Say NO if anyone asks for your Federal PIN to help you with your student loans! The Federal PIN is for you, and only you, to access your student loan information on NSLDS. While the government’s site is helpful, there are several firms that can help you actively manage your … Continue readingRead More
Take a Different Approach to Find Your Dream Job
Today I watched a webinar excerpt called: The 80/20 Guide to Finding Your Dream Job. The title stood out to me because, hey who doesn’t want their perfect dream job?! The video was done by Ramit Sethi, New York Times bestselling author and founder of I Will Teach You to … Continue readingRead More
Helping One Another, Why?
What Makes Us Want to Help Others?! Today I was scrolling through my social media feed and stumbled over something quite interesting. It was research done by a team of Yale psychologists who studied what makes us help one another.The psychologists went about this study by conducting experiments that involved … Continue readingRead More
Advice from a College Student: The Importance of Staying Organized
A vital component that contributes to college success is organization. If you keep your life organized you will be able to create a balance in your life. Sometimes, I personally lack in the organization department, so I decided to interview a college student that is my close friend, who has … Continue readingRead More
What is Your Journey?
Do you ever look in the mirror and ask yourself, “How did I get to where I am today”? That question refers to the journey you took to get exactly where you are in this moment. That journey is what defines who you are and makes you different from one … Continue readingRead More
Who is Your Inspiration?
Success is a common goal that most people share, but the way we define success is different. Each person has their own unique experiences, role models, and opinions. In my blog post today, I am going to talk about my inspiration and when you are done reading this I encourage … Continue readingRead More
Why Can’t You?!?
If James Franco Can Do It, Why Can’t You? If you look through any tabloid you will see celebrities and the luxurious life they live, but do you ever wonder how they got there? In today’s culture it is a rarity that people become famous through hard work. We see … Continue readingRead More
Be Successful in Everything Achieving success is about balancing all different components of your life. For many people this may be hard to do, luckily I’ve done my research and found the best and/most helpful tips to make yourself successful in everything. Although this may seem like an oxymoron, listen … Continue readingRead More
Boosting Your Resume
Boost Your Resume SB2014 Recently, I read over an article that can be beneficial to those students who are not going somewhere for spring break. While your friends are away, make your spring break count in a different way; boost your resume! Get ahead of the game because summer is … Continue readingRead More
Your American Dream
What does the American dream mean to you? For decades the phrase ‘American dream’ has been alluded to by politicians, sung about in songs and celebrated the pursuit of it in books. But there is no universal definition that can be tagged to the American dream; it can only be … Continue readingRead More
Tips To Stay Healthy While In College
Staying Healthy In College For this week’s blog post, I am going to talk about ways to stay healthy and boost your immune system. Unless you attend a college in a warm climate, you are probably experiencing the weather change from winter to spring. Warm weather is great but those … Continue readingRead More
How To Work Your Way Through College
How to Get a Job in College College is expensive, and that is a known fact. Many components such as repaying your tuition, room and board, and food contribute into making that statement true. This idea can put a lot of stress on students. I am going to give you … Continue readingRead More
Who Knew Waking Up Early Could Actually Benefit You?
The Benefits of Creating a Routine & Waking Up Early As a college student, waking up for that 8am class could be described with any negative adjective in the English language. What I recently learned, however, is that waking up early for classes is actually benefiting me. Although waking … Continue readingRead More
College Tips: From the Perspective of a Sophomore
Sophomore Year College Tips As I was looking for new blog post topics I read over a dissertation called ’27 college Tips I learned Sophomore Year’. The title appealed to me because normally college tip pages tend to be aimed towards freshman. I found the tips not only relatable but … Continue readingRead More
Spring Break 2014!
It’s that time of year again: Spring Break. What college student doesn’t want to go to a cheap, affordable beach destination? I found the Top 5 college-oriented destinations for Spring Break 2014. Panama City Beach, Florida How could these 27 miles of beach not make my list? This beach destination … Continue readingRead More
Confidence to Succeed
Confidence in 3 Simple Steps Confidence can change an individual’s life. Yes, that is a bold statement, but I stand by it because I feel like it has positively impacted me. Here are some things I do to create confidence not only with myself but with my life. 1) Talk … Continue readingRead More
How Can You Make Stress Beneficial?
How Can You Make Stress Beneficial? Eustress vs. Distress As I begin this article I want to define what stress is; According to scientist Hans Selye stress is the “rate of wear and tear on the body”. Stress is seen in different perspectives due to the fact that it affects … Continue readingRead More
Dedication Leads to Success
Harvard Graduate & Olympian: Dedication Leads to Success Dedication can be a hard thing for college students to wrap their heads around, due to the immense potential for distractions. If you set a goal for yourself and stay true to that goal, you will see how far dedication will … Continue readingRead More
Don’t Just Show Up To Class, Get Involved
Don’t Just Show Up to Class, Get Involved When students enter college, there are many apparent differences from high school. The size of the school is generally larger, which means more students causing the size of each class to grow. Some classes in college can reach up to 150 … Continue readingRead More
The Secrets to Become a Successful College Student
Recently I read a NY Times article giving basic tips on how to be successful in college as an incoming freshman. Even as a second semester college student I found these tips to be beneficial, leaving me wishing I had read this before I began college. The article contains nine … Continue readingRead More
The road to success from the perspective of a college student
My name is Tara, and I am a college student. I attend a community college in the suburbs of Illinois. As a college student, I am here to speak about the struggles and success that we students face on a daily basis. Every person that goes to college has a … Continue readingRead More
2014 VDay contest
Loanlook is having a Valentine’s Day giveaway! If you follow @loanlook and retweet any of our VDay tweets, you will be qualified for a chance to win a $100 Visa Gift card. The contest will go until February 13th, 11:59 CST. Make sure to let your friends know because, if … Continue readingRead More
Wes Welker might just give you a $1,000
Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker and Loanlook, Inc have created a special partnership this week to promote responsible student loan repayment. By activating their Loanlook™ account before Super Bowl kickoff this Sunday, borrowers will have the opportunity to earn $1,000 from the Wes Welker Foundation. Students and former students from … Continue readingRead More
Students and Parents – Watch out for Unfair Capitalized Interest from your Federal Servicer
When my PLUS loans were transferred from Direct Loans to the Federal Servicer (TIVAS), they stopped me from making payments because it took them up to 6 weeks to get the data on my loans. Then it took them 6 more weeks to figure out the repayment plan amount which … Continue readingRead More
College Scholarship Blog Features Loanlook
Loanlook was recently featured on the College Scholarships Blog calling us, “One of the best student loan debt help apps on the market.” You can check out the full article here.Read More
An update from Loanlook’s CEO
Students, be aware — Direct Loans left me a message last week to call them for some information on my “student record.” When I called them, they said that they STILL HAD A LOAN THAT DID NOT BELONG THERE AND DID NOT GET TRANSFERRED TO MY NEW SERVICER. (See blog … Continue readingRead More
Loanlook just got better!
At Loanlook we are constantly working to improve the user’s experience not only with our site, but with dealing with student loans in general. Our latest enhancement gives you the ability to tell Loanlook what information regarding your loans you’d like us to monitor and alert you about. It is … Continue readingRead More
A Message from Loanlook’s CEO
See below for a real life example of Loanlook in action. Has Loanlook helped you in some way? Email us your story at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share it with the world. “I have multiple PLUS loans for both my children and they are held by Direct Loans (ACS). They … Continue readingRead More
Duane Starks joins “Athletes for Loanlook”
Athletes for Loanlook has added another member to its already impressive lineup. Former NFLer Duane Starks is joining Eric Winston, Fred Taylor, Isreal Idonije, and Wes Welker in supporting financial literacy for students through Loanlook. Duane Starks played in the NFL from 1998-2007. After winning a Super Bowl with the … Continue readingRead More
Wes Welker supports Loanlook. Do you?
New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker is the latest Athlete for Loanlook to join in the public campaign for the site. Wes began by taking to social media to spread the word on Loanlook and there are some very exciting developments involving Wes so stay tuned. Congrats to @harrisoncoll … Continue readingRead More
Want to win an iPad mini courtesy of Israel Idonije?
Chicago Bears defensive lineman Israel Idonije is teaming up with Athletes for Loanlook to give away an iPad mini to one new Loanlook user. To enter for a chance to win, all you need to do is register for a FREE Loanlook account using referral code Izzy71 between November 18th … Continue readingRead More
Register for a Loanlook account for a chance to win a pair of Kansas City Chiefs tickets
Kansas City Chief’s tackle Eric Winston is teaming up with Athletes for Loanlook to give away a pair of NFL tickets to one new Loanlook user. To enter for a chance to win, all you need to do is register for a FREE Loanlook account using referral code EW74 any … Continue readingRead More
Athletes for Loanlook kicks off with Fred Taylor
University of Florida alumnus and NFL star running back Fred Taylor joined Loanlook on UF’s campus earlier this week to promote the benefits of using the site. The occasion, marking the first official Athletes for Loanlook event of the fall, was a smash hit on campus as many students stopped … Continue readingRead More
Fred Taylor Joins Loanlook for UF event in Gainesville
Great news for Loanlookers in the panhandle state! “Athletes for Loanlook” member and University of Florida alumnus Fred Taylor will be on UF’s campus with the Loanlook team on Monday, October 15th, to promote financial well being for students by utilizing Loanlook. Taylor, formerly of the Jacksonville Jaguars, is scheduled … Continue readingRead More
The Loanlook app is now available for iOS
We’ve got good news for Loanlookers with an Apple device (e.g. iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch). The Loanlook app for iOS is now available in the App Store! We want to hear from you. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions about our iOS (or Android) app, send your feedback … Continue readingRead More
A new way to refresh your loan information
In line with the Education Data Initiative, the U.S. Department of Education has made changes to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). With these changes, NSLDS added the MyStudentData Download feature, which allows you to download a text file of your loan data and pass this information to your … Continue readingRead More
An important update about your loanlook.com account
UPDATE: The Loanlook team has successfully resolved the issue described below. The ability to refresh Federal student loan and grant information has been restored for all Loanlook users. Thank you for your patience. ORIGINAL MESSAGE: Some Loanlook users are temporarily unable to refresh their Federal student loan and grant information … Continue readingRead More
We’re mobile! Download the Loanlook app for Android
UPDATE: Loanlook mobile apps are now available for Android and iOS. Loanlookers with an Apple device should check out our blog post dated October 4 or search the App Store for “Loanlook” [updated 10/4/2012]. ORIGINAL MESSAGE: We’re excited to announce that the Loanlook mobile app for Android OS is now … Continue readingRead More
Tennessee students: check out what you’ll earn when you graduate
If you’re a student planning on working in Tennessee after graduation, you’ll want to check out this helpful dashboard provided by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC). The Tennessee Employment and Earnings Dashboard (located towards the bottom of THEC’s home page) let’s you see real information about graduation outcomes and … Continue readingRead More
You can now see your Private/Alternative student loans on Loanlook
You can now access your Private student loans (also referred to as Alternative student loans) with your Loanlook account! Just Log in to your account and select the Loan Manager tab. Under the “Private Loan Information” section, select “Click here to add private lenders” and the follow the directions provided. … Continue readingRead More
What is Loanlook?
Watch this short video to find out.Read More
Save money. Pay off your loans the smart way using the Optimizer.
Hey Loanlookers, here is a video to show you how to use the Optimize calculator on the Loan Tools page.Read More
Check us out on TechCrunch
Check out TechCrunch’s take on Loanlook - http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/27/call-them-maybe-loanlook-simplifies-student-loan-payments-with-live-advisors/Read More
NYTimes Bucks blog gets the scoop on Loanlook
NYTimes Bucks blog gets the scoop on Loanlook - http://bucks.blogs.nytimes.com/2012 /08/22/a-web-site-that-aims-to-help-manage-student-loans/Read More
Introducing the “Athletes for Loanlook” program
“Athletes for Loanlook” is a program provided by Loanlook, Inc. in association with professional athletes who are engaged in their communities and passionate about student success. The athletes involved promote awareness among students regarding the importance of proper financial and credit management, particularly surrounding student loans. Our current roster of … Continue readingRead More
Putting students in control of their loans
Loanlook.com is a one-stop site for students and parents to track, plan, manage and effectively control all aspects of their Federal student loans and grants. Private education loan information will be available on the site starting in September 2012. Loanlook supports a comprehensive community of users. High school seniors who … Continue readingRead More
Welcome to the Loanlook blog
Welcome to our blog, your source for the latest information about loanlook.com, student loans, and the higher education industry at large. From here, we’ll announce new site features as they roll out, share tips from our student loan experts, and keep you up-to-date on the latest financial aid news. Stay … Continue readingRead More