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FAFSA Webinar - Register for Sept. 30!

The 2021-2022 FAFSA opens one month from today! Our College Access and Repayment Counselor will be hosting a free webinar on September 30 at 1:00 or 6:00pm ET to review some of the most commonly asked questions.


Federal Student Loan Payment Suspension - What You Need to Know

With the extension of certain federal loan repayment measures through December 31, 2020, many borrowers may be wondering what this means for their loans, and if they should continue making payments if they are able. We outline some FAQs for borrowers.


How to Succeed in Online College Courses

As of July 29, 2020, the Chronicle of Higher Education indicated that only 23.5% of schools plan to offer wholly or primarily in-person classes this fall, meaning many college students will need to adjust to taking courses from home. College can be challenging enough when you're immersed in campus life; shifting to virtual learning may seem even more intimidating. Below we share some tips to set yourself up for success in online classes.


Federal Direct PLUS vs. Private Loans - Know the Difference

If you’ve exhausted free and cheap money for college costs and are still faced with funding gaps, you may be considering PLUS or private student loans. We'll help you compare the two options.


Should You Consider a Gap Year?

While colleges are trying to finalize their plans, many graduates and families are weighing the options for themselves. With so many unknowns, some students may be considering forgoing college this fall altogether and taking what is known as a “gap year."


Fixed vs. Variable Rate Student Loans

When searching for private student loan options, you may find some lenders offer both a fixed and a variable rate option. What does this mean, and what are the pros and cons of each?


Deciphering Financial Aid Award Letters

By now your family has received financial aid award letters from the colleges where you have been accepted. Comparing award letters and deciding which college is the best match can be confusing and overwhelming! For help understanding your award letters, read more.


COVID-19 Impacts on SAT and ACT Testing

The SAT and ACT are two key examinations for college-bound high school students. Typically these tests are taken in the spring of a student’s junior year of high school. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, spring test dates have been canceled and rescheduled. Here’s what you need to know...


Appealing Your Award Letter

Given the current state of the economy, there’s a good chance your family’s financial situation has changed since you completed your FAFSA. With award letters from colleges already in your hands, how do you request additional financial aid to cover your college costs?


How to Use Your Stimulus Check Wisely

The CARES Act will provide about $2 trillion to help offset the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill included stimulus payments for millions of Americans, and distribution of those payments began this week. If you received or will receive a stimulus check, we share some tips for using it responsibly.

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