Christy Rakoczy

Christy Rakoczy has been a full-time personal finance and legal writer for more than a decade. She has a JD from UCLA School of Law with a focus on business law and has also served as a subject matter expert for personal finance and legal course design. Her work has been published by USA Today, MSN Money, CNN Money, Credit Karma, and more.

Articles by Christy Rakoczy

Student Loan Servicers: Who They Are and What to Know

Working with a student loan servicer can have its pros and cons, and some servicers have had more public challenges or complaints made against them... read more

5 Ways Transferring Schools Could Affect Your College Loans

When you have a student loan or even a federal parent PLUS loan and transfer to another school, the loan won’t follow you to the... read more

Experts Reveal 18 Places to Find Scholarship Money for College

There are plenty of scholarships and grants out there to help you pay for college. In the 2019-2020 year, college students received a total of... read more

Subsidized vs. Unsubsidized Loans: Which Is Better for College Borrowing?

The federal Direct loan program offers two main types of debt: subsidized and unsubsidized student loans. While all borrowers can get an unsubsidized federal loan,... read more

7 Ways to Pay for College While You’re Still in School

A lot of planning and preparation goes into figuring out how to pay for school. Many students use a combination of savings, scholarships and student... read more

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