The MDHE has published a pamphlet explaining options for defaulted borrowers and what a person can do now to get on a better financial path. Check out an online version at the MDHE website:
How long will it take you to pay off your student loan? Let Bankrate’s calculator crunch the numbers for you:
The Missouri Department of Education gives basic information regarding financial aid for the upcoming school year. Get information on the FAFSA, loan borrowing, how to calculate your Cost of Attendance, the A+ program, and much more:
Do you know your rights and responsibilities as a student loan borrower? If not, you may read about them on the MDHE website:
Creating a budget that you can stick to is a great way to manage your expenses. Let Bankrate give you tips on how to get started:
The Nelnet Loan Assist mobile app allows you to conveniently make payments and displays upcoming due dates, interest rates, and monthly payments at a glance. Available for both Apple and Android devices.
As a college student, saving money any way that you can is crucial. Get inspiration from this thorough list of money saving ideas on beingfrugal.net:
Are you having trouble making student loan payments? A deferment or forbearance may be the right choice for you. Nelnet describes how they work, the difference between the two and their most common types.
Celebrity Calamity allows you to strengthen your finance skills all while playing a fun, interactive game! You have been hired as the finance manager for a demanding actress who is terrible at controlling her money. Don’t buy items she doesn’t want or you might get fired! Follow the link to check it out:
Some people default on their loans in ways they would have never expected. Watch out for these hidden problems with your student loans: