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5 minutes | May 26, 2020
What is the Maximum Amount of Student Loans in a Lifetime?
There are two main types of student loans: federal student loans and private student loans. While the eligibility requirements and repayment terms differ for each type of loan, every student loan program defines upper limits on how much money students may borrow. Here we explain the maximum lifetime amounts that students are eligible to borrow for each type of loan.
5 minutes | May 21, 2020
What do student loans cover?
The types of expenses that student loans are intended to cover are relatively few. In fact, there are just five legitimate categories.
5 minutes | May 19, 2020
What types of student loans are there?
As you consider your options, it is important to understand the full range of loan alternatives.
3 minutes | May 14, 2020
Can I Take Out a Student Loan for Living Expenses?
It’s obvious that you can borrow student loan money to cover the cost of tuition, but you may be wondering if you can also use some of that money to pay for living expenses. Good news: The answer is yes.
12 minutes | May 5, 2020
How Much Should I Budget For College?
Edmit’s budgeting advice for your family as you plan to make a decision about where your student will be spending the next few years of their life - or even just the next year. TIP! With today’s uncertainties, it may be helpful to create a few versions of this.
10 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
Is online tuition less than in-person tuition?
Online education offers many benefits to students - it is convenient, and you can complete courses on your own time and (socially-distanced) place. But is it also cheaper?
5 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
Researching Colleges: COVID-19 Edition
Here are some of the steps you can take to help make your college decision.
5 minutes | Apr 21, 2020
How to Decide If a Community College Is Right for You
Here are some of the things you need to know if you’re considering a community college - especially if you intend to transfer or continue to a four-year university eventually.
3 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Making College Decisions When A Visit Is Not An Option
College campuses are closed. What can high school juniors and seniors faced with college decisions do?Here is one tip to help you make the right choice!
7 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
Is it a good idea to take a gap year during the coronavirus?
Here are some of the pros and cons we see of considering a gap year in 2020-2021.
2 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
Financial Aid Appeals: COVID-19 Edition
As you navigate all the uncertainties COVID-19 brings, we wanted to remind you that you can, and should, appeal your financial aid awards.
3 minutes | Apr 2, 2020
Is your college coronavirus-ready?
How to tell if your college is coronavirus-ready.
4 minutes | Mar 31, 2020
Why you should care about college financial health
Our founders published an op-ed last fall on why Edmit believes college financial health should be made more available to families. Here’s an excerpt on what they said.
6 minutes | Mar 26, 2020
Financial Plan - Part 2: Where Should The Money Come From?
Learn from Nirav Batavia, a CFP and Managing Partner at Forum Financial, about the general principles he uses to advise his clients on how to plan across all four years of college.
3 minutes | Mar 19, 2020
A Note from Edmit on Coronavirus
From our team at Edmit, we hope you are staying safe and sane in light of the rapid changes we’re experiencing in the world.
2 minutes | Mar 17, 2020
Financial Plan - Part 1: Full Cost
One of the biggest mistakes families make when planning for the cost of college? Not thinking about all four years. Here are a few things to keep in mind while making your four-year payment plan.
8 minutes | Mar 12, 2020
College ROI - Part 4: Career Services
If you’re in the college research phase, evaluating the career services office at the schools on your list is a must-do. So here are our tips on how to evaluate college career services and academic advisors!
4 minutes | Mar 10, 2020
How Does Major Impact ROI?
Among the most important factors determining projected ROI is undergraduate degree choice. Learn more about the highest-paying and lowest-paying college majors.
6 minutes | Mar 6, 2020
College ROI - Part 2: 4 Risks of College ROI
College is an investment –and it might be one of the biggest you ever make. Despite those big numbers, the data show it’s probably worth it—but you’ll need to make many decisions along the way that will impact how much the investment pays back.
9 minutes | Mar 3, 2020
College ROI - Part 1: ROI of a College Education
As the price of a college education continues to rise, many Americans are questioning whether a college degree is still worth it. In this episode, we cover the many factors that affect a student's college ROI outcomes.
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