Paying for College

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Choosing Between Fixed-Rate & Variable Rate Private Loans

October 30, 2014 | posted by College Money Insider.

If you’ve shopped for private student loans over the past year, you might have noticed that a “new kid” has arrived on the scene: the fixed-rate private loan. More banks and credit unions have introduced fixed-rate private loans over the past year in an effort to provide more options for consumers.
While interest rates can differ…

A Visual Guide to Navigating the World of Financial Aid

September 8, 2014 | posted by College Money Insider.

Terrific infographic from the team at  Expecting the unexpected,  a visual guide to navigating the world of financial aid.



States with the most student debt

July 31, 2014 | posted by College Money Insider.

According to the latest numbers the average student owes $25,000 in federal student loan debt.  According to data from the Department of Education, and there are 19 states where the average is higher but here are the top 10 states where borrowers owe the most:
Average Federal Student Loan Debt Per Borrower
10. New…

Crafting A Repayment Plan for Your Student Loans

July 21, 2014 | posted by College Money Insider.

It’s a time of great change for the members of the recently-graduated Class of 2014. Whether a few months into a new job or still looking for the right opportunity, everyone is trying to figure out their new life – and just as importantly, how to pay for it.
The first step towards gaining your footing…

The Student-Parent Connection: Acceptance!

January 14, 2014 | posted by College Money Insider.

The Student-Parent Connection is a monthly feature here on College Money Insider. During the school year, we have a student and parent share their thoughts and experiences as they save up for college and prepare to go through the college application process. Today’s post is by Jessica Avery!
If you have any tips to help students…