Employees Need Help with Student Loan Servicers

Employees Need Help with Student Loan Servicers

What is a Student Loan Servicer? If you hold federal student loans, you borrowed money from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) via their Federal Student Aid program. To handle the repayment of those loans, ED uses student loan servicers. Currently, there are 9...
Avoid this Overpayment Mistake

Avoid this Overpayment Mistake

This week’s blog post was written with permission about one of our Family Access users. Remember, IonTuition users can grant free accounts to family members.  Anne is a Typical Student Loan Borrower Anne is an elementary school teacher with over $10,000 in...
Student Loans Affect Your Credit Score

Student Loans Affect Your Credit Score

A credit score is a measurement of a person’s trustworthiness to repay their debts. Scores range from 300 (very poor) to 850 (excellent). A person with a high credit score has a history of on-time payments, a reliable income, and a relatively low amount of...
Is a Cosigner Required for a Private Student Loan?

Is a Cosigner Required for a Private Student Loan?

Student loans are an interesting source of credit-based borrowing considering the majority of student loan holders have little or no credit history. Federal student loans (except for PLUS loans) do not require a credit check and will actually help borrowers build a...
Does Bankruptcy Clear Your Student Loans?

Does Bankruptcy Clear Your Student Loans?

It’s a common notion that bankruptcy won’t clear student loan debt, however there are some states relaxing that stance and even rumors that lawmakers will make it easier to discharge student loans in bankruptcy. In fact, some bankruptcy lawyers argue that...