Parent Student Loan News

Parent student loan news and articles about changes in federal and private student loan programs.

Insurance Options for Students and Recent Graduates

May 2 2014  -  Now that summer is coming, you might want to consider insurance options for your son or daughter who is heading off to school next fall.  Your best bet to...

Search for Scholarships with New Search Engine

Oct 19 2012  -  StudentScholarshipSearch.com has recently been redesigned and relaunched.  The goal of the new design is to provide better resources and tools for students...

Student Loan Repayment and Consolidation

Sep 12 2012  -  We often get questions about repayment of student loans and loan consolidation options.  Here is a quote from the Student Loan Network website: “Stud...

Student Loan Interest Rates

May 3 2012  -  There has been a lot of news about student loan interest rates recently.  Specifically, the Stafford Loan Rates, which are currently at 3.4%, are scheduled...

Scholarship Search Advice

Mar 19 2012  -  What are the best resources for students and parents when searching for scholarships?  To start, you need a plan.  Think about how much time you can s...

2012 FAFSA Application

Feb 6 2012  -  Remember to file your FAFSA early!  You must complete the FAFSA form in order to qualify for most federal and state financial aid, including most school ba...

Student Loan Options for 2012

Dec 28 2011  -  Looking into our crystal ball, we see tuitions continuing to rise.  At the same time, state and federal governments are reducing the amount of funding avai...

How do I Fill the Gap between what College Costs and the Financial Aid Awarded?

Aug 28 2011  -  Struggling with finding the last dollar to pay that college tuition bill??? Here is a good overview of the challenges and some options to manage them...

Parent PLUS or Private Loan: Which is Better?

Aug 10 2011  -  One question that comes up a lot from parents is how to fund the remainder of your child's education, after federal loans of course. There are a variety of opti...

Give Your Grad a Hand: 5 ways to help your child post-graduation

Jul 18 2011  -  The first years after graduation can be stressful on students, but the stress cast on parents is often overlooked. Parents are faced with the ever-growing probl...