Taking a year off before college is becoming popular in the U.S. but parents don’t always understand. Here are 4 ways students benefit by taking a gap year.
Retirement money vs college money… As parents, we often put our children’s needs and desires ahead of our own — even if it means putting ourselves at risk. Our children’s education is no exception. We will sacrifice and put aside money for our kids’ college education, even if it means that we are not saving for our own retirement. Many experts advise against this.
College tuition is increasing every year. In order to pay for a college education for your child, you probably should start savings when they are very young. However, an option to help the burden is college scholarships. There are loads of free money out there to mitigate the cost, its only a matter of finding them. This article gives a few tips to completing that process.
Student loan consolidation can be very cost-effective as long you know what to look for in a lender. This article discusses the benefits of consolidating your student loans and the best way to go about finding a lender.
The federal Perkins loan provides a way for those in financial need to pay for college. This type of student loan has a low flat interest rate and a long grace period.