About the Blog – Student Loans for Parents
This blog was started by Monique Leonard in 2006. The daughter of two accounting majors – finances were in hew blood, so to speak. The blog is now maintained by her colleagues who still want to help people wade through the financial aid process and find student loans.
As for why I’m writing this blog, I graduated college in 2002 and we’re still paying off my husband’s student loans, although to be honest we were some of the lucky ones as I had a scholarship for women in the sciences. I worked for a student loan company and global insurance companies and one thing I heard about more than anything is that people don’t understand the application process. I want parents to know what I know so they’re better prepared when all the paperwork hits.
I know my parents were overwhelmed by the process, and, well, I wasn’t exactly a big help at age 18. Most parents will be handling a good chunk of the financial aid process, and the more you know ahead of time, the better prepared you’ll be when things start happening. Also, if you know how the game works you’ll be able to play it a little better.