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What should you do if you need to drop a class

Sometimes you need to drop a class. Depending on the point in the semester when you drop the class, and if you received a...

What are Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans

Subsidized and unsubsidized loans are both forms of financial aid. When you complete your FAFSA, you school may offer you loans. Loans aren't free money....

What is the Pell Grant?

What is the Pell Grant? The Pell Grant is a federal grant given to students to pay for school. The amount you get is based...

Don’t Get Buried by Student Loan Debt

When we talk to students, we usually ask if they are taking out loans. Entirely too often students say "I don't have loans. FAFSA...

What should you do with your Pell Grant refund?

What is the Pell Grant? The Pell Grant is a federal grant that helps low income students pay for college. This money is sent by...
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Student Loans

Defaulting on Your Student Loans

What is default? If you default on your loans, it means you failed to repay them. You are considered to be in default if you...

Loan Repayment Plans

There are several possible repayment plans to pay off your loans.  What do they all mean? Standard Repayment Plan: Payments are a fixed amount of...

Tips for Paying Off Your Student Loans

Whether it's because you graduated or you stopped going to school, if you've been out of school for six months, you have to start...

Financial Aid Verification

What is Verification? The federal government requires schools to confirm that the information reported by students on their FAFSA is correct. Schools do this through...