Meredith Simonds

Meredith Simonds is a personal finance journalist and author, who who has written extensively about student loans. She is also a licensed therapist.

Articles by Meredith Simonds

How to Apply for an Income-Driven Repayment Plan

If your federal student loan payments are too high, you could adjust them on an income-driven repayment plan. There are four income-driven plans for direct... read more

Why You Should Care About Your College’s Cost of Attendance

When you apply for financial aid, the amount you qualify for is based in part on the college’s “cost of attendance.” But do you understand... read more

The Right Way to Use Student Loans for Living Expenses

Using student loans for living expenses like housing is expected by loan providers. Typically, when you take out loans for college, the money is sent... read more