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How to Beat the Student Loan Monster

Let’s face it. You hate your student loans. If you want to get rid of them, you need to own the debt and develop a plan for eliminating them from your life. It’s going to take you a long time but it’s not going to be as hard as you think.

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Subsidized Grad PLUS Student Loan

This loophole would let graduate students pay no student loan interest under the SAVE plan while enrolled in graduate school.

Student Loan Forgiveness After 20 Years

If you graduated law school many years ago and are still making student loan payments, it’s time to look for loan forgiveness options. There are federal programs that can wipe away the balance after 10, 20, or 25 years.

What to Do When Student Loan Payments Resume

All good things must come to an end. After delay after delay, we still aren’t sure when student loan repayments will start back up again, but they probably will eventually. Although the world is starting to turn back to a “pre-Covid-19 normal”, many challenges will remain, particularly those that existed before Covid-19. This is especially

How to Refinance International Student Loans

International students who don’t have US citizenship face challenges when trying to refinance their student loans, but it’s still worth trying. Follow these steps to build credit in the US and make yourself an attractive customer to banks willing to work with international students to reduce their student loan burden.

Bar Exam Loans and How to Avoid Them

Here we take a look at your options for paying for your bar prep program and covering your costs of living while you’re studying. Ideally, someone else will be paying for both, but that doesn’t always work out.

Student Loan Forgiveness During the Biden Administration

Student loan forgiveness is a hot topic, and one that can have a significant impact on millions of Americans. Does the president have the authority to cancel student debt? Can Congress do it? Here’s a summary of where things currently stand with the student loan “freeze” and forgiveness.

John R. Justice Grant Program for Public Defenders and Prosecutors

The JRJ provides grant money to put toward paying off your student loans if you work as a state public defender or prosecutor, federal defender, or for a non-profit contracted by the state to provide public defense. The specific requirements vary by state and the funds probably won’t cover your monthly loan payments, but every little bit helps in fighting the student loan monster.

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