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Going Back to College? 6 Things to Know About Financial Aid

Navigating the many financial aid options available to students can be one of the trickiest parts of going back to school. We talked to hundreds of students about their financial aid experiences and learned a few things that might surprise you.

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40 Student Loan Terms To Know | Make Financial Aid Work for You

Financial aid can be an invaluable resource to all kinds of students, but it's important to educate yourself on all the options -- and that includes the lingo used in the financial-aid world. Here are 40 terms that could help you to gain deeper understanding about financial aid.

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How to Get Loans for College

No matter what type of program you're interested in, figuring out how to pay for it is crucial. Check out our Ultimate Guide to Loans to find out more about borrowing to fund your education.

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When Should I Consolidate My Student Loans?

Learn when, and if, you should consolidate your student loans, both federal and private.

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4 College Student Loan Tips from Top College Officials

Wondering how to get online college student loans? Check out what these four experts working in financial aid and enrollment offices at major universities had to say.

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5 Ways Students Can Make College More Affordable

While politicians fight to make college more affordable in the future, learn what specific, practical actions you can take now to control college expenses.

Money-Saving Tips for Frugal Students

8 Money-Saving Tips for Frugal Students

Whether you're heading off to college for the first time or the last, it's important to save where you can. Read our list of actionable tips and life hacks that can help you get creative in your pursuit of savings.

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10 Ways to Optimize Your Social Resume

Learn how to be a stand-out job candidate by giving your online persona a professional makeover.