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Heidi Rivera

  • Student loans
  • Higher education
  • Mortgages
  • Research and data collection
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Full Sail University

About the Author

Heidi Rivera is a student loans writer for Bankrate. She began her journey in the personal finance space in 2018, covering a wide range of topics, from personal loans to mortgages. Her true passion, however, is collecting data and creating content around higher education and student loans to help others make smart decisions when it comes to funding their degrees.

When she isn’t writing, Heidi likes to spend time with her cats and explore different fiber-related crafts.


Heidi is a member journalist of the Education Writers Association, a nonprofit organization that helps journalists better cover the education beat in the U.S. Her work has been featured on Money Under 30, Money, MSN, Yahoo Money and Money Talks News.


Before becoming a personal finance writer, Heidi worked in post-production and localization for film and TV for seven years.

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