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    Families Spent $3K More on College This Yearstudent loans, Personal Finance

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    For the past four academic years, families tried to reduce the amount of money they paid for college, even as tuition prices steadily grew. For the first time since the 2009-2010 school year, families of undergraduate students spent more than $24,000 on average for a year of college, according to the “How America Pays for College” report from education finance company Sallie Mae. The $24,164 spent by an average family for the 2014-2015 term was […]

  • 3 Student Loan Strategies that Won’t Get You Out of DebtColumn, student loans

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    Class of 2014, the time has come to find a job and start paying down your student loans. Like many young graduates, you probably don’t feel like embracing this particular change. If that’s the case, I’d like to suggest you at least consider shaking its hand. Commencement season is here, which means a torrent of speeches about risk-taking and being bold on life’s journey — with a laugh line here and there about the student […]

  • Student Loans: Could Your Co-signer Kill Your Credit?student loans, Blog

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    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a report by Rohit Chopra that highlighted an important issue in the student loan landscape. Student loans are going into default because a co-signer dies or files for bankruptcy, and it’s happening sometimes faster than borrowers can take action. Till death when you come apart? The CFPB reported receiving ongoing complaints from borrowers who find out upon the death of their co-signer (usually a parent or grandparent) that a […]

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