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Student Loan Basics: Credit scores

Oct 20, 2020

A lot has been written about the $1.7 trillion of student loan debt outstanding. But not much has been written about the relationship between student loans and credit scores. Student loans can increase or decrease your credit score - you should know how this works.




Picking a student loan that meets your needs requires an understanding of some basic concepts. Student Loan Basics empowers you with information to make informed choices to borrow for college and manage the debt after college.

This article explains the important differences between consolidating and refinancing student loans.


Selecting a college has long been a stressful process for high school seniors and their families.  The Class of 2021 also has the added stress of applying during the pandemic. It may sound a little strange, but high school seniors may be able to use the disruption to their advantage.

Here are three tips to encourage students to think outside the box and make a great college choice.




Savage Money Host George Grombacher presses John Hupalo on saving & planning for college in CV-19 world.  What’s changed? Is getting into college still the goal?  Does it really pay to save rather borrow for college? What’s 529 Day? How does family fear and risk profile affect saving and selecting colleges?