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How the Affordable Care Act Affects Student Loans

July 31st, 2012 by Jennifer Frankel

Although the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – a recent US federal statute signed into law in 2010 –  has been dogged by uncertainty since its passage, the Supreme Court’s recent ruling means that what was once a mere possibility is now near certainty. Given the sheer size and scope of this landmark legislation,…

2020 Kansas Loan Forgiveness Program Offers Rural Relief

July 26th, 2012 by Jennifer Frankel
2020 Kansas Loan Forgiveness Program Offers Rural Relief

Student loan debt may be a sign of the times but it is also at an all-time high. Indeed, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the national figure for the United States now tops more than $1 trillion (meaning that the the average debt for now exceeds $20,000). In response to this an increasingly…

Why Do I Need a Cosigner for an International Student Loan?

July 20th, 2012 by Jennifer Frankel

If you are planning to apply for an international student loan, you will soon run across the term cosigner. A cosigner is someone who assumes responsibility in case you are unable to pay back the loan. All international students in the US and many US students going overseas will need to have a cosigner in…

Tuition Inflation Makes Student Loans a Necessity

July 11th, 2012 by Jennifer Frankel

Benjamin Franklin may have once said that “the only things certain in life are death and taxes” but at the dawn of the 21st century that infamous duo has admitted a new member: inflation. Although less well-known, inflation – the tendency of prices in for goods and services in general to rise over time –…

International Private Student Loans

July 5th, 2012 by Jennifer Frankel

Many international students soon find that supporting an education overseas can be a challenge. After all, international students are not eligible for many financial aid avenues that US students have access to. Once international students have maximized their scholarships and grants, they may still need help covering their costs. In situations like these, international private…

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