Parent PLUS Loans vs. Cosigning Private Loans vs. HELOC Loans

If you have to borrow money to help your child pay for college, there are many routes to choose from. Most experts, myself included, believe that federal direct student loans… Read more

Survey: Top 10 Professions Pursuing Student Loan Forgiveness

For many people, student loans are a path to get the necessary educational requirements to pursue a certain profession. While student loan debt amounts vary based on school, such as… Read more

How to Take Advantage of the Temporary Changes to Federal Student Loan Forgiveness

For over a decade, earning student loan forgiveness has been needlessly and unfairly complicated. When the first batch of borrowers eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness submitted their applications, over… Read more

What to Know About Fresh Start for Federal Student Loans

When the Biden Administration announced a sixth extension to the federal student loan payment pause and interest waiver, it mentioned a “fresh start” program to provide delinquent and defaulted borrowers… Read more

How to Change a Variable-Rate Student Loan into a Fixed-Rate Loan

Editor’s Note: This article covers the strategies borrowers can use to convert their variable-rate federal and private loans into fixed-rate loans. For a more general discussion on inflation, check out… Read more

Student Loan Forgiveness is Probably Happening: What to do Right Now

The chances of student loan forgiveness happening in the next six months have gone up dramatically. The Biden administration is ironing out the details, but a significant announcement on federal… Read more

I’m a CFP and Here Are the 4 Things to Look for In Student Loans

As a financial advisor, I have always cautioned clients and their families to avoid borrowing money unless they absolutely have to. Like it or not, but higher education is often… Read more

Student Loan Deferment – College Ave

Students and graduates typically defer their student loan payments for two reasons. They’re currently in school or they’re finding it difficult to make payments after graduation due to their financial… Read more

Fighting Inflation: How to Stop Student Loan Interest Rate Increases

When we think about inflation, rising gas prices or higher grocery bills usually come to mind. Sadly, inflation often means higher interest rates for student loan borrowers. The good news… Read more

How to Consolidate or Refinance Aidvantage Student Loans

If you are unhappy with your Aidvantage loans, consolidation and refinancing both offer many perks, including a fresh start with a new servicer. Before jumping into the details and the… Read more