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Apr
22
Helping One Another, Why?

What Makes Us Want to Help Others?! Today as I was scrolling through my social media feed I stumbled over something quite interesting. It was research done by Yale psychologist who studied what makes us help one another. I thought it was be interesting to write about and share with … Continue reading

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Apr
17
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 reading

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Apr
15
Art Can Change Your Perspective If You Allow It To

As I was reading through, choosing classes for this semester I stumbled across an art class. I enrolled in it thinking it was a basic art class, learning different techniques and styles of making art. I was sorely surprised when I came to the first class, because it was not … Continue reading

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Apr
10
What You Post on Social Media Matters

When you make a status on Facebook or even post a picture on Instagram do you think about how that may affect your professional life in years to come? Most likely not, a majority of people post things in the spur of the moment to express how they feel or … Continue reading

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Apr
8
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 reading

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Apr
3
Who is Your Inspiration?

Success is a common goal that most people share, but the way we define success is different. That is because 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 … Continue reading

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Apr
1
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 reading

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Mar
27
Become Successful

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/most helpful tips to make yourself successful in everything. Although this may seem like an oxymoron, it is … Continue reading

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Mar
25
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 reading

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Mar
21
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 reading

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Mar
19
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 reading

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Mar
14
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 reading

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Mar
12
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 reading

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Mar
6
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 reading

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Mar
4
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 reading

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Feb
27
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 reading

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Feb
25
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 reading

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Feb
19
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 reading

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Feb
17
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 reading

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Feb
7
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 reading

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Feb
7
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 reading

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Feb
6
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 reading

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Jan
28
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 reading

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Apr
26
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 reading

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Apr
4
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.    

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Apr
1
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 reading

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Mar
6
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 reading

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Jan
24
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 info@loanlook.com 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 reading

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Dec
26
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 reading

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Dec
5
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 reading

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Nov
18
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 reading

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Nov
1
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 reading

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Oct
18
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 reading

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Oct
9
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 reading

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Oct
4
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 reading

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Sep
25
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 reading

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Sep
24
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 reading

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Sep
21
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 reading

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Sep
21
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 reading

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Sep
14
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 reading

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Sep
13
What is Loanlook?

Watch this short video to find out.

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Sep
10
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.

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Aug
27
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/

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Aug
22
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/

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Aug
13
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 reading

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Aug
7
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 reading

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Aug
1
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 reading

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