When I was ready to go to college I had a big decision to make. I live in a city with a major university and that was the immediate dream choice. However, the price tag at the time was $16,000 a year (this was in 1977) at a time when, in many households, if they […]

The opportunity to attend a community, state, or private college can usher in many opportunities. People can pursue majors that lead to financially, intellectually, and emotionally fruitful futures. As a student or a soon to be student, you will have the opportunity to pursue majors with substantial yearly salaries. As you pursue your college career, […]

Read the Wall Street Journal or New York Times, and you will likely find articles on the “law school loan” bubble that now exists. There seems to be a flurry of opinions from journalists that too many law students are taking out loans to attend law school, and that these students will have too few […]

Love them or hate them, student loans are still one of the best tools to help you get a college education. The devil is in the details, though. It is easy to spiral further and further into debt if you do not know how to make use of these “borrow money”, so here is a […]

Last year the New York Times claimed that a “master’s degree is the new bachelor’s degree“. More and more as qualified graduates look for placement in the career they want, they are halted by a locked gate at the door that says “bachelor’s required, master’s preferred.” by Alla G via Flickr Secondary education has always […]

It’s graduation season, which means students are slowly preparing to embark in a new phase in their lives. It also means graduates must find a great job in order to pay back those pesky loans. According to the Wall Street Journal the graduating class of 2011 is the most indebted class ever, averaging about $22,000 […]

The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009 have brought with it some major changes to federal college student loan programs. Although the intention of this law is to cut $87 billion from the federal deficit over the next 10 years, it does have repercussions for the borrowers as well. The increasing cost of […]

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