6 Full-Ride Scholarships That Cover Tuition and More

Full-ride scholarships are awards that cover your full cost of attendance at college. This cost includes tuition, room and board, meals, books, fees and more. Some full-ride scholarships even include stipends for personal expenses or enrichment experiences. Full-tuition scholarships are also generous, though they typically only cover tuition costs. These scholarships usually don’t pay for […]

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Twice as Many Women as Men Aren’t Ready to Resume Student Loan Repayment This Fall

For the past 16 months, the government has allowed federal student loan borrowers to pause their repayment (interest-free) to provide relief amid the coronavirus pandemic. This pause — technically called an “emergency forbearance” — is set to end in September. But according to the results of our latest Student Loan Hero survey, many borrowers are […]

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What is an Adverse Action Notice, and How Do You Handle It?

If you get turned down for a loan, line of credit, insurance or benefits, an adverse action notice will explain why. Although you might not be able to improve your credit overnight, knowing what’s wrong can help you take steps in the right direction. To see how an adverse credit notice works, and how it […]

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These States Are Most Interested in Student Loan Forgiveness

The student debt crisis has inspired various political candidates and figures, including President Joe Biden, to call for mass student loan forgiveness. Proposals call for forgiving anywhere from $10,000 in student loan debt to $50,000 in federal student loans, but no sweeping action has happened yet. With tens of millions of Americans owing a combined […]

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West Virginia Student Loans: Debt Stats, Repayment Programs and Refinancing Loans

West Virginia students owe an average of $30,545 in federal and private student loan debt, which is 17% less than the U.S. average of $36,689. With the West Virginia Invests program, students could see their future debt minimized. The initiative pays up to the total cost of tuition and fees for eligible certificate and associate […]

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Student Loan Servicers: Who They Are and What to Know

Note that the situation for student loans has changed due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and relief efforts from the government, student loan lenders and others. Check out our Student Loan Hero Coronavirus Information Center for additional news and details. *          *          * Working with […]

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How to Build an Emergency Fund With (or Without) Student Loans to Repay

Note that the situation for student loans has changed due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and relief efforts from the government, student loan lenders and others. Check out our Student Loan Hero Coronavirus Information Center for additional news and details. *          *          * Setting aside […]

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How to Submit a Complaint to the CFPB If You Have a Student Loan Servicer Problem

If you suspect your student loan servicer is charging you unfair fees, failing to allocate your payments the right way or engaging in deceptive practices, you may need to know how to submit a complaint to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB is a government agency that protects consumers of financial products and […]

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NSLDS Is Now StudentAid.gov: What That Means for You

The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) used to be the main database that stored information on your federal student loans. To view your balances, interest rates and loan terms, you signed into your NSLDS account with your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID and password. In 2020, however, Federal Student Aid streamlined its various websites […]

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