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Category: Education

14 March 2017, 08:15
Thinking about going back to school? You’re not alone. Thanks to night classes, internet courses, and flexible schedules, it’s easier than ever to continue your education on your own terms. Deciding to learn something new is exciting, and something that can fill you with hope. Along with furthering your education,...
6 February 2017, 07:01
If you went to college many years ago, but never finished, you may have thought about returning. It’s never too late to go back to school and finish what you started, but it’s important to know when the time is right. After all, college is a big commitment and requires...
23 November 2016, 08:00
As a parent, there are only a few moments that make you prouder than watching your child accept their college diploma. There are also few things that they can do that will help their chances at earning a good wage more than earning that degree will. In fact, according to...
24 October 2016, 08:25
 Money can be tight as a college student—you’re talking expensive college tuition, possibly living on your own for the first time, and limited (or a complete lack of) income. Being extra careful with your money is especially important during this phase of your life, because unwise decisions can follow you...
7 July 2016, 06:00
Life after college: these are the days that students dream of most. No more exams, no more classes, no more 500-page papers about who knows what. As you get ready for your transition into the real world, though, nobody can ever really prepare you for some of the following: 1....
30 June 2016, 08:00
1. Underestimating just how much everything will cost. via GIPHY 2. Seriously though, even a single textbook can cost a couple hundred dollars. via GIPHY 3. Not applying for scholarships or financial aid. via GIPHY 4. Taking out way, way too much in student loans…. via GIPHY 5. And using...
25 June 2016, 08:00
From tuition to textbooks, college is really freakin’ expensive. If you’ve had to experience the pain of paying for college, you’ll definitely relate to the following tweets: 1. When the realization of how expensive college will be hits you and you just kinda pic.twitter.com/7GaHILS2uT — Zorana (@ZoranaVisic) April 27, 2016...
21 May 2016, 08:00
There’s really no getting around it: college is expensive. Although some students may never experience the financial struggles that come along with paying for college expenses, most can relate all too well. The thought process usually goes a little something like this: 1. OK, time to register for my first...
20 April 2016, 08:00
Today's blog, the last in our series on coming up with the financial means to pay for college, takes a look at some scholarship opportunities that are all too often overlooked. They are: Alumni groups Have a specific college or university in mind? Many alumni groups dedicate some of their...
18 April 2016, 08:00
Today we would like to continue our discussion on the importance of planning for college by discussing state aid programs that offer prospective college, junior college, and trade school students financial help. Millions of Americans looking to finance their higher education begin the process by filling out the Free Application...
13 April 2016, 08:00
As we've discussed in a previous blog, many folks around the country call our company, J.G.Wentworth, looking for a way to help pay for the cost of higher education for themselves or for a loved one. Today we would like to discuss an important tool that can help you save...
11 April 2016, 08:00
On a weekly basis, our company receives thousands of calls from folks around the country looking for cash now, and a number of them come from people looking for financial help for college, junior college, or trade school. We consider it a privilege to try to help our customers get...
21 March 2016, 08:00
With spring semester beginning around the country, we thought now would be the perfect time to look at some great money-savings tips for college students. Here are seven ways college students can keep their costs down and stretch their hard-earned dollars the farthest. Keep textbook costs as low as possible...
1 February 2016, 08:00
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4 August 2015, 03:15
Did you know that at some schools around the country the first day of school this year is August 11th – almost 30 full days before Labor Day? Every year it seems like the school year begins earlier and earlier! And the start of every school year brings another yearly...
30 July 2015, 08:15
With just six weeks left until Labor Day 2015, we'd like to remind you why so many folks call us to talk about selling their future structured settlement and annuity payments to pay for educational expenses. The unfortunate reality is that tuition costs continue to skyrocket at colleges, junior colleges,...
14 May 2015, 06:43
Within the next four weeks, high schools across the country will become very happy places. That's not only because it's the end of the school year for every student; for high school seniors, it's also the end an era, with approximately 3 million of them receiving their diplomas.[1] To those...
19 February 2015, 07:53
If you're planning to attend college – or planning to help pay for the cost of a college education for a loved one – a great place to start saving is with a 529 Plan. 529 Plans are government-sponsored college savings programs designed to give folks a boost as they...
8 January 2015, 11:46
Now more than ever, a higher education degree is an essential ticket to the American Dream. It can literally add millions of dollars of earnings over the course of a lifetime. At the same time, it is also an extraordinarily expensive endeavor. Here at J.G. Wentworth, the nationwide leader in...
12 November 2014, 05:20
To commemorate Veteran’s Day – and honor the 20 million living United States veterans who have faithfully served this country – we thought we would take a look at some scholarship and financial aid opportunities available to military veterans and their families. Of course, nothing can match the sacrifice our...
9 September 2014, 07:04
When it comes to the costs associated with obtaining a higher education, the numbers are scary, to say the least. The average student loan debt is approximately $23,000, with over 10% of students owing more than $54,000. Additionally, almost 2/3 of all bachelor’s degree recipients borrow money to go to...
26 August 2014, 11:00
The end of summer is fast approaching, and to many, that can only mean one thing: the start of another school year. To help student shoppers – and their budget-conscious parents! – across the country, J.G. Wentworth has put together the following list of ways to save money on school...
5 August 2014, 11:00
With the start of the new school year less than a month away, and the costs associated with higher education continuing to rise to record levels, today we thought we'd take an important look at a financially savvy alternative to traditional college and professional degree programs: online education. Here are...
17 July 2014, 11:00
The beginning of college is a terrifically exciting time in a young person’s life.  Whether you are going away for school, or remain at home while you attend school during the day, you’ll be given far more independence than you’ve ever had, and the ability to make numerous choices without...
3 July 2014, 11:00
According to a recent study in the Wall Street Journal, the average debt of a student graduating college in 2014 is $33,000. Even when accounting for inflation, this is almost double the average amount of loans taken out by students and their families 20 years ago. The costs of higher...
1 October 2013, 03:14
We are this nation's largest purchaser of structured settlement and annuity payments, and we know that many of our customers are looking for cash to meet higher education expenses for either themselves or for loved ones. In today's blog, we'd like to introduce you to a concept you may have...
24 September 2013, 04:10
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here with one of our favorite cost-saving tips: finding back-to-school bargains weeks after school has begun. Here's the reality: most stores and suppliers have overstocked on back-to-school items like clothes and supplies. So whether you prefer to do your shopping online, or in stores, NOW is...
18 September 2013, 06:54
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here with a topic near and dear to our hearts: affording the costs of a higher education. As one of this nation's leaders in purchasing structured settlement and annuity payments for cash, we know how many of our customers are using all their financial resources to...
3 September 2013, 05:17
With so many of our customers either helping loved ones pay for their higher education, or paying for their own education themselves, we thought that today's blog would be the perfect opportunity to talk about some great ways to save money on textbooks. Unfortunately, many students pay as much as...
20 August 2013, 02:18
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here. With the start of school just around the corner, we thought now would be the perfect time to give our customers some great tips on how to find inexpensive - but not cheaply made! - school supplies. Here are 6 great ways to stretch your...
8 August 2013, 08:23
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here with a reminder that Labor Day is less than a month away. Why the reminder, you ask? The answer is that while Labor Day was originally created to honor America's great workforce, it has since become something quite different to another large category of people...
30 May 2013, 10:00
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here with the last of our series of blogs on paying for college. Make no mistake: debts from student loans are a very real problem in this country. In fact, just last week - May 22, 2013 - a major fight occurred in the House of...
29 May 2013, 07:18
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here continuing our series of blogs on how to pay for college. Today's blog will take a look at some great places to find college scholarships - including some scholarship opportunities that are all too frequently overlooked, including: 1) Your religious affiliation/organization Many religious organizations offer...
23 May 2013, 10:00
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here. In our most recent blog on how to pay for college, we talked about the FAFSA - the form all students must fill out to determine their eligibility to receive financial aid from the federal government. Unfortunately, many students do not also recognize that there...
21 May 2013, 06:30
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here. In today's blog, we would like to continue our series of discussions on how to pay for college by talking about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, otherwise known as the FAFSA. If you are looking into obtaining student loans to pay for college,...
16 May 2013, 10:00
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here, continuing our series of blogs on how to pay for college. Today we'd like to talk about 529 plans, which are important education-savings plans offered in just about every state in the country. 529 plans are named for a specific section of the IRS code...
14 May 2013, 09:23
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here with the first of a series of blogs exploring the ins and outs of paying for a higher education. With college costs continuing to rise, it is never too early – or too late – to think about how to pay for college for yourself...
7 March 2013, 10:00
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here with some rather shocking statistics about student loan debt in the United States. 1) Almost 2/3 of bachelor's degree recipients borrow money to attend college. 2) The average student loan debt is approximately $23,000. 3) 10% of students owe more than $54,000, and 3% owe...
9 August 2012, 06:21
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here.  While we hope everyone out there is having a truly terrific summer, we wouldn't be doing our jobs if we didn't remind you that the start of school is just around the corner. That's not just bad news for children who dread going to school...
31 January 2012, 06:47
Did you know that most people who enter a college or university today will leave with some sort of debt? In fact, the average amount of money those students will owe after they leave college is over $25,000. No matter what the economy is like – good or bad –...