College Applications Checklist – College Ave

Whether you’re a high school senior or the parent of a high school senior, fall is the time to work on college applications. Since the process is complex, knowing what… Read more

How 401(k) and 457 Retirement Plan Contributions Lower Student Loan Payments

Without question, my favorite student loan hack is putting money in a retirement account so that you can get lower student loan payments. For borrowers on income-driven repayment plans, monthly… Read more

Handling a Tax Audit While Repaying Student Loans

Taxes can be a complicated and daunting process for everyone, especially student debt borrowers. Many people repay student loans early in their adult lives when they do not have too… Read more
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Pell Grant Eligibility Requirements

Getting a Pell Grant is among the most highly sought-after types of federal financial assistance. They’re offered by the federal government as a way to help undergraduate students attain a… Read more

How to Consolidate Navient Student Loans

If you are unhappy with your repayment plan, interest rates, or Navient customer service but unable to pay off your loan, student loan consolidation could be the solution to your… Read more

Where to Find Physician Personal Loans

After earning a medical degree, some people might think physicians are financially set for life. However, having those coveted “MD” letters following your name doesn’t mean you’ll never run into… Read more

Forgiveness for Many: How to Solve the Student Loan Crisis

I’ve spent most of the last decade helping borrowers deal with the financial devastation caused by student loans. In that time, despite government attempts to make things better, the cost… Read more

Expectations for Incoming College Freshman

The world of higher education is full of new and exciting experiences. As high school seniors transition to college freshmen, they are faced with academic, lifestyle, and social changes. It’s… Read more

How to Pay for Medical School

There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that affording the education required to become a physician is a daunting task. On top of the escalating costs of an undergraduate degree, if… Read more

Pros and Cons of Rolling Student Loans Into Your Mortgage

Student loans and mortgages are two of the primary drivers behind consumer debt. According to recent Federal Reserve data, Americans had $10.44 trillion of outstanding mortgage debt and $1.57 trillion of… Read more