Financial Cents: Posts About Student Loans

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The 101 on 529 Plans

Could 529 be the magic number to paying for higher education?

Posted on: January 10, 2020


Can Paying Off Your Student Loans Affect Your Credit Score?

Sometimes, your credit score will react to certain financial behavior in unexpected ways. What happens when you pay off a student loan is a great example.

Posted on: November 21, 2019


Paying for College With Bad Credit

If you have no credit or bad credit, there are other financial aid options to consider before plunging into the world of long- term repayments.

Posted on: November 05, 2019


Get an Education Without Going Broke

Access to higher education has become a luxury for many in the United States. Learn how to get your degree without going into (too much) debt.

Posted on: October 19, 2019


Will My Student Loans be Forgiven?

We have good news and bad news … well really just bad news.

Posted on: September 26, 2019


Student Loans: To Pay or Just to Save

Paying off your student loans is good, but you don't want to pay them off so aggressively that you don't build up a nest egg.

Posted on: April 05, 2019


10 College Majors That Will Get You Paid

Student debt is a huge financial burden for millions of Americans, but some college majors are actually worth the cost.

Posted on: November 20, 2018


What’s the Best Way to Tackle Student Loan Debt?

Your strategy will depend on what kinds of student loans you've taken out, what interest rates you pay, and how much extra money you can spare.

Posted on: September 06, 2018