Financial aid expert Mark Kantrowitz analyzes the federal education loan program and identifies similarities to predatory lending practices.
Many student have to borrow money to pay for college. Learn tips for cutting costs when you’re shopping for student loans and when it’s time to pay the loans back.
Learn more about the July 23, 2015 U.S. District Court Ruling on the U.S. Department of Education's gainful employment regulations.
Despite the switch from the FSA PIN to the FSA ID for the online FAFSA, security flaws remain. Learn more about these flaws and find out how to secure your account.
Less than 10% of borrowers who apply for cosigner release are approved. Learn how to increase the odds of being approved for cosigner release.
The so-called experts have a lot of advice about paying for college. Find out how to tell the good advice from the bad so you can make the best decisions about your education.
Learn the details behind the U.S. Department of Education's announcement of a student loan debt relief plan for former Corinthian students.
A recent survey showed that two out of three Americans don’t know what a 529 plan is. Learn more about this tax-advantaged way of saving for college.
Hackers accessed the tax records of 100,000 taxpayers and filed false tax returns. Find out how this security breach affects student loan borrowers.
On July 1, 2015, the interest rates on Federal Stafford Loans, Federal Parent PLUS Loans and Federal Grad PLUS Loans will drop. Learn more about the rates for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Corinthian Colleges filed for bankruptcy and closed its campuses, affecting thousands of students with federal loans. Learn about loan cancellation options.
A new study finds that the children of parents with college savings plans are less likely to graduate with student loan debt. Learn more about the results.
College financial aid fraud can make it more difficult to get federal student loans and grants. Check out this article for tips on preventing, detecting and reporting student aid identity theft.
Nobody every really loves their student loans, but here are 14 reasons to hate them a little less.
Without an extension from Congress, the Federal Perkins loan program will expire on September 30, 2015. Find out what this means for student loan borrowers.
How can we encourage more families to save for college? Check out Edvisors financial aid expert Mark Kantrowitz’s ideas for improving college savings plans.
Find out how President Obama’s proposal to tax college savings plans would affect college affordability and college saving rates.
The Higher Education Act of 1965 is due for reauthorization in 2015. Find out which proposals have a higher probability of being included, and which proposals will likely fail.
College Ave Student Loans is the first new lender to start making private student loans since 2011. Find out if this could be a sign of economic recovery.
Students who file the FAFSA early receive more money than students who file later. Find out why timing is so important when applying for financial aid.
President Obama presented a proposal to partner with states to eliminate tuition and fees at community colleges nationwide. Read on for Edvisors analysis.
Learn about the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed college rating system and read an analysis of the proposal from Edvisors financial aid experts.
Congress passes one-year extension to the Tuition and Fees Deduction and allows investors in 529 college savings plans to specify investments.
Learn how the stress caused by the student loan bubble of 2008 lead to a malignant transformation in the brains of some borrowers, causing the zombie apocalypse.
Find out about federal student loan borrowing trends and see what these changes could mean for the economic recovery and future college debt.
New federal regulations ease eligibility for borrowers of Federal Parent PLUS and Federal Grad PLUS loans, backing off from tighter rules that were implemented three years ago. Borrowers with a current 90-day delinquency or accounts that were in collections or charged-off will remain eligible if the total debt is under $2,085 or if the collection activity occurred more than two years ago.
Get the facts about student loan forgiveness and see how advertisers are exploiting borrowers who need honest, helpful advice about student loan debt.
Find out what the future holds for the next generation of college students. See predictions about college costs, financial aid, student loans and more.
Find out how former college students with student loans responded to a recent survey and learn helpful tips and traps for student loan borrowers.
Find out what’s causing the strange increase in serious student loan delinquencies. Edvisors analyzes the data and offers several explanations.
The Department of Education announced the first drop in default rates since the start of the financial crisis. Edvisors analyzes the data in this article.
A new GAO report shows that more Americans are having a portion of their Social Security income withheld to repay their defaulted student loans. Learn about the implications of the findings.
When does private consolidation of federal education loans save the borrower money? Learn about the potential benefits and drawbacks for student and parent borrowers.
Read Edvisors analysis of a new survey showing that students and parents are worried about student loan debt, but many don’t have specific plans to manage that debt.
For the first time, the U.S. Department of Education has released data on federal student loan delinquency. Edvisors provides expert analysis.
Edvisors responds to and analyzes the U.S. Department of Education’s proposal to loosen the eligibility criteria for the Federal PLUS loan.
Edvisors analyzes key findings from the 2014 report on how families are covering higher education costs and summarizes the implications of the data.
A new college ranking system from Money
magazine tries to measure the value of a college education based on three factors: educational quality, affordability and outcomes.
The complexity of the FAFSA acts as a barrier that prevents some low-income students from applying for financial aid, and as a result, attending and graduating from college.
The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) publishes a report about homeless youth access to federal student financial aid.
Some debt settlement companies are charging borrowers fees to consolidate their federal student loans, even though borrowers can do this for free on their own.
The Senate HELP Committee releases 785-page draft legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act of 1965 and improve federal student aid programs.
Starbucks announced a new employer-paid tuition assistance plan for its 100,000+ employees. The Starbucks College Achievement Plan provides tuition reimbursement for online Bachelor’s degrees through a new partnership with Arizona State University.
Some colleges promote debit cards and bank accounts to their students, or use them for disbursing student financial aid funds, but may not adequately disclose potential conflicts of interest to students and their families.
Student loan debt at graduation continues to increase every year. A new report presents facts and figures concerning average student loan debt for students graduating in 2011-2012, demonstrating that the burden of paying for college continues to shift from the federal and state governments to students and their families.
A survey of parents of college-bound children demonstrates that families are becoming more sensitive to college affordability and the return on investment.
According to a new report from the National Center for Education Statistics, more than 70 percent of undergraduate students received some form of student financial aid, with 59 percent receiving grants.
A dozen practical ideas for ways to simplify student loan repayment and save money in the process.
Federal Parent PLUS loans are an option for parents of students who have exhausted their federal student aid eligibility.