Everything You Need to Know About How Student Loans Work

Suzanne Shaffer

Suzanne Shaffer counsels parents and students in the college admissions process and the importance of early college preparation. Her Parenting for College blog offers timely college tips for parents and students, as well as providing parents with the resources necessary to help their college-bound teens navigate the college maze.

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Everything You Need to Know About How Student Loans Work

Everything You Need to Know About How Student Loans Work

May 11, 2020

A student loan is money borrowed from the government or a private lender to pay for college. The money is

How to Take Advantage of Lower Interest Rates for Students and Parents

How to Take Advantage of Lower Interest Rates for Students and Parents

May 8, 2020

Over the course of a few weeks, the government’s COVID-19 assistance for federal student loans went from waiving interest on

Appealing Financial Aid During the Coronavirus Crisis

Appealing Financial Aid During the Coronavirus Crisis

April 1, 2020

Just a few months ago we began hearing reports about a new virus in central China that was causing thousands

How Colleges Respond to Crises

How Colleges Respond to Crises

March 27, 2020

Colleges must often respond to crises like active shooters, extreme weather, and even mold. They have plans in place to

The Best Colleges for Merit Aid

The Best Colleges for Merit Aid

March 27, 2020

For many families not eligible for needs based financial aid, figuring out whether a college is affordable, or not, means

Colleges With the Best Financial Aid

Colleges With the Best Financial Aid

March 25, 2020

If you have a son or daughter heading for college, you have certainly considered the cost.  Your child may have

How the Coronavirus Has Impacted the College Admissions Process

How the Coronavirus Has Impacted the College Admissions Process

March 14, 2020

The news surrounding the coronavirus has caused concern for the health and safety of our families. It makes sense that

Everything You Need to Know About Financial Aid Appeals

Everything You Need to Know About Financial Aid Appeals

February 11, 2020

What do you do if the financial aid a college offers your student is not enough to attend that college?