Sep 19, 2016
A new change to the process of applying for federal financial aid could lead students to make smarter choices when borrowing for college. Starting this year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which was previously available for students and their families to fill out in January, is available starting October 1.
Aug 23, 2016
Majority of those with student debt are carrying $10,000 to $50,000 for their educational experience and many are making extra payments or refinancing to manage the burden.
Aug 10, 2016
A new survey by Credit Karma finds that while student loans are having some impact on romantic relationships, and even keeping people up at night.
Jul 6, 2016
A new survey by Credit Karma finds that contrary to popular opinion, young people really are interested in “adulting” in pretty traditional ways. They are getting married and buying homes and cars in large numbers. They collectively carry more student debt than any generation before, but that is not stopping them from moving forward with their lives and saving for the future.
Jun 14, 2016
Some people are more worried about the almost $1.3 trillion in student debt nationally than others. How important might be linked to your credit score.
May 17, 2016
Do people with higher credit scores tend to see foreign policy and defense spending as more important than economic issues like unemployment and the cost of higher education?
Feb 26, 2016
Borrowing to pay for a college or university education can also be a major source of financial strain for young adults. According to Credit Karma’s Credit Fumble™ survey, 32 percent of all loan defaults were on student loans.
Oct 9, 2015
A new survey by Credit Karma confirms that the cost of higher education has increased massively in America. Millennials were almost two-and-a-half-times more likely than Baby Boomers to have paid $30,000 or more for their education (47 percent to 19 percent), and more than three times as likely to have paid $60,000 or more. Almost 1-in-8 Millennials said that they had borrowed $50,000 or more to pay for their education.
Oct 5, 2015
Educating consumers about the ins and outs of their student loans and the rights they have will help them start to take control back. Student loan debt can make people feel powerless. Missed payments and defaults have long-term negative impacts for borrowers. It is important that borrowers know the nitty-gritty details of their loans, their interest rates, their payment terms and any potential grace periods they might have. Let's demand more support for financial literacy.