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…

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

This content originally appeared on creditunions.com.

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 Choice Offers FAFSA Webinar for Families

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As part of our ongoing efforts to educate college-bound students and their families about responsible ways to pay for college, Student Choice will offer a FREE national webinar on January 20, 2016. Our College Access Counselor, Patricia Poplicean, will take students and parents through each step of completing the FAFSA – their gateway to FREE financial aid. The webinar will be offered at 1pm EST and…

Holt Emphasizes Need for Private Student Lending

 This content originally appeared on CU Today.

JimDuring the CUNA Lending Council annual meeting, student loans – and especially refi’s – were at the front of the class as a loan opportunity for credit unions, offering low defaults, large balances and attractive margins. Credit Union Student Choice SVP and Chief Revenue Officer Jim Holt was one of the experts on hand to discuss the opportunities…

New Report Shines Spotlight On Student Loan “Crisis”

When many of us think about student loans, we probably visualize a fresh-faced 20-year-old striding across a picturesque campus at a traditional four-year school. If we’re thinking about surging student loan defaults however, that visual would be wrong.

The dramatic rise in enrollment at for-profit schools is best exemplified by reviewing the top 25 schools whose students owed the most federal student loan debt. In 2000, only one for-profit institution appeared on this list. In…

Easing Parents’ Minds with Holistic Financing Solutions

According to a recent Gallup Poll, paying for college is the top money concern for parents of children younger than 18 years old. In fact, more than seven in 10 parents indicated they were “very” or “moderately” worried about the issue. This means parents worry more about having enough money to pay for their children’s college education than other Americans worry about any other common financial concern, even more than retirement or medical costs….

College Student Loan Myths Busted

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Student Loan Myths – BUSTED!

Written by: Lisa Phelps for Student Choice

The news these days is filled with stories about the student loan burden: students graduating with back-breaking debt, whether or not it’s even worth going to college, and how much student loan debt is ok to have. These are all important topics that college students should pay attention to.

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…

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…