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Helpful Tips for Informed Student Loan Borrowing

If you’re like most students, you’ll likely need to consider borrowing student loans to pay for college. But what’s the best way to borrow? Student loans are a big commitment that can take several years to pay off, and there are several things to know before you accept any loan terms. Thankfully, there are [...]

2023-11-21T05:16:34+00:00April 27th, 2021|Categories: Beth|

Transferring from a Community College to a Four-Year University

Transferring from a community college to a four-year university is a path many students take for different reasons. Planning and preparation are a big part of a smooth transition from one school to another. Here are a few steps to follow to help you reach your destination: Earn an associate degree. If you are [...]

2023-11-21T05:42:58+00:00February 20th, 2020|Categories: Melanie|

Understanding Your Financial Aid Offer

Being accepted to more than one college is a tremendous accomplishment. But it also means that you have options and a big decision to make … you’ll need to pick the college that best fits you. For many students, this decision is based on the school’s total cost. Financial aid offers (sometimes referred to as [...]

2021-02-08T20:54:04+00:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Jessica|

Completing the FAFSA Just Got Easier … Use the New App!

Happy New Year! What are your New Year’s resolutions? I hope one is to complete and submit your FAFSA application (if you haven’t already done so). It’s time. Although the 2019-2020 FAFSA was released in October, there is still time for high school seniors and returning college students to complete the form. Remember, some financial [...]

2021-02-08T20:55:12+00:00January 11th, 2019|Categories: Melanie|

Should You Buy or Rent Your Textbooks?

Whether you’re an incoming freshman or a returning student, the question of buying versus renting textbooks probably has crossed your mind. This blog will highlight some pros and cons of buying vs. renting your textbooks. Pros of Buying You can keep the books and use them as a reference for your future classes and career [...]

2021-02-08T20:55:37+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Liz|

How to Get Out of Student Loan Default

So, you have defaulted on your student loans…That means that you are 270 or more days delinquent or behind on making payments on your federal student loan; your loan is now in collections. Hopefully this blog will help you navigate your student loans out of default. Defaulting on your student loan can have serious consequences, [...]

2021-02-08T20:56:05+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Beth|

Going Back to School after Dropping Out

Whether you stopped attending school because of finances, family problems, academic issues, or left because life just happened, you are not alone. A lot of students have had to drop out for a variety of reasons, you’ll find that it’s never too late to go back. Here are a few things to help prepare [...]

2021-02-08T20:57:10+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Melanie|

How Internships Help Jumpstart Your Career

Have you started thinking about your future career and what you want your first job after college to be?  Maybe you have, maybe you haven’t, but one thing is certain: you want to be that one candidate who stands out during the interview process because the competition is fierce. An internship during college can help [...]

2021-02-08T20:58:40+00:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: Liz|