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Lauren Ward

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Lauren Ward is a personal finance writer covering student loans, credit, investing, and more. In addition to writing for BestColleges, her work has been featured on a variety of platforms, including The Balance, Money Under 30, and Her Money. She lives in Virginia with her husband and three children.

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What to Know About Grad PLUS Loans
Lauren Ward
September 22, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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What Is a Coverdell ESA?
Lauren Ward
September 8, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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What to Do When Your Parents Refuse to Fill Out the FAFSA
Lauren Ward
September 7, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
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What Happens to Student Loans When You Drop Out?
Lauren Ward
September 7, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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Should I Take Out a Home Equity Loan for College?
Lauren Ward
August 12, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
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FAFSA Income Limits: How Much Income Is Too Much?
Lauren Ward
August 12, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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How to Ask Someone to Cosign a Student Loan
Lauren Ward
July 5, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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How to Get a College Application Fee Waiver
Lauren Ward
July 5, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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How to Pay for College in Prison
Lauren Ward
June 28, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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Can You Get Financial Aid With a Felony?
Lauren Ward
June 23, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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Best Student Bank Accounts in 2022
Dana Sitar, Lauren Ward
March 1, 2021 • ~6 Min Read