How to Get Student Loans Without Parental Help

While some parents can foot their children’s college education, many of them aren’t able to pay for tuition costs or provide their financial details when applying for financial aid.  This leaves soon-to-be college students wondering if they can get student loans without parental help. The good news is that, although it is difficult to get … Read more How to Get Student Loans Without Parental Help

5 Ways to Start Saving for College Education

Let’s kick this piece off with a few hard-hitting stats: In its annual survey of college tuition costs the U.S. News and World Report showed that the average cost of tuition for the 2021 school year was $11,171 for state residents at public colleges, $26,809 for out-of-state students at state colleges, and $41,412 for students … Read more 5 Ways to Start Saving for College Education

6 Best Part-Time Jobs for College Students

College students are often broke.  It’s not a secret. Whether you’re paying your college expenses yourself or you have student loans to help you foot the bills, there’s a good chance that you don’t have enough money to make use of.  Getting a part-time job while in school is a great way to make an … Read more 6 Best Part-Time Jobs for College Students

How to crowdfund your college degree

College costs climb steadily as the years pass.  There is financial aid and there are loans, but college students have found another way to fund their tuition and expenses throughout school—crowdfunding.  Crowdfunding is majorly used for inventions and big projects, but college students are now tapping into its potential to help them graduate without debt. … Read more How to crowdfund your college degree

6 Common Financial Mistakes College Students Make and How to Avoid Them

College students face a lot of difficult financial decisions when it comes to managing money.  As young people, they have to pay for college, pay rent, earn some pocket change, and get an education all at the same time. That’s a herculean task, so it’s not surprising that many college students end up making some … Read more 6 Common Financial Mistakes College Students Make and How to Avoid Them

5 Best Student Loan Refinancing Companies in 2022

Whether you have federal or private student loans (or both), refinancing or consolidating these loans can help you reduce your debt, save money, manage payments better, and focus on other goals.  Too much student debt can negatively affect your ability to qualify for other loans (like a car loan or a mortgage) and save for … Read more 5 Best Student Loan Refinancing Companies in 2022

10 Pros and Cons of Student Loan Refinancing

Paying for college is challenging.  That’s why there are student loans in place to make the process easier. Federal loans are the most common student loan options that exist. Private loans are also there, if you prefer to go that route.  However, paying off student debt after you finish college is even more difficult than … Read more 10 Pros and Cons of Student Loan Refinancing

4 Reasons Why Students Borrow Private Student Loans

Going to college is a very exciting journey that can expose one to career opportunities they might not be able to get otherwise.  Paying for college costs, however, can be challenging, and students might need to borrow money to fill their financial gaps.  That’s why federal student loans and Income Share Agreements exist. But these … Read more 4 Reasons Why Students Borrow Private Student Loans

Best Posts of College and Finance

Here’s a list of some of the “best” posts College and Finance has to offer. Many contain very useful information, and some are just plain entertaining. 1. 18 Overlooked Things Everyone Should Bring to College Find out what not to forget, or what you should have remembered. 2. 32 Weird Scholarships Almost Anyone Can Get … Read more Best Posts of College and Finance

Fourth Carnival of College and Finance

Welcome to the Fourth Edition of The Carnival of College and Finance! There were many great submissions this time around. Unfortunately, some had to be denied because we here at College and Finance can’t accept more than one post from one web site. Some people tried to spam, and failed miserably. So, here you have … Read more Fourth Carnival of College and Finance