Beware of Scams Targeting College Students

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Beware of scams that target college students!

Written by: Lisa Phelps for Student Choice

As a new college student, you may be the target of some unlawful folks looking for money, trying to steal your identity or hoping to cause you a lot of unnecessary hassle. International students, who are busy learning about a new country and its culture, are particularly vulnerable to scams,…

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…

Student Loan Consolidation for College Graduates

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To Consolidate or Not to Consolidate – That is the Question!

 Written by: Sarah Miller for Student Choice

If you’re getting ready to graduate from college and you have student loans, you may have heard about loan consolidation. So what exactly does that mean? It’s possible that you have loans from different sources – federal direct student loans (from the Department of Education – formerly known as…

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…

Tax Breaks for College Students

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Written by: Sarah Miller for Student Choice

Tax Benefits for College Students

You’re shelling out plenty of money for college – tuition, textbooks, room and board. But what has all of that money done for you lately? (Other than getting you closer to a degree, of course.) Did you know you can take advantage of special tax breaks just for college students and their parents?

These benefits come…

Finding Free College Money – How to Score Scholarship Gold

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In It to Win It – How to score scholarship gold for college

Written by: Sarah Miller for Student Choice

We talk often about the importance of free or cheap money for college. So you may be asking, “Alright, where do I find this money? And how do I get it?” With all of the college deadlines and applications piling up, it may…

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…

What to do with Unwanted Holiday Gifts?

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Written by: Dustin Limburg of Student Choice

Yahoo Finance just released a great video “Regift, reuse, recycle – How to trade overpriced and unwanted gadgets for better stuff” and it got me thinking. What to do with those holiday gifts that missed the mark?

Check out the original article and video here.

Here are some thrifty ideas from the last few…

Smart Last Minute Gift Ideas – Shopping and Sticking to Your Budget!

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Smart Last Minute Shopping Tips – Sticking to Your Budget!

With so few days left in the holiday shopping season, it is easy to find yourself buying last minute gifts that take you way outside of your budget. Friends or co-workers that you may not have included on your shopping list suddenly surprise you with a…