Credible Makes Next-Gen Private Student Loan Marketplace Available to Colleges and Universities

Credible Makes Next-Gen Private Student Loan Marketplace Available to Colleges and Universities

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Students headed to college this fall will find it easier than ever to discover and compare their private student loan options with multiple lenders when using the next generation of Credible’s industry-leading marketplace. Significant improvements to Credible’s private student loan marketplace were inspired by feedback from students and parents, and include: A guided ‘concierge’ experience
7 Tips for Job Hunting in the Time of Coronavirus

7 Tips for Job Hunting in the Time of Coronavirus

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As a graduating college senior, you have likely seen your life turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only have you had to adapt to virtual learning, but you’re also set to graduate into a climate of intense economic uncertainty. While it’s normal to feel discouraged about your chances of employment at this time,
Tuition & Room and Board: On-Campus vs. Off-Campus Costs

Tuition & Room and Board: On-Campus vs. Off-Campus Costs

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On top of your tuition, one of the biggest chunks of the total cost of attendance for your college education is your room and board. Room and board includes what you’ll pay to rent a dorm or apartment and cover meal costs. Living off campus could potentially reduce your living costs, which would cut down
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Parent’s Guide to Applying for Private Student Loans

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Note that the situation for student loans has changed due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and relief efforts from the government and many lenders. Check out our Student Loan Hero Coronavirus Information Center for additional news and details. *          *          * If your child has
4 Ideas for Building Credit as a College Student

4 Ideas for Building Credit as a College Student

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If you’re wondering how to build credit as a college student, you’re on the right track. After all, your credit score comes into play everywhere from applying for private student loans to filling out an application to rent an apartment. This is because your credit score allows lenders to get an idea of your entire
10 Key Questions to Ask Before Refinancing Your Student Loans

10 Key Questions to Ask Before Refinancing Your Student Loans

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Refinancing your student loans can be a smart strategy. You may be able to secure a lower student loan rate, reduce your monthly payments or otherwise renegotiate the terms of your debt. But like most money moves, refinancing needs to be carefully thought out to ensure it’s the best option for you personally. While it
College Degree is Best Protection Against Economic Impacts of Coronavirus

College Degree is Best Protection Against Economic Impacts of Coronavirus

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Workers with college degrees have fared better during the coronavirus crisis than those with less education, but most Americans say the relief checks the government will begin distributing next week are needed to pay for necessities like groceries, rent, and utilities. That’s according to a new survey commissioned by Credible to gauge the economic impacts
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How You Can Use the FAFSA4caster Tool to Predict Your Financial Aid

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The FAFSA4caster estimates your federal financial aid award before you apply, helping you to compare the cost of attendance at multiple colleges. Plus, you can take steps to maximize the amount of financial aid you receive. Let’s take a closer look at how this FAFSA estimator works. What is the FAFSA4Caster? How to use the
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Guide to Every Type of Student Loan Offered

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If you’re headed off to school, it’s a good idea to learn about the types of student loans you might need first. In 2017, two-thirds of students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree had to take on debt to pay for school, borrowing $28,500 on average. Graduate and professional students took on even more debt
Great Lakes Student Loans Review: How to Find the Right Repayment Plan

Great Lakes Student Loans Review: How to Find the Right Repayment Plan

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Great Lakes is one of the major servicers for federal student loans. While it was acquired by another student loan servicing giant, Nelnet, Great Lakes continues to work with borrowers under its name. If you have Great Lakes student loans, read on to learn how you can take advantage of the benefits your servicer offers
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