Student Lending Legislation Changes… and Why You Should Care

Tyler Disburg Credit Union Student ChoiceWritten by: Tyler Disburg of Student Choice

Public policy affects an increasingly large portion of our lives, and yet by and large Americans remain on the sidelines of the political process. Why?

“It’s messy.”

“My voice doesn’t count.”

“One person can’t really effect change.”

 

 

 

We’ve heard them all before. You may have even said something similar to friends and family.

Strikingly, our younger generations tend to have…

How to Pay Remaining College Costs and Fill the Gap

how to fill the college funding gapWritten by: Jim Holt of Student Choice

My son’s college bill came in the mail this month and there is a very large number that we still need to pay. Given the amount, I should expect the envelope to be gilded in gold. Or, some fancy Town Crier to be at my doorstep eloquently announcing this silly amount of monopoly…

Cost of Attendance: How Much Does College Really Cost?

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Written by: Tracie McGetrick of Student Choice

What does it really cost to go to college these days?

That’s a fair questions and believe me, I receive it a fair amount from students and parents across the country.

First things first, let’s define cost of attendance­, which you may see abbreviated as “COA” on your award letters or cost estimates from colleges. Cost of attendance is the sum…

Reduce College Costs – Consider Community College for Summer School

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Written by: Jim Holt of Student Choice

We always hear students and parents asking how they can reduce their college costs (and trust me, I’m one of them too!). Well, did you know you can effectively reduce college tuition costs 12% or more over four years?

Leveraging the community college system over the summer months is a great way to reduce the…