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7 Things to Keep in Mind About Student Loans

You’ve probably heard that borrowing money to pay for college is something lots of students do, but it’s important to understand what you’re getting into. Yes, taking out loans to fund school is fine. Yes, a college education is worth the investment—even if you borrow. But think before you accept the entire amount of all

Why Budget?

Why Budget

You’ve probably heard people discuss budgeting many times. Do any of these sound familiar? “I don’t need to budget; I know how much money I have.” “I don’t have the time!” “It’s too much work to keep records of everything.” While all of these have some truth, budgeting is a strong, life-long skill that can

Top 5 Financial Aid Myths

5 Top Financial Aid Myths

As Financial Aid Administrators, we hear different stories from students about why they didn’t apply, couldn’t apply or weren’t going to receive money. And most of the time, these details or facts are skewed or wrong. Unfortunately some of these myths lead students away from college or put up barriers that aren’t needed. So here’s

Beware of Student Loan Scams

You get a call from an unknown number, and surprise! You have been selected to receive a free grant for college. Just share your credit card number for a shipping and handling fee of $3.99 from the grant officer. How simple is that? While it sounds great and could really help you, it could be

Top 5 Myths About Work Study

Work Study gives me a chance to earn a pay check while I’m in school. TRUE! Work study provides the opportunity to earn a portion of your financial aid assistance by working part-time, either on-campus or with participating community-based partners off-campus. Students can work a maximum of 20 hours per week when classes are in session

College Scholarships for Working Parents

Being a working parent myself, I can hardly find time to get much done throughout the day besides working, cleaning, eating and sleeping. This is also the case for many parents who are not only working, but also juggling the responsibility of being a college student. Scholarships are a great way to help pay for

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