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Sallie Mae Introduces Fixed-Rate Private Education Loan

Sallie Mae, the nation’s No. 1 financial services company specializing in education, announced a new fixed interest rate option on its private education loans for academic year 2012-13. The new fixed interest rates, available to undergraduate and graduate students at degree-granting institutions on May 21, will start at 5.75 percent with no origination fees. Sallie Mae will continue to offer variable rate private education loans at rates starting at 2.25 percent for students at degree-granting institutions, with no origination fees.


Mark Kantrowitz’s Take on Financial Aid

If you are unfamiliar with Mark Kantrowitz, he is a financial aid expert and publisher of and and also the author of “Secrets to Winning a Scholarship” so he knows his way around the world of financial aid, to say the least. 

In the New York Times he has published 5 parts worth of questions and answers regarding financial aid to give college students the best advice and help answer what seems like impossible questions when it comes to loan and budgeting advice. 

Some questions that are asked include:  the effect on a sudent’s financial aid package when they receives a private scholarship, advice for paying for private school, Graduate Plus co-signing advice and much, much more! 

Check out this Q and A series at:


Stetson Law

Stetson University College of Law is Florida’s first law school. It has educated lawyers for more than a century. The law school is located in the Gulfport/St. Petersburg area with a satellite campus in downtown Tampa.

Stetson University

Stetson University’s historic campus, founded in 1883 in DeLand, is home to the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business Administration and School of Music. Stetson also has a satellite center in Celebration that offers advanced degrees.