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4 Steps to Get Ready for the 2022-23 FAFSA

The Gist: For access to federal financial aid for the 2022-23 school year, you need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. Apply early, because states and schools have limited amounts of financial aid available, and some of it is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Make sure to create your [...]

2021-09-24T18:27:09+00:00September 24th, 2021|Categories: Melanie|

Tips for a Great Semester

A new semester means new opportunities to learn and grow. Things may be different this semester than in semesters past, but there are still a few tips and tricks that stand the test of time. Here are a few things you can do this semester to stay productive, organized, and healthy—all while managing your money! [...]

2021-09-03T16:29:28+00:00September 3rd, 2021|Categories: Melanie|

Here’s What to Do During Your Student Loan Grace Period

Did you take out student loans to pay for your education? If you did, you were likely offered loans from the federal government that came with special perks. Some loans, like federal subsidized loans, don’t start charging interest on your loan until after you after you graduate, drop below half-time enrollment, or leave school. Other [...]

2021-09-03T16:31:41+00:00July 9th, 2021|Categories: Melanie|

5 Scams You Should Know About in College and How to Avoid Them

While you’re getting your education, things can move quickly. Unfortunately, while you’re wrapped up in the whirlwind of going to college, there are people and groups out there looking to scam you out of your money or valuable information. They may try to convince you that they’ve got a great offer, or even scare you [...]

2021-05-17T20:25:39+00:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: Beth|

How Your College Choice and Major Can Affect Your Future Pay

Maybe you’ve heard it before, but degree choice matters. It matters because you should be genuinely interested in what you’re learning, and it could affect your income after you graduate. Let’s take a closer look at how your major can affect your future salary. Which degrees are the best bang for your buck? While it’s [...]

2021-04-13T15:56:09+00:00April 1st, 2021|Categories: Melanie|

How to Make (and Keep) the Most of Your Scholarship Money

Scholarships are one of the best ways to pay for college. They can help you pay for your education without increasing your debt. Here’s what you need to know so you can keep and maximize every scholarship dollar you win. Types of scholarships Institutional scholarships come from your college or university. These can cover [...]

2021-03-18T17:04:33+00:00March 8th, 2021|Categories: Melanie|

S.M.A.R.T. Money Goals for College Students

When you decided to apply to college, you likely had the end result in mind. Maybe you wanted a better career outlook, or to be the first in your family to graduate. What about making the same kind of goals for your money in college? If you’ve ever thought, “I want to spend less money [...]

2021-02-05T20:56:53+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Categories: Melanie|