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
  • The cost of college has grown rapidly over the past several decades. The rate at which college costs have grown has greatly outstripped the overall rate of inflation. This means that today's middle-class students are more likely to have trouble paying for school than their parent... Read More
  • The cost of a college education is continuously on the rise. Many students need to take out loans to afford their higher education, but the loan process can be confusing to students who have never had to take a loan. Federal student loans are the most common loans utilized by stu... Read More
  • Whether you want to enjoy a weekend in Cancun or study abroad in Scotland, traveling the world is an exciting experience. As you prepare for your trip, it is easy to get distracted by packing, signing up for classes and finding a new apartment. For you to get the most out of this... Read More
  • You've achieved your goal and made it to the school of your dreams. Then, reality hits. The cost of college has risen dramatically over the past few decades, and the total cost of a public four-year school has now reached an average of nearly $26,000 a year. This price includes r... Read More
  • A college student may not need credit history immediately, but if you're planning for life after college (which you should be), you should start building credit as soon as possible. The difficulty here is that most college aged students have no credit history. So how do you build... Read More
  • It can be difficult to initiate that discussion with your loved ones about pursuing a college education. The fact that the tuition expenses are high is bound to come up. For students and their families, this is the one topic that tends to create the most anxiety. Going back to sc... Read More
  • Deciding what school to attend is an important decision with lasting effects on a student’s future, but it can be difficult to know where to start with so much information available online. Intelligent.com aims to be a comprehensive, unbiased resource to help students determine... Read More
  • Student loans and the cost of college are two issues that have been getting increasing attention over the past decade with the total outstanding student loan debt now approaching $1.7 trillion. There is no shortage of stories about student loan borrowers who have had their liv... Read More