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5 Creative Ways to Pay for College

September 14, 2017 | 9:00am
Congrats! You’ve been accepted to college! Right now you're feeling a rush of excitement, but you know what will come soon: worry about how you'll pay for what may be one of your most expensive investments yet. The good news is that you've got funding options, ranging from sponsorships offered Read More

5 Tips to Help You Save on Textbook Costs

July 24, 2017 | 9:00am
It’s the week before classes start. You just received your syllabus for one of this semester's many courses and are flipping through the pages to get a sense of how much time you'll need to devote to attending class and studying each week. Everything looks reasonable and you're feeling confident that you're going Read More

7 Tips to Quickly Pay Off Your Student Loans

July 18, 2017 | 9:00am
You minimized your debt before starting your studies. You had a solid budget in place while you attended school. Now it's time to start repaying your student loans. Utilizing the list, spreadsheet or app you used to track what you owe and to whom, start figuring out what to pay Read More

Tuition Assistance Programs Make School Affordable

June 28, 2017 | 9:00am
Affording tuition is the biggest and most obvious roadblock students face when considering making a move into a health care career. It can get down to a choice of giving up on a stable income or remaining in a profession you do not particularly enjoy. If you are looking into Read More

Want to Graduate without Debt? Keep These Financial Obstacles in Mind

February 27, 2017 | 10:00am
As there are several financial obstacles that you'll face as you plan how you'll pay for your health care education, it is never too soon to start working out the details! The sooner you start, the more likely you'll be able to graduate without debt — wouldn't that be amazing? Read More

Can You Afford Your Health Care Education?

February 16, 2017 | 10:00am
You think it's pretty reasonable to assume that all debt is bad debt, right? Not so fast! Your health care education is a worthwhile investment that will see great returns in the long run. That means that as long as you manage your finances responsibly, it's okay to have to Read More

Considering a Credit Card? Read This Before You Sign the Dotted Line

January 23, 2017 | 10:00am
Choices you make about money now, at the beginning of your studies, will follow you for the rest of your life. Because you have so many exciting (read: expensive) adventures on the horizon, you're likely to start hearing from a lot of credit card companies. Their offers can be tempting Read More

Spotlight on Scholarships: How to Pay for Your Health Care Education

December 1, 2016 | 9:02pm
We’ve got good news: The number of scholarships available to you is likely to surprise you. As you begin to consider paying for your health care education, focus on finding scholarships that fit your interests, skills and abilities while also offering awards large enough to reduce your tuition by a Read More

Paying Outside of the Box: Unique Sources of Funding for Your Health Care Education

November 28, 2016 | 8:36pm
You may be generally aware of loans, grants and scholarships, but did you know that there are other unique sources of funding that could potentially pay for your health care education as well? In this post, we’ll explore two of these “outside of the box” funding sources: corporate and association Read More

The Secret to an Affordable Health Professions Education?

November 7, 2016 | 8:39pm
While grants, scholarships and loans are great choices for financing your health care education, there is another option you may want to consider, especially if you are interested in a career in primary care. Service commitment programs are designed to provide borrowers with financial support in exchange for a service Read More

How to Pay for Your Non-Accredited Education

October 27, 2016 | 4:48pm
If you're considering choosing to attend a non-accredited school, two financial challenges may lay ahead: Not having access to federal student aid (which leads to private student loans) and keeping federal student loans you may have in good standing during school. Private student loans Private student loans tend to have Read More

How Much Your Health Care Education Will Actually Cost You

October 20, 2016 | 8:18pm
Let’s say the sticker price for your dream college is $35,000 per year—this includes tuition, fees, room and board charges, and an allowance for books, supplies, transportation and personal expenses. Now let’s say that you can’t afford to pay $35,000 to attend this school, but you really like the school Read More

What’s the Deal with No-Loan Policies?

October 6, 2016 | 9:31pm
Can you imagine graduating from college without any debt? In an effort to attract and serve students from all backgrounds, increase economic diversity and reduce loan indebtedness, some colleges began creating no-loan policies over a decade ago. A no-loan policy replaces student loans with grants (money you do not have Read More