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Understanding Subsidized vs. Unsubsidized Loans and Choosing Your Best Option

Jacqueline Palochko

Jacqueline is an education journalist based out of Pennsylvania. She has worked as a reporter and editor at The Morning Call in Allentown and is currently a news editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in journalism.

Articles by Jacqueline

Understanding Subsidized vs. Unsubsidized Loans and Choosing Your Best Option

November 10, 2023

When it comes to student loans, families commonly ask us: What’s the difference between subsidized vs. unsubsidized loans? Direct subsidized…

Real Parent Advice for When Your Child is Rejected from Every College

August 3, 2023

This story was first published in our Paying for College 101 (PFC01) Facebook community. It’s been edited for clarity and…

Scholarships for Student Athletes: Our Softball Player’s Story

August 1, 2023

The path to college may look different for student athletes, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. One parent shares…

What is Room and Board? Full Guide With Costs, Pros & Cons, Tips

What is Room and Board? Full Guide With Costs, Pros & Cons, Tips

July 20, 2023

When preparing for college, one of the essential aspects to consider is room and board. But what exactly does room…

What Are the Easiest and Hardest College Majors?

What Are the Easiest and Hardest College Majors?

July 19, 2023

Choosing a college major is a vital step toward a student’s academic success. This article explores college majors and factors…

How to Motivate Juniors to Start the College Process

July 18, 2023

A parent in our PFC 101 community group recently asked what to do when her high-achieving high school junior had…

Yes! Average Students Do Get College Acceptance Letters

July 15, 2023

Not everyone needs to be at the top of their class to receive a college acceptance. And while some students…

How My Neurodiverse Student Got Into Graduate School

July 10, 2023

A parent of a neurodiverse student who started in an autism support classroom shares how her student got into grad…