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Congress Will Not Renew Federal Perkins Loan Program

By Evette D. Champion The federal student loan program that helped students from low-income families for the past few decades will no longer be an option due to Congress failing to pass the bill that would have extended the program. 2015 is the last year that low-income students will be able to benefit from the…

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The Importance of Learning How to Create a Student Budget

Although debt has become the norm for many people, especially college students, it is important to know that it doesn’t have to be that way for you. Budget. This is a word that many do not want to hear, but the reality is the younger you are when you learn how to not only budget but live…

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The Best Strategies for Repaying Your Student Loans

By Angela Wills Spring commencement has come and gone. It was a wonderful and exciting time for graduates and their families to celebrate their educational accomplishments. Now, a few months have passed, and you’ve settled into the real world with adult issues. The time is quickly approaching for your first payment of your student loans.…...

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Dee-1: How You Can Win $10,000 to Pay Your Student Loans

David Augustine Jr, better known as Dee-1, shares more than lyrics with his fans, he shares life lessons as well. In a video clip, he talks about how he is passionate about people getting a college education and even offers a paradigm shift when it comes to student loan debt, a topic many what to…

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Black Enrollment Is Up, But Graduation Rates Are Down

By Angela Wills The higher education system has seen a large increase in the number of Black students enrolling in colleges and universities. However, on a national level, the graduation rate is disturbingly low, averaging approximately 45%. This is a rate of nearly 20% less than the rate of white graduates. There are several factors…

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Is Your Degree Worth the Paper It’s Typed On?

By Angela Wills Reports indicate that students who opt to attend for-profit colleges are left with a mounting amount of student loan debt. This causes many to wonder, who would actually attend a college like this, and for what reason? The answers to these questions may surprise you. Millions of students have received degrees from…

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Why It’s Best to Start Saving for College Now

By Victor Ochieng There are many people who have extra money that could be saved for their children’s education. Some people feel that if they save money for college, the school will just take the money and run. Well, they’ll definitely take it, but don’t you think it makes more sense that you actually save for your children’s college…

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“This is Just the Beginning:” The Million Student March

This story originally found at “This is just the beginning” On November 12, there was a national walkout on campuses throughout the US. According to US Uncut, “more than 120 campuses in at least 100 cities throughout roughly 35 states are joining the nation’s first-ever national walkout for free college.” As the title suggests, this…

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Tips to Help Pay for College (Video)

In a new short video series by NBC News called The Freshman Year Experience,10 students from across the country share the experiences they faced during their first semester of college. In this video, Donna, a black college freshman, gets creative in finding ways to pay for college with the help of a college loan expert. According to a Recent…

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