Student Debt

Student debt can build up for a number of reasons including student loans, credit mismanagement, or even unforeseen and uncontrollable factors. This topic provides articles, advice, and answers to your questions on how to manage student debt, pay off student debt, finance management, and general FAQs to help you understand and eliminate your debt.

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  • Student Loan Repayment Options: Which One is Right for You?

    While the prospect of college is incredibly exciting, the prospect of carrying the burden of tens of thousands of dollars in loans is less so. Here are some tips to help you make a decision about which student loan repayment method is right for you.

  • The Truth Behind Student Loan Horror Stories

    Worried about paying off your student loans after hearing all those horror stories? Noodle expert Rachel Fishman puts your mind at ease with the statistics about how and why this crisis has occurred.

  • Your Diploma’s Earning Power Will Beat Out Student Debt

    Many students rely on grants and scholarships to pay their way to graduation, but many more must turn to private and federal loans for their funding. Is getting a college degree worth all of that debt?

  • 3 Methods for Managing Student Debt

    Student loans ultimately mean student debt, which can get out of hand quickly, it’s important to understand and manage them from the outset. Here are three tips to help you stay on top of things:

  • Federal vs Private: The Lowdown On MBA Loans

    You’ve done the hard work and applied for as many grants and scholarships as you can, but now you need to bridge that final gap between the money you have and the money you need. There are two options for students looking for a loan for their MBA program, Federal loans and private loans.

  • What's a FICO Score and How Does it Affect Student Loans?

    FICO sounds familiar but what does it actually mean, and what strategies can you use to make sure it helps your student loans? We've got the breakdown right here.

  • Is Pay As You Earn (PAYE) Worth It?

    The cost of college is soaring, and debt-bearing students of all ages like the idea of being able to make payments on an affordable plan that fits their income, particularly in those first post-college years where money might be hard to come by.

  • A Guide to Selling Your Textbooks

    You worked hard and you got the best grades you could get with your awfully busy schedule. Now it’s time to reward yourself by selling your books.

  • Student Loan Forgiveness

    If you are going to college, there is a high probability that you will be taking out student loans to assist you with your college tuition. There are many benefits of federal student loans that are currently not offered by private student loans, and one of biggest benefits to federal loans is loan forgiveness.

  • Noodle's Weekly Round-Up: Managing Student Loans

    As the new school year begins, we know that financial woes can really start to creep up on a lot of college students and their families. So in this week's Friday round-up, we wanted to share some helpful tools, articles and resources to help you manage your current or impending college debt.

  • America's Student Loan Debt Crisis

    America's student debt is considered a bubble, and Noodle is helping you find ways to protect yourself before it bursts.

  • Colleges Withhold Transcripts from Students in Loan Default

    Universities have started withholding transcripts when graduates default on student loans. Learn more about how you can avoid this situation.

  • FixUC's 5% Solution: An Answer to the Student Debt Crisis?

    Fix UC is offering a new way to think about paying for tuition: college graduates would pay for their education with 5% of their income for the next 20 years.

  • Ranking Colleges by the Amount of Debt Per Degree Issued

    Student debt in the United States has exceeded credit card debt. Would making financial information about colleges more readily available change the situation?

  • Tuition Comparison Site: The High Price of College

    The new website launched by the Department of Education allows families to compare college tuition costs.