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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How to Refinance Student Loans With Bad Credit
It's harder to refinance student loans with bad credit unless you add a co-signer or improve your credit first.
What Is Adverse Credit History?
Adverse credit is a negative mark on your credit report that will disqualify you from receiving federal PLUS loans.
How to Afford College for Your Kid
Prioritize retirement savings before you help your kid pay for college with a loan or by tapping your home’s equity.
How to Check Your FAFSA Status
Check your FAFSA status online after submitting the form to make sure it was processed correctly.
Can I Consolidate My Defaulted Student Loans?
Consolidate defaulted student loans by making three on-time payments or enrolling in an income-driven plan.
Student Loan Forgiveness for Nurses: What’s Best for You?
Nurses may benefit from Public Service Loan Forgiveness or a different federal or state loan forgiveness program.
Can I Get Private Student Loan Forgiveness?
You can only get your private student loans forgiven through death or total and permanent disability discharge.
Student Loan Forgiveness for Teachers: How to Get It
You can apply for Teacher Loan Forgiveness at the end of your fifth consecutive teaching year.
Parent PLUS Loan Repayment Options
Options include refinancing, consolidating and making payments on an Income-Contingent Repayment plan.
How to Use a Net Price Calculator
Use a college's net price calculator to get an accurate picture of potential college costs.
Collateral for Business Loans: How Much Do You Need?
Unsecured business loans exist, but offering collateral may help you get more favorable interest rates and terms.
Doctors Who Do It All: How to Start Your Own Medical Practice
You’ll need funding, credentials, a legal structure and a license before launching a medical practice.