Don't skip these steps when borrowing parent student loans

Many parents take out student loans to help pay for their child’s education. But not all of them share that information with their son or daughter. That silence is an easy misstep for parents who deci...

‘Shadow’ lenders can leave college students in the dark

A new high school graduate may take out about $37,200 in student loans for college, according to a recent NerdWallet study. And for many of them, that won’t be enough. ...

How New Grads Can Handle 3 Essential Post-College Questions

Life after graduation is always an unknown. But the coronavirus pandemic has added even more uncertainty for the nearly 4 million students expected to receive college degrees in 2019-20, according to ...

Should college savers opt for student loans this fall?

Undergraduate federal student loan interest rates could fall below 3% for the first time in more than 15 years this July, based on the most recent 10-year Treasury note auction. At ...

How to search for scholarships, not get lost in spam

Scholarship search websites promise students access to millions of awards totaling billions in free money for college. All you need is an email address to use sites like Fastweb, Ca...

Should your student loans and your spouse’s get hitched?

Multiple studies have shown that student debt can cause borrowers to delay getting married. For some borrowers, though, marriage could actually be a gateway to paying less. You can ...

These employers chip in on your student loans

Trilogy Health Services, a Louisville, Kentucky-based operator of senior living facilities, has paid $100 a month toward each eligible worker’s student loans over the past four years. Its total outlay...

4 ways to cover college costs if financial aid isn't enough

For 61% of students, college costs more than they expected, according to a recent survey from College Ave Student Loans conducted by Barnes & Noble College Insights. Yoselin Guzm...

Will a summer job burn your financial aid for college?

Roughly one-third of teenagers have summer jobs, according to the Pew Research Center. Some of these jobs may make you very familiar with the letters "SPF." But every working student should know a dif...

How much you'll really pay for that student loan

Those who graduate college with student loans owe close to $30,000 on average, according to the most recent data from the Institute for College Access & Success. But they'll like...

Why your financial aid may plummet after freshman year

Grants and scholarships are the best ways to pay for college because you don't have to repay them. But if you chose a college because it offered you the most free money, your final bill may end up big...

8 warning signs you won't finish college

Forty percent of students who enroll in a four-year college don't graduate within six years, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. These students miss the benefi...