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…

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…

Understanding Your College Financial Aid Award Letter

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Written by: Lisa Phelps for Student Choice

I still remember the day I received my college acceptance letter. I was so excited. My parents were excited too, and for a few days that was all we talked about. Without meaning to burst my bubble, they eventually had to sit me down and explain that before I…

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…