Student Loans

  • Speaking the Language of Lending

    June 8, 2017 | Student Loans

    If you’re trying to get a student loan – or just about any consumer loan – you may have seen the term “LIBOR” when researching interest rates. And unless you regularly follow the financial news, you may wonder what in the world it means.

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  • Why Student Lending is Broken: Part 4 of a Series

    April 27, 2017 | Student Loans

    Skills-Based Education Coming Into Its Own By Chris Keaveney CEO, Meritize This blog series explores the various factors contributing to the student debt crisis including: The reality that colleges are unintentionally incentivized to raise the cost of attendance, and students are willing to pay these high costs, due to the easy availability of student loans…

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  • Betting on Yourself…And Winning

    April 21, 2017 | Student Loans

    Improving Your Odds Can Improve Your Credit By Paula Raven Director of Operations, Meritize Underwriting is a funny word.  The Financial Times defines it as when “an institution undertakes the risk associated with a venture.”  The history of the term is even more interesting. The name derives from the Lloyd’s of London insurance market. Financial bankers, who would…

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  • Pursuing a Skill-Based Education

    April 12, 2017 | Student Loans

    Comparing Similar Benefits Among Apples, Oranges and Bananas By Bob Park Every day we know less about more. With technology advancing at an ever-increasing pace, we are instantly behind if we don’t keep up with change.  Nowhere is this more important than how we earn our living.  Protecting your career, and therefore your livelihood, should…

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  • Why Student Lending is Broken: Part 3 of a Series

    April 5, 2017 | Student Loans

    Is Pursuing Your Passion Worth the Financial Pain By Chris Keaveney This blog series explores the various factors contributing to the student debt crisis including: The reality that colleges are unintentionally incentivized to raise the cost of attendance, and students are willing to pay these high costs, due to the easy availability of student loans…

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