Which Student Loan Should You Pay Off First?

When it’s time to repay multiple student loans, it can be difficult to know where to begin. You may even wonder, “Which student loans should I pay off first?” and… Read more

The College Survival Guide | The Student Loan Sherpa

During my first week at college, I went to an all-you-can-eat wing night. Because I was there with about a dozen other freshman guys, our dinner quickly escalated into a… Read more

Higher Tuition Costs May be Worth It

As discussed in several prior articles on this website, tuition costs at many colleges and universities are astonishingly high. Indeed, tuition costs have been increasing more than the cost of… Read more

Should I Work Part-Time or Apply for a Private Student Loan?

A college education is expensive. Tuition, books, housing, food and other living expenses add up fast. While financial aid packages may include grants, scholarships and federal student loans, these funds… Read more

What to Know About Paying Off Student Loans Early

Before asking yourself if you should pay off student loans early, make sure you’ve looked at the math between paying your loans down to zero and loan forgiveness alternatives. It might… Read more

MyFedLoan Exits Student Loan Servicing: Next Steps for Borrowers

The decision for MyFedLoan to exit federal student loan servicing could not come at a worse time for borrowers. The contract with Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), the company… Read more

Scholarships for Hispanic & Latinx Students

Heritage  The most important qualifying factor when determining your eligibility to apply for Hispanic or Latinx-specific scholarships is having Hispanic or Latin heritage!  Grades Most scholarships typically require a minimum… Read more

Self-Employment and Student Loans – Student Debt Diaries

During my student debt repayment saga, I always had a main job working for other people. As mentioned in numerous prior articles on this website, I also had several part-time… Read more

10 Common Private Student Loan Application Mistakes to Avoid

Unfortunately, some student’s federal aid doesn’t cover the full cost of their tuition. Private student loans offer a solution. Private student loans have the ability to be used for tuition,… Read more

Tell the Department of Education to Fix Public Service Loan Forgiveness and Deliver on the Promise of Debt Relief for the Legal Services Community

By: Kyra Taylor & Kat Welbeck The promise of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program is simple. Student loan borrowers who dedicate ten years to working in public service… Read more