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Repaying Student Loans


Almost 60% of students today have borrowed an education loan to help pay for college. Currently, there is between $902 billion and $1 trillion in outstanding education loan debt among American students. If you or someone you know has participated in the Federal education loan program(s), you’ve come to the right place to learn about

Top 5 Ways to Minimize Student Loan Debt


As of February 2013, there are some 37 million Americans who owe some kind of education loan. For this reason, student debt is a hot topic on the press. At FRCC, the most common education loan students utilize is the Federal Direct Stafford Loan. Without going into the nitty gritty of what qualifies you for

Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft


During Financial Aid’s “Financial Literacy Week” in February, we had the pleasure of hosting Hazel Heckers from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Students and staff learned extremely helpful information about identity theft. Identity Theft Defined Identity theft is growing and it’s estimated that up to 50% of Americans will be a victim at some

3 Important Financial Aid Tips


Working in the college’s Financial Aid Office, I know first-hand how confusing and overwhelming the world of financial aid & financial literacy can be. So I’d like to outline 3 important tips for college students – all of which relate to a student’s success and education, which is our top priority! Tip #1 – Apply on

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