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ECMC to Purchase Most Corinthian College Campuses

Corinthian Colleges, Inc., has the distinction for being one of the largest post-secondary education companies in the United States. It also has the dubious distinction for participating in allegedly shady practices.

Student Loans

Are Student Loans Worth It? Five Careers That Pay Off

If you’ve been following the news, you’re well aware that student loans are one of the biggest hot-button issues to emerge from this latest election cycle.

FAFSA Form Tips

FAFSA: Apply Early for Financial Assistance

If you are looking to save thousands of dollars on college expenses each year, the first place to start is with your Free Application For Student Aid or FAFSA. By filling out a FAFSA in January, you can get your application in early and you may qualify for financial assistance from the US Department of Education.

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For-Profit Colleges Fight Back Against Obama Administration Ruling

For-profit colleges have been battling negative publicity for some time, including various Obama administration rules such as a new “gainful employment regulation” that they say violates federal law.

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New Rules for Federal PLUS Loans Announced

Borrowing money to pay for college is a given for many families. One obstacle, however, has been creditworthiness or what determines your ability to repay your student loans.

Student Loans

How to Avoid Student Loan Default

If you default on your student loans, you will put your credit rating in jeopardy. At least one in 10 college graduates and former students have defaulted on their loans, money that still must be repaid with few exceptions.

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Corinthian Colleges Hatches Deal With US to Stay Open

Critics of for-profits colleges and universities point to Corinthian Colleges as a reason why such schools should not be in operation.

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How to Whack Student Loan Debt

You’ve finished your education and now the bills are starting to come in. Student loan bills, that is. If you’re fortunate, you have a job to help pay for your loans. If not, you may be able to seek a deferment, at least for a little while.

Career Planning

I Can’t Find Work: Now What?!

With a degree in hand you’re ready to take on the world. Trouble is, the world is not supplying the job you thought was waiting for you. Instead, your chosen field has dried up and the only job openings will come about when someone retires or new positions are created.

Finance

College Money: How to Get It

The sticker price for most colleges and universities is just that: a suggested amount that you will pay for the upcoming academic year.

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President’s College Rating Initiative and Financial Aid

If you listened to President Obama’s speech last month about higher education and affordability, you may have nodded in agreement with his comments that college has never been more important nor has it been more expensive than it is right now.

Finance

Student Aid: Most Undergrads Receive It, Study Says

The likelihood that your son or daughter will receive student aid is great according to the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS) released last week by the Department of Education.