Student Loan Newsletter Archive

September 10, 2010 Issue 187: Build Good Credit and a Future At the Same Time
September 3, 2010 Issue 186: Tuition Reimbursement
August 27, 2010 Issue 185: Let's Forgive and Forget
August 20, 2010 Issue 184: Size Really Does Matter
August 13, 2010 Issue 183: It's the Small Things That Matter
August 6, 2010 Issue 182: Lender Incentives
July 30, 2010 Issue 181: Avoid "Senioritis," Get A Head Start On Life
July 23, 2010 Issue 180: Make Sure You Don't Pick A Lemon
July 16, 2010 Issue 179: Talk it Over With Your Cosigner
July 9, 2010 Issue 178: Refinancing More Than Once
July 2, 2010 Issue 177: Priorities Are Key
June 25, 2010 Issue 176: Goal of Refinancing Student Loans
June 18, 2010 Issue 175: Application Process
June 11, 2010 Issue 174: Determining College Expenses
June 4, 2010 Issue 173: Don't Settle for Less Than You Really Want
May 28, 2010 Issue 172: Entrance And Exit Counseling For Federal Financial Aid
May 21, 2010 Issue 171: Information Needed To Complete The FAFSA
May 14, 2010 Issue 170: Knowledge is Money
May 7, 2010 Issue 169: Sometimes an Extra Step Helps
April 30, 2010 Issue 168: Rehabilitating a Bad Student Loan
April 23, 2010 Issue 167: Financial Aid For Distance Education Programs
April 16, 2010 Issue 166: Maximum Need-Based Student Loan Award Amounts
April 9, 2010 Issue 165: Stafford Loans
April 2, 2010 Issue 164: Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Student Loans
March 26, 2010 Issue 163: The Direct Loan Versus FFEL Loan Program
March 19, 2010 Issue 162: The Federal Perkins Loan
March 12, 2010 Issue 161: Work Study
March 5, 2010 Issue 160: Types of Private Student Grants
February 26, 2010 Issue 159: Graduate Fellowships
February 19, 2010 Issue 158: Paying For College With A Credit Card
February 5, 2010 Issue 157: Types Of Federal Financial Aid
January 29, 2010 Issue 156: Eligibility And Requirements For Private Student Loans
January 22, 2010 Issue 155: Getting A Student Loan Through A Private Lender
January 15, 2010 Issue 154: PLUS Loans
January 8, 2010 Issue 153: Private Student Loans For Study Abroad Programs
January 1, 2010 Issue 152: Receiving Federal And Private Student Loans
December 25, 2009 Issue 151: Repaying Private Student Loans
December 18, 2009 Issue 150: Sources For Private Student Loans
December 11, 2009 Issue 149: Managing College Debt
December 4, 2009 Issue 148: Repayment Plans
November 27, 2009 Issue 147: Special Loan Forgiveness Programs (Medical, Law School, Other)
November 20, 2009 Issue 146: Student Loan Forgiveness
November 13, 2009 Issue 145: The Grace Period Before Repayment Begins
November 6, 2009 Issue 144: Information Needed for Loan Consolidation
October 30, 2009 Issue 143: Finding Lenders Who Will Refinance Student Loans
October 23, 2009 Issue 142: Grad School Budget Headaches
October 16, 2009 Issue 141: Timing is Everything
October 9, 2009 Issue 140: Sometimes 1 is better than 2, or 3 ...
October 2, 2009 Issue 139: Using a Calculator is Not Cheating!
September 25, 2009 Issue 138: Bargain Shopper for Consolidation
September 18, 2009 Issue 137: Loans With Built-In Prenup
September 11, 2009 Issue 136: Consolidating Parent PLUS Loans
September 4, 2009 Issue 135: Loan Stipulations and Academic Requirements
August 28, 2009 Issue 134: Available Now At Your Local Participating College
August 21, 2009 Issue 133: The Sky is the Limit ... Sort of
August 14, 2009 Issue 132: Stafford Interest rates
August 7, 2009 Issue 131: To Forgive or Not To Forgive ... Your Stafford Loans
July 31, 2009 Issue 130: Entrance and Exit Counseling
July 24, 2009 Issue 129: Stafford Loan Repayment Options
July 17, 2009 Issue 128: Importance of Paying Off Perkins Loans
July 10, 2009 Issue 127: Postponing Payments on Your Perkins Loan
July 3, 2009 Issue 126: Change Your Mind About Your Perkins Loan?
June 26, 2009 Issue 125: Perkins Criteria
June 19, 2009 Issue 124: Campus-Based Aid
June 12, 2009 Issue 123: Forgiveness is a Virtue
June 5, 2009 Issue 122: Education Tax Deductions
May 29, 2009 Issue 121: It's a Date!
May 22, 2009 Issue 120: Financial Aid Catch-22
May 15, 2009 Issue 119: Watch Out For Scams
May 8, 2009 Issue 118: Money For Living Expenses
May 1, 2009 Issue 117: Pace Yourself
April 24, 2009 Issue 116: Federal Direct Student Loans
April 17, 2009 Issue 115: Do You Know What the Score is?
April 10, 2009 Issue 114: Bad Credit Doesn't Mean Dead End
April 3, 2009 Issue 113: Charging Can Lead to a Retreat
March 27, 2009 Issue 112: Credit is a Gray Area
March 20, 2009 Issue 111: Get Your Credit Report
March 13, 2009 Issue 110: Credit Counseling Helps
March 6, 2009 Issue 109: Scholarships and Grants Don't Rely on Credit
February 20, 2009 Issue 108: Getting Around Bad Credit is a Science
February 13, 2009 Issue 107: Talk to a Friend
February 6, 2009 Issue 106: Save Money Now
January 30, 2009 Issue 105: Secure Your Information
January 23, 2009 Issue 104: Can A Refinanced Student Loan Be Cancelled?
January 16, 2009 Issue 103: Tax Incentives For Refinanced Student Loans
January 9, 2009 Issue 102: PLUS Loan Refinance
January 2, 2009 Issue 101: Refinancing a Perkins Loan
December 26, 2008 Issue 100: Refinancing A Consolidated Student Loan
December 19, 2008 Issue 99: Defaulted Student Loans
December 12, 2008 Issue 98: The Disadvantages Of Refinancing Your Student Loans
December 5, 2008 Issue 97: The Benefits Of Refinancing Your Student Loans
November 28, 2008 Issue 96: Qualifying For Student Loan Refinancing
November 21, 2008 Issue 95: When Not To Consolidate Your Loans
November 14, 2008 Issue 94: What Is Student Loan Consolidation?
November 7, 2008 Issue 93: What Loans Can Be Consolidated?
October 31, 2008 Issue 92: When To Consolidate Your Student Loans
October 24, 2008 Issue 91: Consolidation Loan Interest Rates
October 17, 2008 Issue 90: Consolidation Loan Repayment
October 10, 2008 Issue 89: How To Consolidate Student Loans
October 3, 2008 Issue 88: Benefits Of Student Loan Consolidation
September 26, 2008 Issue 87: Volunteering To Reduce Student Loan Debt
September 19, 2008 Issue 86: Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness
September 12, 2008 Issue 85: Bankruptcy And Loan Repayment
September 5, 2008 Issue 84: Student Loan Interest Tax Benefit
August 29, 2008 Issue 83: Death Or Disability Of The Borrower
August 22, 2008 Issue 82: Student Loan Forbearance
August 15, 2008 Issue 81: Student Loan Deferment
August 8, 2008 Issue 80: Education For Military Personnel
August 1, 2008 Issue 79: Pre-Paying For College
July 25, 2008 Issue 78: Employee Tuition Waivers
July 18, 2008 Issue 77: Graduate Assistantship
July 11, 2008 Issue 76: Part-Time Employment
July 4, 2008 Issue 75: Scholarships
June 27, 2008 Issue 74: College Student Tax Benefits
June 20, 2008 Issue 73: Your College Savings (Tax Sheltered College Savings Accounts)
June 13, 2008 Issue 72: Your Income And Assets
June 6, 2008 Issue 71: Financial Forecast
May 30, 2008 Issue 70: Interest Catching Your Interest?
May 23, 2008 Issue 69: Bridging the Gap
May 16, 2008 Issue 68: Dropping Out of School
May 9, 2008 Issue 67: Eligibility and Financial Need
May 2, 2008 Issue 66: Talent Grants
April 25, 2008 Issue 65: Finding Private Student Grants And Scholarships
April 18, 2008 Issue 64: Costs Covered By A Grant
April 11, 2008 Issue 63: State Grants
April 4, 2008 Issue 62: SEOG Funds For Students With A Demonstrated Financial Need
March 28, 2008 Issue 61: Student to Student Grants
March 21, 2008 Issue 60: Pell Grant Criteria
March 14, 2008 Issue 59: Identity Theft
March 7, 2008 Issue 58: A Home Equity Loan
February 29, 2008 Issue 57: Your Credit Score
February 22, 2008 Issue 56: Appealing a Denied Loan
February 15, 2008 Issue 55: Student Loan Scams
February 8, 2008 Issue 54: Bad Credit High Interest Student Loans
February 1, 2008 Issue 53: Lender of Last Resort
January 25, 2008 Issue 52: Using a Cosigner
January 18, 2008 Issue 51: Defaulting On A Federal Student Loan
January 11, 2008 Issue 50: Benefits of Federal Student Aid
January 4, 2008 Issue 49: Loan Fees On Federal Student Loans
December 28, 2007 Issue 48: Student Achievement And Grades Can Impact Financial Aid
December 21, 2007 Issue 47: Student Loan Disbursement
December 14, 2007 Issue 46: Eligibility For Federal Student Loans
December 7, 2007 Issue 45: Requesting A Change To The SAR Based On Special Circumstances
November 30, 2007 Issue 44: Student Aid Report (SAR)
November 23, 2007 Issue 43: Financial Aid Verification
November 16, 2007 Issue 42: How Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Is Determined
November 9, 2007 Issue 41: Student Status: Independent Versus Dependent
November 2, 2007 Issue 40: Renewal FAFSA
October 26, 2007 Issue 39: Getting A Student Loan Through A Private Lender
October 19, 2007 Issue 38: Managing College Debt
October 12, 2007 Issue 37: Maximum Need-Based Student Loan Award Amounts
October 5, 2007 Issue 36: Special Loan Forgiveness Programs (Medical, Law School, Other)
September 28, 2007 Issue 35: Types Of Federal Financial Aid
September 21, 2007 Issue 34: Entrance And Exit Counseling For Federal Financial Aid
September 14, 2007 Issue 33: The Federal Perkins Loan
September 7, 2007 Issue 32: Types of Private Student Grants
August 31, 2007 Issue 31: Paying For College With A Credit Card
August 24, 2007 Issue 30: Who Is Sallie Mae?
August 17, 2007 Issue 29: Information Needed To Complete The FAFSA
August 10, 2007 Issue 28: Rehabilitating a Bad Student Loan
August 3, 2007 Issue 27: PLUS Loans
July 27, 2007 Issue 26: Eligibility And Requirements For Private Student Loans
July 13, 2007 Issue 25: Stafford Loans
July 6, 2007 Issue 24: Repaying Private Student Loans
June 29, 2007 Issue 23: Sources For Private Student Loans
June 22, 2007 Issue 22: Work Study
June 15, 2007 Issue 21: Repayment Plans
June 8, 2007 Issue 20: Private Student Loans For Study Abroad Programs
June 1, 2007 Issue 19: Student Loan Forgiveness
May 25, 2007 Issue 18: Receiving Federal And Private Student Loans
May 18, 2007 Issue 17: Information Needed for Loan Consolidation
May 11, 2007 Issue 16: Application Process
May 4, 2007 Issue 15: Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Student Loans
April 27, 2007 Issue 14: Completing The FAFSA Honestly
April 20, 2007 Issue 13: Apply Early But Not Often
April 13, 2007 Issue 12: Donít Pay To Apply For Financial Aid
April 6, 2007 Issue 11: Financial Aid For Distance Education Programs
March 30, 2007 Issue 10: Graduate Fellowships
March 23, 2007 Issue 9: The Direct Loan Versus FFEL Loan Program
March 16, 2007 Issue 8: The Student Loan Promissory Note
March 9, 2007 Issue 7: Using a Private Bank for Loan Consolidation
March 2, 2007 Issue 6: Student Loans For Professional Degrees
February 23, 2007 Issue 5: International Student Loans
February 16, 2007 Issue 4: Finding Lenders Who Will Refinance Student Loans
February 9, 2007 Issue 3: Determining College Expenses
February 2, 2007 Issue 2: When Should You Contact Your Loan Servicing Agency?
January 26, 2007 Issue 1: The Grace Period Before Repayment Begins
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