There are many ways to pay for college, and it can be confusing to decipher lingo of financial aid. College is a big investment, which is why it’s important to know your options, plan ahead, and choose wisely when paying for it. But in order to do your homework, you have
Making that transition from college to career means major culture shock for many students. You have to pay for housing, a vehicle, insurance, a work appropriate wardrobe, the list goes on and on – and on top of that, you have to start paying back your student loans! Check out
As students head off to college, dealing with the costs of education can be overwhelming. Add in the cost of living like food, books, and basic accommodations like furnishing a college room and the cost can grow quickly. Good news, financial aid has taken these things into account when calculating
Submitting the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the first step towards paying for college, even for those students who don’t expect to qualify for need-based financial aid. If you want to be considered for scholarships, grants, or student loans, completing a FAFSA is nearly always required.
On their own for the first time, many college students struggle with their newfound responsibilities, including handling their money. According to a survey from financial education company EverFi and technology and financial services company HigherOne, college students are less confident in their ability to manage money than any other aspect
West Community Credit Union would like to congratulate our 2016 scholarship winners! 2016 marks the 21st year West Community Credit Union has given out scholarships to well deserving high school seniors. This year’s winners are: Lindsey Jones, Lucy Krejci, Paul Fuchs, Harmony Trax and Grace Noonan. Each year we are
College is a time for gaining new skills, making lasting friendships and discovering your direction in life. It’s also an excellent time to begin establishing credit. Here’s what you need to know to establish credit scores that will bring lasting benefits. Credit scores 101 Lenders use credit scores as a
There are many ways to pay for college, and it can be confusing to decipher lingo of financial aid. James Myers, a 19 year financial aid veteran from Webster University breaks down the language barrier in his overview “What You Need to Know about Financial Aid.” What is financial aid?
(Originally appeared on iGrad from Student Choice) College students are a good example of how stress can be a physically manifest of imbalance. Thanks to the rising cost of education, students are usually forced to work twice as hard to increase their income. Public Agenda reported that 45% of university
by Tara Frazier Renting an apartment is typically one of your first big financial commitments. And, as with any major commitment, there are many factors to consider. For help, start with this beginner’s apartment rental guide: 1. Set a budget. You’ll need money for food, transportation, phone and Internet, and