Posts by Jen Williamson

Jen Williamson is a freelance writer living in Brooklyn. She has written for a variety of industries, including software, education, business, and personal finance. Prior to that, she worked at an adult literacy nonprofit in Philadelphia, where she coached nontraditional students in passing the GED test and applying for college. When she isn’t writing or reading—which is rare—she can usually be found planning her next travel adventure, training for a marathon, or sneaking in somewhere she’s not supposed to be.
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Connecticut is one of a handful of states that has no student loan forgiveness programs specific to state residents. All isn’t lost, though. Connecticut residents qualify for all the non-state-specific student loan forgiveness programs available elsewhere in the country. Here’s an overview.

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Mindfulness and money may not seem like they naturally go together — that is, one is generally associated with  "new age" practices, while the other is more linear and logical.

However, melding the two may yield some surprising results. 

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If you have a bigger credit card balance than you’d like, you’re in good company. The average US household has a credit card balance of about $16,061.

Combine that with student loans—which approximately 44.2 million Americans have—and the picture becomes clear. You, your neighbors, and most of the people you know are probably swimming in debt. So how can you swim out?

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If you live in Minnesota, you’re in luck. In addition to student loan forgiveness at the federal level, you’re eligible for a number of student loan forgiveness programs just for state residents. Here’s a roundup of all your state’s forgiveness programs.

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If you live in Illinois, you’re in luck. You have access to five student loan forgiveness programs specifically for residents in your state—across a range of professions. They are:

  • The Illinois Teachers Loan Repayment Program
  • The John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program
  • The Nurse Educator Loan Repayment Program
  • The Public Interest Attorney Loan Assistance Program
  • Veterans' Home Medical Providers' Loan Repayment Program
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If you live in Idaho, you have access to a student loan forgiveness program just for people in your state. It’s the Idaho State Loan Repayment Program.

The Idaho State Loan Repayment Program is for medical, mental health, and dental professionals who work for nonprofits or public entities in regions the federal government designates as Health Professional Shortage Areas.

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