Student loans are one way through which many students make their career dreams come true. But, as with any loan, you have to pay them back with interest. That is why you need to borrow wisely and get the best deal with the best terms possible. Here are some parameters you can use while comparing student loan options:
Spring is only three weeks away and you can finally take a deep breath as you are almost halfway done with the semester! Spring is a time to focus on summer employment, courses for fall semester, and your academics. It may seem like you have a long time until summer vacation, but don't let the long weekends and school vacations pass you by. Take all the opportunities you can to work towards improving your future. Students looking to stay on track should take advantage of these tips!
We are excited to announce that effective March 5, 2018, the RISLA College Planning Center currently located at the Boys & Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln will be moving to a new location at 652 George Washington Highway in Lincoln, RI.
The recent tax bill expands 529 savings plans to include expenses for elementary and secondary education. And, the annual gift tax exclusion has increased. This is big news for education savers – no matter how much you are saving!
Congress wanted to make it easier to save for education. Traditionally, 529 plans have been used to cover college costs only, making 529 savings plans the go-to option to save for college for many families.
Paying off your student loan debt can be a daunting task. Are you stressed about how you're going to make your monthly payments in addition to other bills and responsibilities? Take a look at our student loan repayment strategies infographic and see what may work best for you and your budget. Keep in mind that not every strategy will apply to everyone, but each option is worth looking into!
Need some help filing your FAFSA? This video, created by the Office of Governor Gina M. Raimondo, features three RISLA College Planning Center counselors, and walks you through the process, from creating an FSA ID all the way through submission.