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.

  • Getting their first credit card is a big step for a college student. While credit cards represent a serious responsibility, they are also very useful. Having a credit card teaches budgeting and money management. Credit cards also allow students to establish credit history, which ... Read More
  • In recent years, the rate of college students experiencing homelessness has been on the rise, especially among students attending community colleges. In fact, a few colleges have been making headlines for taking more steps to support these students, such as Long Beach Community C... Read More
  • As of December 2020, the total amount of student loan debt Americans owed topped $1.7 trillion. This staggering figure looms large over the debate about whether the federal government should forgive student loans, and how to make college more affordable for future generations. ... Read More
  • Although the benefits of college seem obvious and have been well-documented (higher average salary and reported happiness being the main factors), higher education has become unaffordable for so many people. Because of the student loan crisis, many are now questioning whether the... 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
  • Why do people pay for college? Yes, the new friendships and experiences are important, but ask anyone what their main motivation is and you know they’ll say something along the lines of “to be able to get a high-paying job when I graduate.” In fact, a recent study from Mone... 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
  • 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
  • A master’s degree is one of the most prestigious educational degrees available in the U.S., and can lead to a well-paying career in one of several industries. Some of the highest-paying master’s degrees are in nursing and computer science, but psychologists, economists, and m... Read More