert: My Husband Hates 529 Plans. Is He Right?
September 21, 2016 |
A reader wants to save now for their infant son’s college, but her spouse has serious doubts.
What A Millennial Thinks Is His Generation’s Greatest Weakness
September 20, 2016 |
It’s their dependency on their parents for financial decisions.
Millennials Care More About Happiness Than Money
September 19, 2016 |
Income is last on the list for what young people want out of work, and it’s affecting how they interpret the value of money.
Your Choice of College May Come Down to Location
September 15, 2016 |
The best colleges are in cities with some of the most expensive off-campus housing. It costs more to live near Stanford than actually attend it.
ITT Tech Closes – How to Get Your Student Loan Debt Forgiven
September 9, 2016 |
If you took out loans while attending ITT Tech and haven’t graduated, you need to read this.
Dvorkin On Debt: From Homeless To College
August 29, 2016 |
The eighth Debt.com scholarship winner has two goals: Find a home and become an artist.
Don’t Put College On Your Credit Card
August 24, 2016 |
Most public schools charge convenience fees that can put you out hundreds of extra dollars a year