How to Manage Your Money in College

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iGrad – A New Way to Manage Your Money

Written by: Sarah Miller for Student Choice

When I left for college I’d never had a credit card before, but I opened one to build credit and pay for books.  I transferred my bank account to a local credit union (in the days before online banking), and while I’d always had a part-time job, I’d never really had…

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…

How to Beat Senioritis

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Don’t Become a Victim of Senioritis!

Written by: Sarah Miller for Student Choice

 

Senioritis – noun. A crippling disease that strikes high school seniors. Symptoms include: laziness, an over-excessive wearing of track pants, old athletic shirts, sweatpants, athletic shorts, and sweatshirts. Also features a lack of studying, repeated absences, and a generally dismissive attitude. The only known cure is a phenomenon known as graduation. (According to

Is College Really Worth It?

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Is College Really Worth the Cost and Effort?

written by: Sarah Miller for Student Choice

Campus visits. Applications. Tuition payments. Financial aid. With all of the work it takes to get to and through college, you may start to wonder, “Is it really worth it?” In most cases the answer…

College Visits – How to Make the Most of Your Time on Campus

college visitsAre college visits really worth it? YES!

Written by: Lisa Phelps for Student Choice

Congrats, you’re in your final semester of high school and eagerly waiting for the end of the year so you can head off to college. But don’t forget one important step – the college visit. Now is the perfect time to start planning your college visits. Whether you’re waiting to hear back…

Completing Your FAFSA – Step by Step

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Written by: Sarah Miller for Student Choice

Do you have a “Getting Ready for College” checklist?

Which items do you have left to cross off? Filling out your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) should be at the top of that list! No one likes filling out forms and applications, but everyone likes FREE MONEY and that’s what the FAFSA can get you. Completing…

When to Complete the College FAFSA Form – Tips and Advice

fafsaWritten by: Tracie McGetrick of Student Choice

So you’re asking yourself – Should I be completing the FAFSA?

Yes!  No matter what you have heard about what you will get, or not get in financial aid everyone should fill out the FAFSA.  There is simply no GOOD reason not to.

The FAFSA is Free

Completing the FAFSA is the first step in the…

How to Choose the Right College

college tuition payment plansWritten by: Janet Barger of Student Choice

Statistics show getting training after high school will help you get a better paying job doing work you like. Going to school is also a big investment – you are investing your time and investing your own money or taking out a student loan to go to school.

Whether you want to go to a university, technical…

Earn College Credits in High School and Save on Tuition

earn college credits while you're in high schoolWritten by: Sharon Newkirk of Student Choice

Bank those college credits early!

Saving money when you’re in college is on the top of most college students’ minds. But, what about saving money in college – before you get to college? One of the best ways to save money is to prepare well in advance. There are several methods to attain…

How to Write a Great College Scholarship Essay

writing a great college scholarship essayThe Road to Free Money for College Starts with a Great Essay!

Written by: Janet Barger of Student Choice

As colleges start for the year, I continue to get questions about getting last minute financial assistance and planning ahead for next year. Many students and parents have found that this year was more difficult…