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Student Loan Consolidation vs Refinancing

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It seems like there’s no end to the growing amount of student debt in the United States. There’s only one state—Utah—in the entire nation where the average student borrower owes less than $20,000. In some, it’s approaching $40,00 for the mean outstanding student loan balance. If you feel like you’re swamped with student loan debt, you’re not alone. Fortunately, there are some options out there to help. Here’s how to decide if student loan consolidation versus refinancing is the better option for you. What Is Student Loan Refinancing? Refinancing is one of the most popular money moves for those who…

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Student Loan Consolidation vs Refinancing

2 mins read

It seems like there’s no end to the growing amount of student debt in the United States. There’s only one state—Utah—in the entire nation where the average student borrower owes less than $20,000. In some, it’s approaching $40,00 for the mean outstanding student loan balance. If you feel like you’re swamped with student loan debt,…

‘Active learning’ helps students learn better by engaging them physically

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Mention a college classroom, and most people picture a big hall packed with students listening to a professor lecture. It’s a tried-and-true way of teaching, but is it the best for student learning? Growing evidence has shown that techniques that get students to participate in the learning process — from answering clicker questions to working…

Headed Away to School? Here’s What Students With Health Issues Need to Know

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The FINANCIAL — College is a time of transition, but for those managing chronic medical conditions, it may also be the first time they will be wholly responsible for their own health: setting appointments, securing supplies and pharmaceuticals, and monitoring symptoms.…

Bank of America gives 21 higher education institutions $1 mln each

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The FINANCIAL — As part of Bank of America’s recent $1 billion, four-year commitment to advance racial equality and economic opportunity, the company announced today further details about its $25 million commitment to enhance up-skilling and reskilling for Black and Hispanic-Latino students. Through initial partnerships with 21 higher education institutions including community colleges, historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs)…

Microsoft and ODI announce an Education Open Data Challenge

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The FINANCIAL — Microsoft and the Open Data Institute (ODI) on Tuesday announced the launch of an Education Open Data Challenge to shine light on the relationship between broadband access and K-12 (ages 5 to 18 years old) education outcomes. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Education Open Data Challenge will help educators…

IRS urges students to register so they can receive $1,200 Economic Impact Payment

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The FINANCIAL — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today urged any eligible self-supporting college student who doesn’t need to file a tax return to register by November 21 so they can receive an Economic Impact Payment before the end of the year. In advance of the National EIP Registration Day on November 10 and highlighted in…

Students from all over the world to have access to hundreds of online UK university courses

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The FINANCIAL — The Study UK campaign is offering students all over the world access to a world-class UK higher education experience as it launches its fifth annual online campaign today, hosted on the social learning platform FutureLearn. From Monday 5 October 2020, students worldwide will be able to access 395 massive open online courses (MOOCs) from…

Georgia announced financial aid for students, children, families and self-employed people

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The FINANCIAL — Today at the Executive Government Meeting it was announced that, Georgian government will continue the programmes to cover utility fees, including sanitary services, gas and water bills. Also, every student with up to 150,000 social rating points will receive a full state-funded compensation for one semester tuition fees in the 2021 academic year…