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Student Loan Default Rate Highest in Arizona

arizona state signStudent loan debt is something that can haunt you literally for the rest of your life- especially if you allow yourself to take out multiple loans for more money than you actually need.

Since student loans have to be paid back whether you graduate or not, many people find themselves unable to pay back the debt after spending it. There are no guarantees that even with a college degree you will receive a job that pays you enough to afford the loan payments plus the interest. With the current state of the economy in the U.S. and people without jobs, many people are unable to pay back their student loans which sends them into default. Read the rest of this entry »



10 Ways to Reduce Student Loan Debt

Thanks to the rising cost of college, students are leaving college with overwhelming student loan debts. Can this be avoided? It’s pretty difficult to avoid student loans entirely, but with careful planning, there are both small and large steps you can take to reduce the amount of money you have to borrow. To reduce the frightening amount of money you’ll be paying off every month after you graduate, here are some tips.

  1. Graduate on time.
  2. Earn enough credits before college starts (through AP exams, community college classes, and so forth) to reduce your time in school. Or earn extra credits over the summer to reduce your total number of semesters.
  3. Go to community college for a year or two, and then transfer.
  4. Consider commuting from home (although, as this article in The Houston Chronicle points out, commuting is not as cheap of an option as it used to be because of the cost of gas.)
  5. Be realistic in where you choose to go to school. Ask yourself if that hefty price tag is really worth years of loans–or if a cheaper school can’t give you most of what you need.
  6. Invest a significant amount of time into finding scholarships.
  7. Buy used whenever possible–clothing, books, electronics, things for your dorm or apartment, and so forth. Used is good for the environment and good for your financial situation.
  8. Try to make do without a car–or to use the car you own as little as possible.
  9. Avoid eating out, and learn to cook.
  10. Avoid excessive spending on alcohol– unless you really think partying three times a week is worth thousands of dollars worth of student loan interest.





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