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How do you get the most out of your student financial aid? This collection of articles will give you tips on how to maximize your aid, and how to pay it off as quickly as possible.

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How Student Loan Consolidation Works

For some, student loan consolidation can be a good idea. It can mean lower monthly payments and more time to repay the lender. But is it the right option for every graduating student with loan debt?


5 Tips for Applying for Financial Aid

 5 Tips for Applying for Financial Aid

5 tips for applying for financial aid are explained in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about 5 tips for applying for financial aid. See more »

How Student Loan Consolidation Works

 How Student Loan Consolidation Works

Student loan consolidation can mean lower monthly payments and more time to repay the lender. Learn about student loan consolidation. See more »

How can you claim student loan interest on your income tax return?

 How can you claim student loan interest on your income tax return?

To claim student loan interest on your tax return you must meet certain criteria. Learn about claiming student loan interest. See more »

How Student Loan Deferments and Forbearance Work

 How Student Loan Deferments and Forbearance Work

Student loan deferments and forbearance are ways of putting off paying back your loans. Learn about student loan deferments and forbearance. See more »

Is financial aid taxable?

 Is financial aid taxable?

Is financial aid taxable like your standard income? Find out if financial aid is taxable in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Lifetime Learning Tax Credits Work

 How Lifetime Learning Tax Credits Work

Lifetime Learning Tax Credits can help alleviate the financial burden of going back to school. Learn how Lifetime Learning Tax Credits work. See more »

How can financial aid be spent?

 How can financial aid be spent?

Can financial aid be spent any way you wish? Learn about spending financial aid in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Financial Aid Refund Checks Work

 How Financial Aid Refund Checks Work

Financial aid refund checks are issued in order to cover the cost of educational expenses. Learn about financial aid refund checks. See more »

How to Get the Most Financial Aid

 How to Get the Most Financial Aid

How to get the most financial aid for college is explained in this article from HowStuffWorks. Find out how to get the most financial aid. See more »

How Paying Off Student Loans Works

 How Paying Off Student Loans Works

Paying off student loans is explained in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about some of the different methods of paying off student loans. See more »