Melanie Lockert

Melanie Lockert is a financial writer whose work has appeared in Fortune, Allure, VICE, Credit Karma, Business Insider, and Student Loan Hero.

Articles by Melanie Lockert

Student Loan Repayment Guide for Dentists

A career as a dentist can be very satisfying, but paying off those student loans could be a challenge. Luckily, there are many sources of... read more

Taxes on Forgiven Student Loans: What to Know

Taxes on forgiven student loans have long been the norm, with the IRS treating canceled debt as income. But borrowers won’t have to worry about... read more

Student Loan Forgiveness for Disability: How to Discharge Debt

When you take out student loans, you trust that you’ll eventually make enough money to pay them back. But what if you’re struck by a... read more

Do You Need a Cosigner for Federal Student Loans?

Do you need a cosigner for a student loan? If you’re borrowing a federal student loan, the answer is usually no. But if you’re in... read more

Cosigner Release and How It Can Protect You From These Nightmare Scenarios

Most college students need to apply with a cosigner to qualify for a private student loan. But your cosigner doesn’t need to be on the... read more