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Staying Grounded in the Facts May Help Focus Student Loan Repayment, Says American Financial Benefits Center

Even if someone is current on their student loans, they still might feel uneasy about their debt or even become anxious about it. Sometimes knowing all of the facts can help deal with debt-related stress. American Financial Benefits Center (AFBC),…

Ameritech Financial: Treating Medical School Debt With Repayment Options May Help Federal Student Borrowers

Columbia University’s medical school announced recently that the school is implementing a new scholarship program that would replace loans with scholarship funds for students who qualify for financial aid. This new effort to reduce loans will likely be welcome by…

Ameritech Financial: Dealing With Student Debt Later in Life Can Be Doable for Proactive Borrowers

While older Americans are experiencing the weight of student loans even more, taking on student loans later in life may not necessarily be a bad thing. For one veterinarian, taking on debt in her 50s was a necessary step to…

Ameritech Financial Encourages Student Loan Borrowers to Take Action to Improve Their Net Worth

Young adults today are worse off than their parents were at their age. A recent look at net worth of different generations at ages 24 to 35 showed that today’s young adults have a net worth half the size of…

Effective Student Loan Repayment Habits Can Help Borrowers With Overall Financial Success, Says Ameritech Financial

Financial literacy for student loan borrowers is not confined to student loan repayment. A recent report showed that college graduates have made multiple financial mistakes within two years after graduation. Such mistakes involve other monthly expenses such as credit card payments…

Ameritech Financial: As States Move Towards New Servicer Regulations, Borrowers Have Repayment Options Now

Certain states may be asserting their ability to legislate student loan servicing practices. A bill cleared the Massachusetts state senate that, if it became law, would force loan servicers to acquire a business license to operate in the state, among…

Ameritech Financial Explains the Mystery Behind Federal IDR Payment Calculations

Federal income-driven repayment plans (IDRs) can be very helpful for borrowers who cannot afford the payments under the Standard Repayment plan. IDRs boast flexible payments that change relative to changes in each borrower’s situation. Knowing how those changes work may…

Ameritech Financial Wishes Students Luck With College Decisions, Helps Borrowers Who Are Struggling With Loan Repayment

College Decision Day is fast approaching and high school students across the nation may be feeling the pressure. May 1 is the deadline for students to choose a college and officially accept an offer. Choosing a college is an important…

American Financial Benefits Center is Committed to Helping Student Loan Borrowers Better Their Repayment Experience

Student loan repayment can be some of the most stressful or tedious financial burdens that Americans face today. But student loan repayment isn’t always terrible, especially if the borrower is in the right repayment plan. American Financial Benefits Center (AFBC),…

Ameritech Financial Encourages Student Loan Borrowers to Understand How Changing Interest Rates May Impact Repayment

When people say “interest rates are going up,” what does that mean for student loans? Federal student loan borrowers, whether they have variable- or fixed-rate loans, will not necessarily be directly affected by Federal Reserve interest rate hikes. Despite the…

Ameritech Financial Helps Federal Student Loan Borrowers Get the Repayment Ball Rolling

Student loan borrowers may feel like their debt is holding them back in life. In fact, many are delaying making life decisions because of their student loans, like buying a house or starting a family. However, paying down student loans…

Ameritech Financial on Staying Ahead of Student Loans and Peace of Mind

Ameritech Financial is a document preparation company which helps federal student loan borrowers take actions that may help them stay on top of their loan repayments and avoid delinquency and default. The company helps borrowers apply for and recertify enrollment…

Ameritech Financial: Even in Professions With the Highest Student Debt, Loan Payments Can Be Manageable

Graduate degrees may promise higher earnings than bachelor’s degrees, but they also typically come at a high cost. Graduate students can borrow up to higher limits than undergraduates, partly because they are considered independent students without parental assistance. A recent…

American Financial Benefits Center on Taking on Debt While Paying Down Student Loans

Having student loans can be such a financial burden that taking on other debt may feel overwhelming. Borrowers may even feel that they won't be approved for any additional credit because of their student loans. However, it is possible, though…

Ameritech Financial on Student Loan Repayment Accountability and Risk-Sharing Proposals

Higher education is a risky investment for students who take out loans to fund their college experience. The Brookings Institution believes that schools offering student loans to their students should share that risk and let that accountability fuel improvement that…

Ameritech Financial: Student Loan Repayment Approach Should Be Unique to Each Borrower

When it comes to student loan repayment, there is no one-size-fits-all. Because incomes and personal situations vary so widely, student loan borrowers should not enter into a certain repayment situation just because, say, someone they know is doing that. Borrowers…

Ameritech Financial Recommends That College Students and Borrowers Get Help Throughout the Entire College Process

​​The entire higher education process, from applications through loan repayment, is complicated. Many young adults find it overwhelming and may not be prepared to make such long-lasting decisions on their own. At every step of the way, students have access…

Amid Uneven Student Loan Servicer Practices, Ameritech Financial Fills Gap in Student Loan Industry

Student loan servicers greatly affect borrowers’ repayment outcomes, a new piece in the New York Times about a recent study suggests, and even outcomes vary wildly between borrowers depending on what information they get from the servicer. One of the…

Ameritech Financial on the Common Financial Conundrum: Retirement Saving Versus Student Loan Repayment

Millions of young adults are faced with an important financial decision: save for retirement or pay down student loans. While saving for retirement may not feel as important for younger borrowers, starting early is extremely beneficial. However, student loans can…

Ameritech Financial: While Student Loan Debt Varies Widely by Region, Federal Benefits Extend Widespread Support

An interactive map published by the Urban Institute this past week reveals how student loan debt is a national issue but plays out locally in different ways. The map allows users to see statistics about student loan debt and the…

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