Student Finances

It’s no secret going to college is pricey. From tuition and books to lodging and food, things can add up fairly quickly. These guides will help you along the way and answer questions that students may not get the answer to by going to class.

  • Not understanding what student loan interest is, how it accrues, and how to pay it off can cost you thousands of dollars on top of the original money you borrowed. Don’t let understanding interest intimidate or confuse you. Taking the time to fully grasp what interest means is ... Read More
  • Despite its rather dramatic decline in recent months, interest in investing in cryptocurrency is still soaring. You can now use crypto to pay for a number of goods and services including cars, computers, and insurance, so why not use it to save for a college education? We want... Read More
  • Key findings: 1 in 10 still have student loan debt 20 years later. 49% of Americans support student loan forgiveness, 19% oppose it, and 32% are undecided. 1/2 of America supports cancelling student loan debt as a way to stimulate the economy. 1/3 of opponents say c... Read More
  • One of President Joe Biden’s most memorable campaign promises was his pledge to address the student debt crisis. And, in recent days, he seems to be inching closer to a deal that would forgive up to $10,000 in student debt per borrower, with a few exceptions. We asked 1,000 ... Read More
  • For a job that pays well and requires minimal time in school, consider an associate degree. Most associate degrees only take two years of study at a community college to complete, but during that short amount of time, you boost your earning potential dramatically. According to th... Read More
  • As President Biden potentially inches closer to a deal to forgive some student loan debt, Intelligent.com wanted to find out how those who have already paid off all their student loans feel about the prospect. We found that a majority of former borrowers support loan forgiveness,... Read More
  • For a job with a good salary that typically requires a relatively low investment of time and tuition, consider a certificate program. In the short amount of time spent completing a certificate program, you boost your earning potential dramatically. According to the Bureau of Labo... Read More
  • Although most colleges and universities do raise tuition by a small percentage each year (for example, for the 2021-22 academic year four-year public universities raised tuition by 1.6% on average), many schools are being forced by inflation to hike up their tuition by as much as... Read More
  • If you're planning on going on to graduate school, passing the GRE is one of the biggest hurdles you have to face. The GRE, which stands for Graduate Record Examination, is like the SAT or ACT for graduate school, and more than 500,000 students take it each year. The GRE has thre... Read More