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Three Student Loan Refinance Myths

There is endless information available about student loan refinance, but some borrowers may still be confused about the process and their options. What’s fact and what’s fiction? We can help! Here are three common student loan refinance myths debunked. MYTH #1: I have to refinance all of my student loans.

Action Plan: How to Maximize Your Financial Aid

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

Take Note! Big Changes to FAFSA for 2017-2018 School Year

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.

College Planning: What You Need to Know About Financial Aid

There are many ways to pay for college, and it can be confusing to decipher lingo of financial aid. Kevin Anderson, a college funding coach with Exodus College Planning, breaks down the language barrier in his College Financial Planning Workshop. Here is his overview: What is financial aid? Financial aid helps

Seminar Highlights: What You Need to Know About Financial Aid

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?

How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay

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

June Financial To-Do's

When the weather is warmer, it’s easy to slip into higher spending. This month’s to-do list narrow’s its scope for a cost-effective summer. 1. Conserve Your Energy & Reduce Your Bills – Slash your summer utility bills and maximize your savings by turning off your appliances while not in use,

How to Prepare, Pay and Stay in College

This year, the average estimated full-time undergrad student will pay $22,261 at an in-state public university per year (this includes tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation and other expenses) according to the College board. How are you willing and able to contribute to the college dream?