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99% Rejection Rate From PSLF Program Doesn't Bode Well for Current or Future Applicants, Says Ameritech Financial

99% Rejection Rate From PSLF Program Doesn't Bode Well for Current or Future Applicants, Says Ameritech Financial

Getting rejected doesn’t feel good, and it is some people’s worst nightmare. Depending on what someone got rejected from, it may feel like there are long-term repercussions to deal with from getting rejected, and in a way there is. Student…

AFBC: Johns Hopkins University May Have Just Done Away With Student Loans for Good

AFBC: Johns Hopkins University May Have Just Done Away With Student Loans for Good

Not everyone can rely on scholarships to take them through school. Instead, most will have to rely on student loans to attend college, which repaying those often takes far longer than advertised as taking and costing more money. American Financial…

Ameritech Financial: Degrees Don't Guarantee Smooth Repayment, Especially for Minorities

Ameritech Financial: Degrees Don't Guarantee Smooth Repayment, Especially for Minorities

The idea is to take out student loans to afford college, get a degree and then work on repayment for a few years after landing a good-paying job with the earned degree. For many student loan borrowers, that’s not the case. For…

AFBC: Want to Be Paid to Move? Tulsa, Oklahoma, May Be Looking to Do Just That

AFBC: Want to Be Paid to Move? Tulsa, Oklahoma, May Be Looking to Do Just That

Figuring out where to plant some roots and begin a new chapter in life isn’t always easy. There are all sorts of things to consider before moving and no one’s going to cover the costs to move. Or will they? American…

Making Poor Assumptions About Student Loan Borrowers' Financial Situation Does No One Any Favors, Says AFBC

Making Poor Assumptions About Student Loan Borrowers' Financial Situation Does No One Any Favors, Says AFBC

The majority of Americans attending college will need some sort of financial assistance. People who don’t need financial assistance for college, or much else in life, and sometimes even people who also need help, seem to harshly judge those who…

Ameritech Financial Talks Notable Government and Business Policies Which May Lower Student Loans Like the Student Loan Repayment Acceleration Act

Ameritech Financial Talks Notable Government and Business Policies Which May Lower Student Loans Like the Student Loan Repayment Acceleration Act

Ameritech Financial is closely following the Student Loan Repayment Acceleration Act that Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado proposed recently. If this bill passed it would allow employers to contribute up to $10,000 per year towards their employee’s student loan debt.…

Ameritech Financial: Ohio Student Loan Borrowers May Not Need to Choose Between Repayment and Buying a House

Ameritech Financial: Ohio Student Loan Borrowers May Not Need to Choose Between Repayment and Buying a House

Immigration between states is nothing new as people are always looking for a situation that suits them better. Some states have better job prospects for certain fields, others may have more affordable housing. The reasons people move vary, but they…

Student Loan Repayment Isn't Only a Problem for the Young, Says Ameritech Financial

Student Loan Repayment Isn't Only a Problem for the Young, Says Ameritech Financial

People say stuff like “it’s only downhill from here”, trying to say that it gets easier. In theory, as people have had more time to climb their professional ladder, save up some money, and get comfortable in their home, it…

American Financial Benefits Center Shares Some Strategies to Take Control of Student Loans

American Financial Benefits Center Shares Some Strategies to Take Control of Student Loans

Having student loans is common, but knowing successful repayment strategies is not. Knowing the different options available for private and federal loans can reduce repayment by thousands of dollars, provide a flexible repayment schedule, or allow a borrower to have…

ATF: Fifth in Population, Thirty-Third in Size, But Can Pennsylvania Really Be the Worst State for Student Loans?

ATF: Fifth in Population, Thirty-Third in Size, But Can Pennsylvania Really Be the Worst State for Student Loans?

With 50 states in our country, of course one of them is going to rank the worst in a few categories. The worst may depend on who is asked, and those that live in the mentioned state may have a…

ATF: The Struggle Towards College Starts for Some People Before They're Even Enrolled in School

ATF: The Struggle Towards College Starts for Some People Before They're Even Enrolled in School

Gearing up for college doesn’t just begin in high school for a lot of people. Sometimes it begins before they’re even born. Parents saving up for college may begin as soon as they hear they’re expecting, especially if they have…

Ameritech Financial: How Much Student Loan Debt is Worth It?

Ameritech Financial: How Much Student Loan Debt is Worth It?

A college education is considered one of the necessary tools to do well in life, but it's one of the most expensive tools there is. Most people will need some sort of financial assistance to attend. But when it takes…

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…

AFBC: Student Loans Are a Global Problem, One Which Could Have Big Economic Consequences

AFBC: Student Loans Are a Global Problem, One Which Could Have Big Economic Consequences

The student loan crisis in America has hit $1.5 trillion this year, but America isn’t alone in feeling the heat from this kind of problem. New Zealand, Malaysia, Great Britain and many more countries that offer student loans are experiencing troubles…

Parents of Student Loan Borrowers Have Options to Help Their Children in Times of Need, Says Ameritech Financial

Parents of Student Loan Borrowers Have Options to Help Their Children in Times of Need, Says Ameritech Financial

Student loan repayment can be difficult even in regular circumstances. But when hardships begin to crop up, it may make student loan repayment more difficult than some borrowers can handle. In cases like a borrower getting sick, a concerned parent…

Ameritech Financial: Student Loan Borrowers Are Getting Married Later, But Could Getting Married Too Early Be a Problem for Student Loans Too?

Ameritech Financial: Student Loan Borrowers Are Getting Married Later, But Could Getting Married Too Early Be a Problem for Student Loans Too?

There’s tons of talk lately about how student loan borrowers are being forced to delay life goals such as buying a house, starting a family or getting married because they can’t afford to do so otherwise. But, are there potential problems with…

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…

AFBC: Pulled Up By the Bootstraps or Pulled Down Into the Dirt, Student Loans Not Helping the Way Many Borrowers Hope They Would

AFBC: Pulled Up By the Bootstraps or Pulled Down Into the Dirt, Student Loans Not Helping the Way Many Borrowers Hope They Would

The American tale of starting from nothing, pulling oneself up by the bootstraps and striking it big is a classic one, but it’s becoming less common in reality. For a while, the story was going to college and getting a degree…

Fleeing the Country From Student Loans Seems Extreme, But AFBC Says It's Some Borrowers' Extreme Reality

Fleeing the Country From Student Loans Seems Extreme, But AFBC Says It's Some Borrowers' Extreme Reality

Fleeing the country seems extreme for most people and, depending on their living situation, may be rather difficult too. But for the people that do flee to another country, it's because they feel they have no other choice. American Financial…

AFBC: On Going Struggles With $1.5 Trillion in Student Loan Debt Has Strong Possibility of Leading to Further Class Divide

AFBC: On Going Struggles With $1.5 Trillion in Student Loan Debt Has Strong Possibility of Leading to Further Class Divide

The idea behind student loans is that even if that they’re a large amount, they’ll be manageable with the degree earned and the subsequent job obtained afterward. However, as many borrowers have personally found out, that is not always the…

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