Elyssa Kirkham

Elyssa Kirkham is a personal finance writer who specializes in using data journalism to provide unique insights into the world of money. Her work has been featured in TIME, CBS News, MSN Money, Business Insider, Daily Finance and more.

Articles by Elyssa Kirkham

How to Apply for Financial Aid for College: 10 Steps

The process to apply for financial aid can be long and confusing. But successfully navigating it will net you as much money for college as... read more

Parent’s Guide to the FAFSA and Federal Student Aid

As the parent of a college student younger than 24, you’ll likely need to complete at least part of the Free Application for Federal Student... read more

Is the Income-Based Repayment Plan Right for Your Student Loans?

Income-Based Repayment is a type of income-driven repayment (IDR) plan that can lower your monthly student loan payments. If your payments are unaffordable due to... read more

Can I Consolidate My Student Loans and Other Debts Together?

Consolidating student loans is an option for borrowers who want to manage their debt more effectively or get better terms. Some might even wonder if... read more

Lost Eligibility? How to Pay for College Without Financial Aid

If you lost your financial aid, you may be wondering how to pay for school. Can you recover financial aid eligibility? Can you file a... read more

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