student loans

post-thumb

College Tip: Know the Risks of Paying for College with Plus Loans

If you can’t afford a college without a PLUS loan, then for many parents and families the college is simply not affordable.
post-thumb

Student Loan Tip: Do cosignors need life insurance to cover your student loans?

According to a recent article by Policy Genius, “The cost of college has skyrocketed over the last decade, resulting in $1.4 trillion of outstanding student loan debt. But college grads aren’t the only ones on the hook for their balances. Per student debt analytics firm MeasureOne, last school year, about 93% of undergraduate private student loans had […]
post-thumb

Balancing Cash, Savings and Financing Options to Pay for College Costs

You were ecstatic when she was awarded that merit scholarship. Even better when she still got a need-based grant. She accepted the admission offer, and then life was a swirl of senior year ceremonies, graduation, parties, and maximizing her last summer before going off to college. You hadn’t really thought more about college costs until […]
post-thumb

Parent Loans For College Are Skyrocketing

We value the good work and analysis of the Urban Institute on trends that impact access to the benefits of education. The value of a college degree has never been higher, but as we have often stated the value of a college education must be rational and include a discussion on college affordability for families […]
post-thumb

FAFSA Tips – Do it Early & Honestly

FAFSA can equal money for college parents. However it is best if you file early and take care to answer honestly. Those are always topics we aim to discuss in a clear and transparent way for college parents.
post-thumb

FAFSA Tips – Cashing In On College Aid

For parents of high school seniors or college students, Thanksgiving is a good time to complete the FAFSA.  This free online government form unlocks a world of financial aid alternatives for your college student and family.
post-thumb

FAFSA Tips – Do it Early & Honestly

FAFSA can equal money for college parents. However it is best if you file early and take care to answer honestly. Those are always topics we aim to discuss in a clear and transparent way for college parents.
post-thumb

Do cosignors need life insurance to cover your student loans?

According to a recent article by Policy Genius, “The cost of college has skyrocketed over the last decade, resulting in $1.4 trillion of outstanding student loan debt. But college grads aren’t the only ones on the hook for their balances. Per student debt analytics firm MeasureOne, last school year, about 93% of undergraduate private student loans had […]
post-thumb

Decoding the Cost of College

Our bi-annual research on College Parents consistently finds that paying for college is most often the 2nd largest expense in the life of a family.  Next to purchasing a home, paying for college can be a daunting event.
post-thumb

FAFSA – Do it Early & Honestly

FAFSA can equal money for college parents. However it is best if you file early and take care to answer honestly. Those are always topics we aim to discuss in a clear and transparent way for college parents.