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The 2021-22 Financial Aid Season Kicks-off October 1 with…

Sep 16, 2020

On October 1, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (“FAFSA”) will be available for high school seniors and college students enrolling for Academic Year 2021-22.  You read that right.  With students just starting a new school year, the kick-off for next year’s financial aid process is a few short weeks away.


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.








College admissions decisions are arriving – a joyous time for students relishing their success. A disappointing moment when dream schools say no. No matter which, these emotions will soon be overrun by the reality of making a school choice. And then figuring out how to pay the coming college bill. Lurking under it all: how much student loan debt will be required to get to graduation?