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8 signs you can pay off your student loans in less time

You can pay off your student loans on a 10-year plan or longer, but you may be able to shave off a few years by making extra payments along the way.
David Walentas built his $2.5 billion fortune developing real estate in Brooklyn, New York after receiving an ROTC scholarship to attend UVA.

A real-estate billionaire who was the first in his family to attend college just pledged $100 million to fund scholarships for first-generation studen...

David Walentas' gift will cover UVA's tuition for 60 first-generation students from Rochester, New York; New York City; or Virginia beginning in 2022.
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My aunt cosigned my student loans, but 12 years later I’m determined never to do the same

I've seen firsthand how complicated and tricky cosigning a loan can be, and I won't put myself or someone else in that position again.

I borrowed $50,000 in student loans, but years later I owe $96,000 and I’m still not sorry I did it

It's clear to me that my loans grew so much from a combination of my poor financial decision-making and a high interest rate.
Smith gave the commencement address at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia on May 19, 2019.

Meet Robert F. Smith, the billionaire who’s paying off student loans, owns a home in Malibu, and married a former Playboy model in a lavish Ital...

Robert F. Smith is the CEO of Vista Equity Partners. His grant to the class of 2019 at Morehouse College is reportedly estimated at $40 million.

The billionaire who promised to pay off student loans for an entire graduating class just pledged to pay off their parents’ educational loans, t...

The gift to Morehouse College will cost billionaire Robert F. Smith $34 million, the historically black college said in a press release September 20.

Refinancing your student loans with SoFi could save you money — and even help you get a better mortgage rate

SoFi can help you refinance your student loans at a lower interest rate. And, since it offers a host of other products, you can better rates on loans.

The beauty of cash-back credit cards is that you can use your rewards for just about anything. Here’s how 4 people used their cash back to pay d...

If you're working to pay down student loans, don't overlook cash-back credit cards. They earn bonus rewards that you can put to your loan payments.
Making your first student loan payment isn't as overwhelming as it seems.

How to make your first student loan payment after graduating from college

Here's how to make your first student loan payment, and where to find the information you need on your federal student loans to start repaying them.

Refinancing your student loans with CommonBond can get you ultra-low interest rates and 24 months of forbearance if you need it

As of September 2019, CommonBond offers the lowest student loan refinancing rates in the country and doesn't charge any junk fees.