There's one area of student loan reform where Kamala Harris has uniquely positioned herself.
Starting this fall, college tuition will be covered for all New York residents making less than $100,000 a year.
This installment of “Financing College: Where’s the Money?” explores financing college using scholarships and grants, forms of financial aid paid for through state, federal and other programs, which do not require repayment by the college student.
The Education Department said Monday will begin identifying students who burned through federal Pell grants to pay for colleges that closed before they could graduate, with the goal of restoring eligibility for thousands of people.
You've known all along that you'd need to come up with a lot of money to send your child off to college. But only in the midst of your kid's senior year—when you open colleges' financial aid notices—does the harsh reality typically hit, says James C. Lundgren II, an independent college adviser in Encinitas, Calif. "The light bulbs are coming on right about now," he says.
If you accrued any student loan debt in 2016, here’s everything you’ll need to know when filing your tax returns this year.
Chasing the debt-free by 35 dream.
Even with the go-ahead from the Trump administration, United Student Aid Funds will not hit debtors with exorbitant collection fees.
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Pell grants are safe but slashed. Other federal grants are going away.
You don't have to choose between paying off your student loans and saving for retirement. Here is how to do both.
The 68-year-old has been struggling to pay off his debt since 1982 when he borrowed about $12,500 to get a Master's degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Southern Florida. It took him nearly a decade to find a steady job, and he defaulted on his loans before finding work at a community college as a media technician and humanities instructor. The government garnished his wages by about $400 a month throughout most of his career to collect the debt.
You've paid off all your debt obligations and have money left over, should you pay down more student loan debt or put the money toward your retirement?
In February, when most of the commonwealth's residents were stymied by the record snowfall, more than 150 college and university students made their way to Beacon Hill to personally advocate for continued funding of need-based financial aid.
The program, called WorkOpps, short for Working Opportunities for Adults, helps those who are unemployed or underemployed get good jobs or the means to find them.
Small lessons learned early helped three Spokane-area residents succeed. The three are graduates of Head Start, the federal early-learning program for low-income children that celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
The increase in tuition will go toward bolstering the Office of Career Advancement, undergraduate summer internships, research, leadership and civic engagement programs, academic mentoring and advising. NU’s financial aid will increase by 6 percent for next year, as the University will give out more than $160 million in scholarships and grants. For the 2005-2006 school year, NU gave out $79 million in financial aid. NU will also increase the number of students who receive Pell grants and provide aid for students from middle-income families. The University provides financial aid to about half of undergraduates.
College aid formulas expect parents to contribute up to 47% of their after-tax income to college costs each year. Will your income throw your child out of the running for college aid? Use my EFC Quick Reference Table to estimate your aid eligibility. Don't take someone's word on aid eligibility just because their situation may appear similar to yours.
If you live in certain states and you default on your student loan you could use your driver's license and/or professional certification.
Many people who have finished college in the last decade have student loan debt, but some have found that repaying that debt is more complicated than they expected it to be. There are many resources for student loan borrowers trying to figure out repayment, and some go to financial planners for advice on how to manage their student loan debt as a part of a broader financial strategy that will carry them into retirement.