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Money Tips for College Students


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Compound Interest: Split Personality

Compound interest – the wonderful banking principle that helps your savings grow at a faster rate each year. Simply set up automatic deduction from your paycheck, sit back, watch your retirement grow and let your worries fly away. If only it were that easy.

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Recent Tips for Students

    Study: Average Student Loan Payment

    Student loan balances are reaching astronomical heights. Putting it into perspective, they are second only to mortgage debt. This debt makes it hard for graduates to do anything but just "get by."

    Parent PLUS Loan Forgiveness: Is It Possible?

    Did you take out student loans for your child to go to college? Has some regret set in? You do have some repayment options - just not as many as student borrowers.

    REPAYE: How Revise Pay As You Earn Works

    You're not alone if you hit a roadblock with keeping up with your student loans. There's a way you could lower your monthly payments with the REPAYE Program. Here's what you need to know.

    FedLoan: What You Need to Know

    You thought your student loan was with the Department of Education, but it turns out you need to pay back FedLoan. Huh? We explain all about this loan servicer below.

    Loan Forgiveness for Teachers: What Are Your Options?

    Like most new graduates, you probably have more than $30,000 in student debt. If you are a teacher and that's around your starting salary, what are you supposed to do?

    How Do Student Loans Work

    College is costly. There are many ways to help you pay for it, though. Here are the basics on your options - from scholarships and grants to federal and private loans.

    10 Grants to Pay Off Student Loans

    It's possible to pay down student loans without money from your own pocket. Graduates in certain fields have free money waiting for them. You just have to know where to look.

    How to Lower Student Loan Payments

    After college, you get a six-month grace period on your student loans. That's not a long time. Suddenly your loan payments become due. How will you pay them back?

    23 Overwhelming Student Loan Debt Statistics

    Uncover the most shocking statistics about student loan debt. Here are jaw-dropping statistics to help you get real about one of America's largest debts.

    Subsidized vs Unsubsidized Student Loans

    As a college student or graduate, you have many loan terms thrown at you. Among them you'll hear subsidized and unsubsidized loans. What's the difference? Read on.

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