When paying extra on your student loan payment and entering pay ahead status, you could be harming your potential for loan forgiveness.
The Collection of Student Loan Debt Articles
Here is the collection of all the articles on student loan debt that I've written here at The College Investor. However, it's in chronological order. If you want a better resource, check out my Everything Student Loans page for more information on student loans and student loan debt. If you want the most comprehensive guide available, download my free eBook on student loans: Student Loan Debt: Getting in Smart, Getting out Painlessly.
Do you ever look at your mounting debt, and simply not know where to start? Are you waiting for some kind of epiphany or kick in the butt to get started? Do you simply feel paralyzed in even taking the first step because you feel like you’ve made too many mistakes already getting to this […]
If you’re a foster parent carrying student loan debt, you have a few options for student loan forgiveness.
If you have a liberal arts degree, there may be quite a few student loan forgiveness options available to you depending on your career.
Student loan scams are more common than you think. Here’s what to do if you believe you’ve been scammed by a student aid loan company.
If your child wants to study abroad but you’re worried about paying for college overseas, a 529 may help cover qualified expenses.
An understanding about when you should contact and get help from a lawyer for your student loan debt problems.
How to use crowdfunding to pay for college, including what platforms to use and how to craft a campaign that will get funded.
Once you graduate or resume paying your student loans after a period of forbearance, you may find that your student loan servicer has changed. Unfortunately, the task of finding and paying the proper company rests on the borrower, along with other facts you probably didn’t know about your student loans. If you don’t know where to […]
There are multiple ways to get student loan forgiveness for teachers, including PSLF, Teacher Loan Forgiveness, Perkins Forgiveness, and more.
Student loan default is what happens when you don’t pay your student loans. Your student loans are turned over to a debt collector, who then attempts to collect the debt. At this point in time, you’ve likely already seen your loan balance rise, late payment fees have become part of your loan, and interest continues […]
Do you have student loan debt that is so enormous that your salary won’t ever allow you to pay it off in this lifetime? Do you owe more student loan debt that you make? If so, take a deep breath, and keep reading. You went to school with aspirations for a better future, and you […]
Is student loan debt weighing heavily on your mind? Are you wondering how you’ll ever balance your monthly expenses as student loan payments continue to dig a hole in your pocket? Are you seeing your tax returns garnished because you’re in default on your student loans? Or even worse, maybe you have more student loan debt […]
The class of 2016 graduated with an average student loan debt of $37,172, and more than 44 Million borrowers over $1.4 Trillion (with a T) in federal student loan debt. If your debt load means you’re struggling to meet your monthly obligation, you may want to consider enrolling in RePAYE (Revised Pay as You Earn […]
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You’ve received your fat admissions packet, toured the campus, and even bought a t-shirt, but your financial aid package falls short of expectations. Maybe you didn’t get any scholarships or grants – just student loans. Or maybe you were expecting an amount much larger than what was offered. What can you do? You can appeal […]