Author: E. Pohland

What Can a Pell Grant Be Used For?

Across the United States, the cost of college has risen exponentially over the past 20 years. Both private and public universities now charge large amounts for tuition, room and board, and other fees, leaving many students looking for increasing amounts of financial aid so they can afford to go to school.For low-income students, there are a number of options for aid to help them attend college. These include scholarships and need-based financial aid, such as the federal Pell Grant. The Pell Grant is available for students based on financial need, and it can only be used for certain expenses....

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How Does Virginia’s Student Loan Ombudsman Work?

In recent years, the topic of student loans has been a hot item in the news. More Americans than ever before are saddled with student loan debt, and more borrowers are having difficulty paying off their loans. Bad debt collection practices and overly-aggressive student loan servicers have turned many borrowers’ lives upside down. Borrowers can feel as though no one is there to help them. Yet a new legislation in Virginia and other states could change that reality.Student loan ombudsmen are government officials tasked with helping borrowers who are struggling with repaying their student loans. They can assist borrowers...

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How Does the Student Security Act of 2017 Work?

Student loan debt is one of the biggest crises our country faces at this time. Although it might not have the urgency of a potential nuclear standoff with North Korea, it is critical to the financial well-being of our country. As the cost of a college education continues to soar, more Americans are graduating with debt. Currently, the total national student loan debt stands at $1.5 trillion and is growing.Given the scope of this problem, many politicians are looking for answers. In some states, this has led to offering free or low-cost college for residents, particularly through the community...

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