How Does Your Credit Score Impact Your Student Loans?


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Give Me Some Credit Here!

Written by: Lisa Phelps for Student Choice

If you’re headed off to college for the first time, you may have never given any thought to your credit score or how it affects loans you apply for. You might not even know what a credit score really is, other than a term used in a catchy TV commercial. But if you or your…

How to Handle Student Loans after College Graduation

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Graduation + Loans = Now What?

written by: Sarah Miller for Student Choice

So you graduated college?! Hooray for you! You’ve got your diploma in hand and are ready for all the joys of adulthood – your own place, a job doing something you love, no one telling you what to do. Unfortunately adulthood also comes with responsibility, and that includes paying bills and…

What is a Credit Union – Explaining the Basics

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What is a Credit Union? 

Written by: Lisa Phelps for Student Choice

Good question. As the famous song says, let’s start at the very beginning… and keep in mind, this one post only scratches the surface about credit unions – there are tons of great things about credit unions, so the best thing to do is find one in your neighborhood (you…

College Freshman Summer Checklist

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Spend Your Summer Wisely Before Heading Off to College!

written by: Lisa Phelps for Student Choice

The summer before your freshman year of college you’ll probably be hit with a variety of feelings: excited, nervous, overwhelmed, busy, sad, and maybe even a little lost. You’re on the verge of a whole new life, yet still firmly planted in your old one. The best advice? Embrace it all…

College Financial Aid Options for Adults and Non-Traditional Students

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Financial Aid for Adult and Non-Traditional Students

written by: Lisa Phelps for Student Choice

Deciding to enroll in college as an adult or non-traditional student can be a tough decision. You may have more responsibilities to juggle so going to school is a little trickier.

One thing you shouldn’t have to worry about is how you’re going to finance your…

Student Loan Consolidation for College Graduates

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To Consolidate or Not to Consolidate – That is the Question!

 Written by: Sarah Miller for Student Choice

If you’re getting ready to graduate from college and you have student loans, you may have heard about loan consolidation. So what exactly does that mean? It’s possible that you have loans from different sources – federal direct student loans (from the Department of Education – formerly known as…

Proof that College IS Worth it!

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Is College Worth It? Clearly, New Data Say

Response written by: Sarah Miller for Student Choice
Original articled posted by the New York Times 5/27/14

With all of the talk in recent years about a struggling economy and massive student loan debt, many high school graduates may be wondering if college is really worth it. In one word: absolutely. The New York…

Leveraging Your College Alumni Association for Success

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Alumni Associations aren’t Just for Alums

written by: Lisa Phelps for Student Choice

When I was in college I never thought twice about the Alumni Association. After all, it’s called the Alumni Association and I wasn’t one. But the truth is, while you may not be an actual member, it’s a group that can help you out in lots of ways -…

Why Choosing a College Major Actually Matters

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Written by: Sarah Miller for Student Choice

It can be a daunting decision to finalize your college major. What if you aren’t successful or don’t like the classes? What if you change your mind? (That’s ok – just try not to do it more than once!) You may also be wondering what the job outlook is for…

High School Graduation To-Do List

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Countdown to High School Graduation and Beyond

Written by: Lisa Phelps for Student Choice

 

You’ve all heard this saying before: Graduation is bittersweet. You’re happy that you’re finally graduating and about to start a new chapter in your life, yet you’re sad to be leaving your friends, favorite teachers, your family and even your dog (if you have one). So here’s a new way…