Options When You Can’t Pay Student Loan Bills

Falling to pay your student loans can have some pretty serious consequences. You may remember this guy who was arrested for his student loan debt. While that is an extreme case, it is always important to keep in mind that hiding form the bill collector is usually the...

Game Plan for Financing College

With the summer in full swing and many parents making plans to keep their children busy during the summer months, it seems appropriate to discuss college planning. Alright I’ll admit that is kind of a stretch, but it always amazing when parents come in to talk...

Student Loan Forgiveness Options Available

The average college student in 2016 just recently graduated with an average of $37,172 in student load debt this past May. This number seems to continue to grow with each graduating class and continues to impact other financial decisions of adults. With the debt as...

The Financial Aid Process

Many students and parents will have questions on the overall financial aid process. Today we have broken the whole process down into six steps. We will dive into each step more in depth and provide links at the end of each paragraph for you to learn in greater deal....

Teachers, PSLF and Obama’s 2017 budget

President Obama recently submitted a budget proposal for the 2017 fiscal year. This starts every year on Oct. 1 and is often met with opposition or support depending on party politics. We thought it would be interesting to write about some of these proposals and how...

Student Loans and Your Credit Score

With as much emphasis that is placed on the negative components of having student loans, there is some good news from student loans and your credit score. In particular, student loans can help with your credit score if you are a young graduate. Credit.com states that...

Common Questions When Completing FAFSA

As spring break approaches, the reality may be settling in for many parents that the time of sending their kids to college is quickly closing in. One of the first steps of the financial aid process for both parents and their children is to complete the FAFSA (Free...

Is A College Education Worth the Cost?

With student loans and the debt at an all-time high, it begs the question, is a college education worth the cost?  It is certainly a worthy question and one that individuals should ask themselves repeatedly. Unfortunately there is no clear cut uniform answers. Many...

Back to School: Student Loans & Bankruptcy

Five of my six kids are headed off to school in the next few days.  It seems like the school years starts a little earlier each year.  There are schools herein Arizona that start in July!  And as focus returns to hitting the books the issue of student loans is on a...