Teddy is a former student loans writer with NerdWallet, where she covered topics around managing money before, during and after college. Her work has been featured by The Associated Press, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune and Reuters.
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Calculate Student Loan Interest, Step by Step
Learning how to calculate student loan interest will help you understand what you’re really paying for college debt
How to Get a Low-Interest Student Loan
Get a low-interest student loan by shopping around, applying with a co-signer and finding discounts.
How To Get Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness is available to borrowers on a first-come, first-served basis.
Her Ticket to a Life She Loves: A Hard Hat
Becoming an apprentice electrician has helped Erin Lakenen travel the world and buy a home.
Apprenticeships: How They Work and How To Land One
These on-the-job training programs pay you while you're learning a skill, appealing to those who want to avoid student debt.
What Is Trade School?
Trade schools give students hands-on career training, but they can be expensive.
Working Capital: What It Is and Formula to Calculate
Working capital is a powerful indicator of the success of your business, and it can give you borrowing power.
Satisfactory Academic Progress: What It Is, How to Appeal
Satisfactory Academic Progress is the standard students must meet to remain eligible for federal financial aid.
What Is Work-Study?
Work-study is a federal student aid program for college students with financial need that helps them get part-time jobs.
What Is Financial Aid for College?
Financial aid includes all funding to help you pay for college, such as scholarships, grants, loans and work-study.
How to Get College Application Fee Waivers
Waivers for college application fees and the SAT or ACT tests can help curb application costs.
How to Apply for Student Loans: Federal and Private
Start by submitting the FAFSA to get federal student loans before turning to private options.