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Help Your Clients Save Money on Their Student Loan Payoff Plans

If you’re a CCPS® and you help your clients with borrowing strategies, you may be familiar with the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) Repayment Plan, which caps payments at 10% of a borrower’s monthly income and forgives any remaining balance on your undergraduate student loans after 20 years of qualifying…
 

7 Things You Need Before You Fill Out the FAFSA

If you need financial aid to help you pay for college, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). The 2017–18 FAFSA will be available on October 1, 2016—three months earlier than usual—at 12 a.m. Central time. You should fill it out as soon as possible on the official government site, fafsa.gov.…
 

Brainstorming Your College Admission Essay

August 1 has come and gone and the Common Application is now live! What does that mean? If you haven’t already, it is time to get started on the much-feared college admission essay. The thought of boiling down your entire 17 or 18 years of being into one 650 word…
 

Why You Should Fill Out the FAFSA ASAP After Oct 1st

Spoiler alert: college is really expensive. Begging the government for money can make it more affordable! Such begging is done in the form of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid—FAFSA® for short. In order to maximize the amount of aid you can get, it’s very important that you fill out your…
 

Affordable Four-Year Schools with Good Outcomes

These four-year public colleges offer their students an affordable higher education, with relatively high salaries. As students weigh the costs and benefits of higher education, it’s especially important to find schools that can offer them the best possible outcomes. For students looking for a high return on investment, these institutions…
 

7 Myths About the 2017–18 FAFSA Debunked

You might have heard that the next FAFSA® will be available on October 1, 2016 as opposed to January 1, 2017. Well, it’s not a myth! If you (or your child) are planning to go to college during the 2017–18 academic year, you’ll want to make sure you have your facts straight.…
 
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