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Nitro Knowledge. Your Guide to Paying for College.


If you're reading this, your college career is probably coming to an end — and student loan payments are just around the corner. Understanding your options for repayment can be pretty overwhelming, especially when you're not even sure who you're supposed to be making payments to.

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If you’re like a lot of college graduates, you have multiple student loans, all through different lenders. Is it time to get them all in one place? There are pros and cons to refinancing your federal loans through a private lender, so it's important to carefully consider your specific circumstances.

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Has fear of student loan debt kept you from pursuing your master's in computer science? If so, we have some pretty fantastic news for you: Not only can you get your master's for well under $10,000 (in fact, way less!), but you can also get it from a top-tier school.

Future students: Do yourselves a favor and check out what's going on at Georgia Tech.

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Buying a house for the first time is right up there with major milestones like getting married and having a baby. It’s exciting, maddening, and the biggest investment most people will make.

It’s a big deal for you—so get ready for the great inquisition. You don’t even want to approach a lender if you don’t have your finances in shape—but don’t worry, we can help. 

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Conventional wisdom says that taking classes on campus, tromping across the college green several times a day, and cramming in late-night study sessions in your dorm is the best way to earn a college degree. After all, that’s how people have done it for centuries.

But is online learning making the in-person college experience obsolete? While traditional college isn’t likely to disappear any time soon, there’s good evidence that online education has some significant advantages to the classroom experience—and some of them may surprise you.

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If you’re thinking about going to college online but you’re worried that you won’t be eligible for the same of type of financial aid that you’d get at a traditional school, rest easy.

Most accredited online colleges and universities accept the same federal financial aid as brick-and-mortar schools. That means that students at many online schools will generally be eligible for aid from FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. However, some online schools, such as Penn Foster, have a different type of accreditation and do not accept federal financial aid. 

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