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American Financial Benefits Center: Increasingly, Borrowers Feel Imprisoned by Their Student Loan Debt

American Financial Benefits Center: Increasingly, Borrowers Feel Imprisoned by Their Student Loan Debt

Student loan borrowers feel imprisoned by debt, according to a recent Forbes article. Recent studies show that nearly 90 percent of borrowers struggle to keep up with monthly payments. Of these borrowers, 44 percent said their next payment will be…

American Financial Benefits Center Asks: Is the Student Loan Crisis Going to Get Worse?

American Financial Benefits Center Asks: Is the Student Loan Crisis Going to Get Worse?

Reports out of Wall Street and the White House suggest that the economy is on the upswing, however, there appears to be little to no trickle-down for student loan borrowers. Borrowers struggling with massive debt, low-paying jobs, high housing costs…

For Graduate Students Taking Out Student Loans for Cost of Attendance, Income-Driven Options May Make Repayment Easier, Says Ameritech Financial

Graduate students who get funding for their degrees may still have to take out student loans. Why? The cost of attendance may be very high and funding may not be sufficient. Graduate students are able to take out federal loans…

Ameritech Financial: As Professional Degree-Seekers Face High Student Debt, Repayment Opportunities May Work in Their Favor

Student loan borrowers who attended graduate school often have bigger student loan balances than undergraduate borrowers and account for a disproportionate share of the collective student debt in the United States. But “graduate school” can refer to a wide variety…

Ameritech Financial on Managing Expectations and Reality in Student Loan Repayment

When it comes to student loans, the chasm between expectations and reality can be wide. Student loan borrowers often agree to take out thousands of dollars as teenagers to finance an education that they have been taught is a necessary…

American Financial Benefits on Timely Completion of College and Effects on Student Loan Borrowers

College success often hinges on timely completion. College is, unfortunately, often a very expensive, all-or-nothing game, in that having some college experience but no degree usually doesn’t benefit the former student financially. Taking a long time to complete a degree…

Mounting Stress Left Over From High School Can Wind Up a Financial Burden, Says Ameritech Financial

Teenage years can be some of the hardest years, what with how much everyone’s emotions and morality are only beginning to get fully established. With the stress of acing classes, balancing extracurricular activities, still making time for family, and starting…

Despite Potential Shakeups in Student Loan Landscape, Ameritech Financial Encourages Borrowers to Stay the Course

​​Recent changes at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have sparked controversy: namely, the Students and Young Consumers office is being folded into another office. Some say the move will limit the power of the agency to regulate entities within the…

New $1.5 Trillion National Student Debt May Represent College Attendance and IDR Enrollment, Says Ameritech Financial

Student loans reached a record high national total of $1.5 trillion. While that may signal alarms for many, it’s important to know what that number includes and what it represents. Ameritech Financial is a document preparation company that helps federal…

Ameritech Financial: As Interest Rates for Federal Student Loans Change, Borrowers Should Be Planning for Repayment

Student loans can be unpredictable. What do we mean by this? One way loans can be unpredictable is their interest rates. Take federal loans, for example. Some federal loans issued in years past have variable interest rates, which introduces an…

AFBC Recommends That Graduating College Students Learn About Their Loans and Repayment Options

It’s never a bad time to learn about student loan repayment options, but May might be one of the best. With graduation just around the corner, students may have a lot on their minds: the final final exams, job searching,…

Ameritech Financial: As Collective Student Loan Debt Passes $1.5 Trillion Mark, Federal Repayment Programs Take the Spotlight

​​Another day, another dollar in student loan debt. The collective student loan debt in the United  States has surpassed 1.5 trillion dollars and is climbing. While some might be thunderstruck by this huge number, individual borrowers often do have options for…

Changing Majors Can Bring on Major Amounts of Student Debt, Says Ameritech Financial

​​​College is one of the things in life that many people go into unsure about. They might struggle with thoughts like “How can I afford this?” or “Which college should I go to?” or even “How do I know this major…

Federal Student Loans Help With More Than Just Traditional Colleges, Like Trade Schools, Says Ameritech Financial

When thinking about student loans, many people imagine the typical associate’s, bachelor's, or advanced degree route. For a number of students, it’s the route they first try, as well. But for some, depending on what occupation they want down the…

Ameritech Financial: Falling Demand for College Might Be Future of Higher Education, But Borrowers Must Deal With Loans Now

While jobs of the future may be high-skilled and require degrees, changing demographics may actually decrease the demand for college in certain regions of the United States — even the country overall. If demand for colleges falls, what might that…

For Borrowers Denied an Income-Driven Repayment Plan, Ameritech Financial Can Provide Assistance Next Time Around

When a student loan borrower applies for an income-driven repayment plan (IDR), she or he does so, most likely, in the hopes of obtaining a more affordable plan. When an application for an IDR is denied, the effects can be…

Ameritech Financial: For Music School Graduates Facing Debt, Benefits of Repayment Options May Resonate With Borrowers

Thousands of student-musicians every year pursue a higher education in music in the United States. Being able to train to be a professional musician and hone your art can be both a specific career move and a pursuit of a…

Ameritech Financial on Providing Guidance in an Uncertain Student Loan Landscape

Ameritech Financial is a document preparation company that helps federal student loan borrowers navigate income-driven repayment plans. The company provides each client with a financial analysis and document preparation services related to applications and recertifications for enrollment in income-driven repayment…

Timely Student Loan Payments Are Likelier When Affordable, Says American Financial Benefits Center

One personal finance rule that some experts promote is paying bills immediately. But this isn’t always possible when there just isn’t cash in the coffer with which to pay the bills. The same goes for monthly student loan payments. But…

As Opposition to Ending Loan Forgiveness Options Increases, Ameritech Financial Encourages Borrower Support

Lawmakers seeking to eliminate Public Service Loan Forgiveness within the PROSPER bill may face another hurdle as a memo from the Pentagon opposing ending the program surfaced recently. PSLF is cited as an important recruitment and retention tool for niche…

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