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
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
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?
1. Check in on your credit score Your credit score determines the interest rates for your mortgage and other loans, so keeping tabs every once in a while is good practice. If you’ve been making all your payments on time and you notice a sudden dip in your score, this
West Community Credit Union and its division, Tigers Credit Union, would like to congratulate our 2015 scholarship winners! 2015 marks the 20th year West Community Credit Union has given out scholarships to well deserving high school seniors. This year’s winners are: Jharnae Love, Lauren Macy, Ryan Short, Henry Doheny, Andrew
Each year, an estimated 60% of college students graduate with student loans. Scholarships are one of your best defenses against this post college debt. About $3.3 billion in “gift aid” is awarded by private sources each year. Make applying for scholarships a priority right now! Lori Hudson, who votes on our
If you’re trying to figure out how to afford your child’s higher education costs, you’ll want to make the most informed decisions possible. One of the best places to start is a 529 College Savings Plan which are state-sponsored, tax-advantaged savings accounts that can be used to pay for qualified college