Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 9:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Going to college is an expensive proposition. Need-based financial aid and scholarships help, but many students and families will rely on student loans in meeting the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for college expenses. I’m conflicted about President Obama’s initiative to expand the number of former students who qualify to have their student loan burden reduced.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 3:15 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Use mobile phone apps to search for college scholarships.

Thursday, March 14, 2013 4:52 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A problem in processing some tax returns is slowing student applications for financial aid, just as many are facing deadlines to request the school funds.

Friday, November 16, 2012 11:57 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Admissions and financial aid policies — along with cost of attendance — play a significant role in determining student debt levels.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012 11:27 am
By Christina Couch · Bankrate.com

Success for those fighting student debt! As of this past week, Congress officially prevented the interest rate on subsidized Stafford loans from doubling. The move will affect approximately 7.4 million students, saving them an average of $1,000 over the course of their loans, according to White House estimates. Though subsidized Stafford rates are scheduled to