February 20, 2018

Money, Finance & Paying for College

How to Get Rid of Your Student Loan Burden

Not everyone at university is fortunate enough to have their parents pay for their tuition. For those who don’t have this privilege, there is the option of a student loan. However, student debt incurred by a loan is becoming a serious problem in United States and in other countries. Like millions of American homeowners who found themselves trapped in houses they couldn’t afford, college graduates got entangled into a bubble of their own. Many who took this gamble find themselves burdened with … [Read more...]

How to Pay off Your Student Loans as Soon as Possible

The average college graduate from the class of 2012 left school owing $29,400 in student loan debt, according to the Institute for College Access and Success. And almost 12 percent of borrowers are 90 days or more behind on loan repayments, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reports. This debt burden has delayed home ownership for many graduates, with Harvard's State of the Nation's Housing study finding that home ownership is down 8 percent for Americans between 25 and 34. If you're in school … [Read more...]

Financing Your Higher Education

Earning a college degree has become an expensive task. With the burgeoning education cost, financing higher education is turning to be a challenging task for both - students and parents. The following post shares some useful ways to finance your education. Read on… So, you are ready to earn a university degree in your desired field of education, but the thought of arranging finances for your higher education turns your excitement into an intimidating thought! With education cost going beyond … [Read more...]

10 Tips for College Students Applying for Scholarships

Applying for scholarships just makes sense. Winning a scholarship means spending less out of pocket money, which is very important for college students on a strict budget. But no one is going to simply hand you a wad of money. It can be daunting at the beginning but getting started is essential. The second application is easier than the first. Besides, the practice you’ll get from polishing your scholarship applications can help prepare you for future job hunting. Follow the tips below to … [Read more...]

Smart Strategies That Will Land You a Scholarship Grant

Tertiary education is the make or break point of a person's future. It defines what a student will become after he finishes his studies. But college is not easy on the pocket. Only the privileged can afford to pay for a really good school. Most students take loans while others take part time jobs to finish college. If you are a high school student dedicated to take tertiary learning, you need to take scholarship programs to ease the finances. There are many scholarship programs that … [Read more...]

They say… College costs are rising at three times the rate of inflation

The cost of attending college is rising three times as fast as inflation. That's what they say at FinAid.org. In support of that claim InflationData.com reports that the overall inflation rate has increased 107.05% since. That's why we pay twice as much for everything. In that same time frame tuition increased 466.80%. Wouldn't that mean we pay four and a half times as much to get educated? Something about that doesn't seem very smart. The result? A college education is predicted to cost … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Graduate College Debt-Free

For many of those going to college or those that are currently enrolled the idea of getting a degree and finishing debt-free seems to be nearly impossible. For many, college currently has a price tag of above $40,000, which seems a nearly impossible figure to pay off without any ongoing debt. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York stated that 37 million Americans currently have student loan debt. Two-thirds of students borrow funds to receive their bachelor’s degree, placing the average student … [Read more...]

Will Moving To Europe For College Save Money?

Since it recently hit the news that the last German universities have axed their tuition fees facebook and twitter have been blowing up with people saying that it’s time to pick up and go to Europe to avoid the prohibitive cost of college in the US. While it’s true that your college education is truly free of charge in several EU countries, there are a few other things that you’ll need to consider before deciding to pack your bags and hop the pond. Living Expenses While universities are … [Read more...]