The year is winding down and for those who are worried about paying back a federal student loan, Christmas may have come early. The snow has been flying and it certainly looks like Christmas and now you may have a little extra cash to help tackle that holiday gift list.

The most difficult challenge for those who are seeking a higher education has always been figuring out how to pay back loans. There are some who are under a mountain of debt deeper than the snowbanks around Buffalo this week. But, for now, the federal government is pushing back those payment due date.

The Most Competitive Colleges In New York State

Future college students: Here are the colleges and universities in New York State that are really hard to get into - so be prepared to work hard!

30 famous people you might not know were college athletes

Stacker dug deep to find 30 celebrities who were previously college athletes. There are musicians, politicians, actors, writers, and reality TV stars. For some, an athletic career was a real, promising possibility that ultimately faded away due to injury or an alternate calling. Others scrapped their way onto a team and simply played for fun and the love of the sport. Read on to find out if your favorite actor, singer, or politician once sported a university jersey.

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