Blog Archives for December 2011

Homelessness in America: What is the long-term solution?

December 15, 2011

The holiday season is a time when many of us, focusing on our own family and home, are also acutely aware of those who are homeless.  Many organizations run campaigns to help the homeless during the holiday season as they know the stories of individuals and families who are struggling will pull at our heartstrings.  But homelessness isn’t a seasonal crisis – it affects the lives of millions of people around the country and is worthy of our attention year round.

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Applying to school? Minimize and ease your potential educational debt burden

December 8, 2011

With application deadlines for college and grad school looming, now is the time to start considering educational debt as a complete picture and map out how you will cover the costs of your education before, during and even after you graduate, and we’re going to provide some insight into the factors you should consider when choosing schools in order to ease the burden of educational debt.

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10 Tips for Surviving Law School Exams

December 5, 2011

Final exams are one of the most stressful times during law school.  Here is our advice on how to stay sane and ace your exams over the coming weeks!

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When determining law school affordability, don’t just look at tuition

December 2, 2011

Many prospective law students look only at tuition when trying to determine if law school is affordable and whether or not they should apply.   But in doing so, they could be making a big mistake.

To really understand the “affordability” of a school, you need to consider a variety of factors, including the number of grants and scholarships a school offers, how many students receive them, and if the school offers a loan repayment assistance program (LRAP).  Looking at all of these factors will provide a much better view of affordability, and help guide you to a more informed decision when selecting which schools to apply to.

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A Brief Primer on Fixed-Rate Private Student Loans

December 2, 2011

The number of private lenders, such as Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank and Charter One, offering fixed-rate student loans has nearly doubled over the past year to approximately 12.

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