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It’s the Savings for Me!

We know. College can be expensive. But learning to stretch your pennies can go a long way! You’ve got a lot on your plate. You must keep up with your studies, meet family expectations, and maybe you’re juggling a job, too. With all your competing responsibilities, saving money is even more important. You never [...]

2022-02-28T21:57:13+00:00February 28th, 2022|Categories: Beth|

Ways for Parents to Kick Off the Road to College

For most families, college is a major expense and serious undertaking. But for parents, it is also an opportunity to teach their children some important lessons about financial goals and money management. Like the star college athlete who enters the NBA or NFL and discovers the game is the same, but the level of expectation [...]

2022-02-02T15:25:08+00:00February 2nd, 2022|Categories: Melanie|

Countdown to Earning a College Scholarship

Earning a college scholarship is competitive, but there are steps to take to give yourself an advantage. Do you want free money for college? Then apply for scholarships. Earning a scholarship requires time, effort, and persistent commitment. But you can do it. Below is our top 5 things-to-do to be as competitive as possible: [...]

2022-01-05T16:41:26+00:00January 5th, 2022|Categories: Beth|

Budgeting Tips for College Students During the Holidays

As we welcome another holiday season, does “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” mean going into debt? In a recent survey, seven in 10 Americans say they typically go over budget and more than half say they feel pressure to overspend during the holiday season.1 If most Americans struggle with budgeting during the holidays, [...]

2021-12-03T15:45:52+00:00December 3rd, 2021|Categories: Melanie|

5 Fast FAFSA Tips for College Students

The Gist: Make sure to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) early. To ensure your tax information is entered correctly on your FAFSA, use the IRS retrieval tool. You can list up to 10 schools on your FAFSA, so list as many as you can. The Financial Aid Estimator can show you [...]

2021-10-27T13:40:03+00:00October 26th, 2021|Categories: Melanie|

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 [...]

2023-11-21T05:38:55+00:00April 1st, 2021|Categories: Melanie|