Author: Brynne Conroy

Brynne Conroy

Brynne Conroy

Brynne Conroy has been writing about personal finance, investing and student loans for 8 years. Her writing has been featured on Student Loan Hero, The Penny Hoarder, Lending Tree, Mint, and Business Insider. She's the author of The Feminist Financial Handbook.
Brynne Conroy

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Figuring out how to take out student loans was confusing enough. But now your student loan servicer has brought up consolidation, and you have no idea what they’re talking about. What is student loan consolidation, anyways? And can it actually save you money? We’ll tackle those questions...

Funding college is no small feat. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible, though. If you’re an engaged student, start your search early and leave no stone unturned, it is possible to fund college entirely on scholarships, or grants and scholarships. But where do you find these scholarships? Let’s...

Paying for college is no small accomplishment. Funding your education requires some planning, forethought, and work, but it can be done. You may be surprised to learn that many can pay for college without taking on burdensome student loans if they start early enough and look...

The cost of college seems to rise exponentially, especially after austerity policies caused a divestment in higher education in states across the country following the Recession. If you want to get a degree, you’re going to have to pay generously for it. There is good news, though:...

Student loans are confusing. There are so many different loan options, each with different interest rates, eligibility requirements and repayment options. To make matters even more complicated, there are two different places you can get student loans: Private lenders and the federal government. Which is a better...

When students head off to college, there’s one thing everyone learns real fast: College financing is complicated. You may be offered grants and scholarships, which do not have to be repaid as long as you keep your end of the academic deal, on top of a...

How do the interest rates on your student loans compare to what everyone else is paying? And how does that interest rate affect your monthly payment? Depending on the type of loan, taking on student debt today could put you above or below the average American...

Going to college is an investment in your future. It will provide you with the necessary skill sets as you step into the next phase of life – as well as substantially increase your earning potential. But college isn’t a cheap investment. In fact, statistics tell...

Figuring out how to fund college can feel like finding your way through a maze. A high-pressure, high-stakes maze at that. Studies show that those who have a four-year degree significantly outearn those with lower levels of education prior to age 64 -- even when you...