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How To Get Student Loan Forgiveness

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A 2017 Federal Reverse report found that 42 percent of Americans who went to college ended up taking on some kind of debt, such as student loans, in order to pay for their education. For many of these Americans — many of whom owe $28,400 or more — not much would be better than to have all of that debt forgiven. The good news is that many people can get student loan debt forgiven. There are a number of federal programs and other methods for student loan forgiveness. Depending on which method you pursue, you might either end up having …

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Behind the Curtain: Generation Z Students in College

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The more we change, the more we stay the same. Countless research has been devoted to understanding how various generations interact with and between each other, how their surroundings influence their behavior, and how their expectations get shaped over time. That is especially true for colleges and universities, which continue to act as the guidepost of education and development into adulthood. Some of these findings are fascinating, and all are immensely valuable. We’re currently seeing the first students of Generation Z enter college, and potentially change the way we think about higher education. And yet, some remarkable parallels to Millennials …

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5 Reasons to Refinance Your Parent PLUS Student Loan

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Many parents choose to take out Parent PLUS Loans to help their child or children afford the cost of college. While they may not be able to pay the full expense of college up front, they still want to help their children avoid the weight of debt that goes along with taking out student loans. In many cases, however, you may find that you eventually want to refinance your Parent PLUS Loans–and there are several reasons why this could be one of the best financial decisions you make. What Is a Parent PLUS Loan? A Parent PLUS Loan is a loan …

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Generation Z Goes to College: How They Compare to Previous Generations

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Millennials might be the hottest topic of discussion shaping many product discussions, but not when it comes to going off to college. No, for college admissions, the hottest topic is Generation Z–and with good reason. Gen Z is headed to college, but they’re determined not to make the same mistakes as their predecessors–and as a result, they’re using their smarts and savvy to redefine the way they approach that time at school. A Means to an End For members of Generation Z, college isn’t just about four years of experience–though they’re certainly interested in what it has to offer. Instead, …

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LendKey: Enabling Dreams – Student Loan Payoff

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Have you ever fantasized about a stranger walking up to you in public while you were minding your own businesses, maybe having lunch at Starbucks, and handing you one of those giant checks like lottery winners get? If you have student loan debt, the answer is probably yes. Well, fantasies do sometimes come true, and Liz Herlihy’s fantasy came true in pretty much that exact manner. Like many of us, Liz had student loan debt, a lot of it. And like many of us, she was worried about how she would ever get it all paid off. Dreams Deferred If …