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How to Save Big on Refinancing Education Loans
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How to Save Big on Refinancing Education Loans

Mark Kantrowitz | October 22, 2020

A sharp drop in interest rates means students and parents can save thousands of dollars by refinancing education loans while reducing monthly payments.

Student Loan “Relief” Is Often a Scam
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Student Loan “Relief” Is Often a Scam

Mark Kantrowitz | September 9, 2019

Instead of getting you relief from your student loan debt, these scams could plunge you into default.

Student Loan Debt Is Falling—On Women. Here’s How to Help.
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Student Loan Debt Is Falling—On Women. Here’s How to Help.

June 21, 2018

Women now carry nearly twice the burden of student loan debt that men do. Here's why—and how families can help.

Paying Off a Student Loan?
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Paying Off a Student Loan?

Mark Kantrowitz | February 21, 2017

Avoid These Costly Mistakes The cost of college has skyrocketed in recent decades, and so has the burden of student…

How to Get Cash Back for College
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How to Get Cash Back for College

Mark Kantrowitz | July 19, 2016

Paying for your purchases with credit cards could earn you money for a child’s college education. It even might help…

The Student-Loan Forgiveness Hoax
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The Student-Loan Forgiveness Hoax

Mark Kantrowitz | February 3, 2016

The Internet is littered with ads promoting the Obama Administration’s Student-Loan Forgiveness Program. There have been TV ads about it,…

Student Loan Rules Are Changing
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Student Loan Rules Are Changing

Kalman Chany | August 16, 2012

Rules for Stafford loans—government loans made directly to students—are about to change in ways not beneficial to students. If your…