What’s a great way to get a young, thriving community to pop up in your town and revitalize an area? A little gentle monetary incentive, in the form of offers to pay off student loan debt for young residents moving into the town. Niagara Falls, N.Y. is just one such town trying to entice fresh-faced professionals to move in by paying off part of their debts. In Niagara Falls, the campaign… Read More
Who loves student loans!!! Anyone… anyone at all? Didn’t think so. Well Alex Kenjeev did like them either. Who’s Alex Kenjeev you ask? Enter Alex Kenjeev Alex Kenjeev is just your everyday average BAMF. Alex in 2009 graduate from the University of Toronto with his law degree (first bad ass accomplishment). Alex Kenjeev’s second bad ass achievement happened last week. What did Alex Kenjeev do? Nothing much, just paid off his remaining $114,460… Read More
Remember the housing meltdown? Really difficult to forget isn’t it. Well Mark Cuban (owner of the Mavericks) says that the formula for the housing bust matches what he is calling the college bubble. The formula for the housing bust was simple A lot of easy money being lent to buyers who couldn’t afford the money they were borrowing. Sound familiar? It should. But lets explain further. The money in the housing bubble… Read More
House Republicans are looking to rain on President Barack Obama’s student loan parade. Wait, so what is happening? Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced Wednesday that the House will vote on a bill to keep government-subsidized student loan rates from doubling for the next year, a tactic aimed at blunting Obama’s attempt to paint the GOP as deaf to the concerns of college students. How Do Republicans Want To Pay For… Read More
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Jesse Yeh uses the University of California-Berkeley library instead of buying textbooks. He scrounges for free food at campus events and occasionally skips meals. He’s stopped exercising and sleeps five to six hours per night so he can take 21 credits – a course load so heavy he had to get special permission from a dean. The only thing he won’t do: take out a student loan. “I… Read More
The Occupy movement that once begin in NY only a couple of months ago has now branched out across the country. And while there are many needs being expressed on the signs of protesters, one of the major cries for change is coming from college students. Students all over the country are all talking about the same thing “Student Loan Debt”. So the guys at Online University have made an infographic explaining President Obama’s… Read More
WASHINGTON — Recognizing that college students and recent graduates are facing rising tuition prices and burdensome student loan debt, President Barack Obama announced a plan that seeks to lessen the burden of paying back student loans. Some questions and answers about student loans: The cost of a full credit load has passed $8,000 – an all-time high.
Let’s face it, money is tight. Which means it is more important than ever that we as college students be aware of all financial aid opportunities available. According to Online Graduate Programs, there are eight highly perpetuated myths that are keeping college students from receiving funding that they might be entitled to. Luckily for us they’ve put these eight myths into an easy-to-read infographic below.