Lend Your Voice is Back for 2016

What Lend Your Voice 2015 Brought Us

Testimonials from real borrowers paint a powerful picture of the need for fair-value education lending solutions. Last year Student Choice launched its Lend Your Voice campaign and collected more than 30 student lending stories from credit union borrowers. From first-generation American college students to adults returning to school, the stories let us see the real people behind the Student Choice loan:

Second “Empower U” Conference Focuses on Serving Young Adults, Brings Together More Than Forty Credit Unions

Credit Union Student Choice, the foremost provider of higher education financing solutions to America’s credit unions, hosted its second Empower U Summit Sept. 28 & 29 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. More than 60 credit union representatives from 42 credit unions nationwide learned from expert speakers about the current climate of student lending and how to connect with millennials.

The event began with breakout sessions led by Student Choice…

Credit Unions Are Providing Responsible Student Loan Options

We continue to make strides to empower credit unions to provide responsible lending solutions to members. Investing in a member’s future is important, but doing it responsibly is paramount to us. Check out the infographic below that shows how credit unions continue to expand into the student lending landscape.

Credit Unions provide responsible student lending options, infographic

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Student Choice Hosts Free Webinar on Loan Repayment

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Entering repayment for student loans can be just as stressful and confusing to borrowers as funding a college education in the first place. Credit Union Student Choice will be hosting a FREE national webinar to help answer some common questions about student loan repayment.

Student Loan Repayment – Free National Webinar

September 14th at 1:00 or 6:00pm ET

Led by Student Choice College Access Counselor Patricia…

WPCU’s Mislansky Joins Student Choice Board of Directors

TimMislanskyCredit Union Student Choice announced that Tim Mislansky, Chief Lending Officer of Wright-Patt Credit Union and President of myCUmortgage, has joined its Board of Directors.

“We are thrilled to add someone of Tim’s caliber to our Board,” said Scott Patterson, President and CEO of Credit Union Student Choice. “Tim is very familiar with our organization as Wright-Patt was not only a founding owner of…

The Refi Boom Comes to Student Loans

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Refi blog graphicIn 2012, there was just one lender offering student loan refinancing for both federal and private student loans – but since then, more than a dozen lenders (representing multiple financial institutions in some cases) have entered the market. From fin tech startups to big banks to credit unions, these lenders are bringing a growing refi boom…

Private Student Lending Leads To More Than Just A Loan

A New Year And A New Look At Private Student Lending Performance

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Perception RealityAs we roll into spring 2016, credit unions across the nation will soon be rolling out a bevy of new products and well-intentioned initiatives, many of which will be aimed at loan growth and young adult member development — two pressing needs for almost all credit unions.

One product that directly addresses both needs is private student lending…

Student Loans About More Than Just The Loan

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Credit unions often see private student lending as simply an addition to the loan portfolio while also helping to provide a needed service to the community. But one analyst questions whether credit unions also see how the product builds the CU’s future.

Jim Holt, chief revenue officer for CU Student Choice, reminds that private student lending establishes younger…

How Well Do You Know Millennials?

MillennialMillennials – individuals born between 1980 and 2000 – are one of the most important demographics for retailers and financial institutions to reach today. This group makes up the largest generation in the U.S., and the potential for multiple, lasting financial relationships is an untapped opportunity for many credit unions.

This graphic from creditunions.com outlines the why credit unions should pay close attention to…