How Do Your Student Loans Affect Your Credit Score

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The impact of student loans on your credit rating

Written by: Sarah Miller for Student Choice

We recently talked about how your credit (or lack thereof) can affect your eligibility for student loans. But there’s another important way student loans and credit are tied to one another. Once your student loans go into repayment, the way you handle those payments can have an impact on…

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…

How Does Your Credit Score Impact Your Student Loans?


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Give Me Some Credit Here!

Written by: Lisa Phelps for Student Choice

If you’re headed off to college for the first time, you may have never given any thought to your credit score or how it affects loans you apply for. You might not even know what a credit score really is, other than a term used in a catchy TV commercial. But if you or your…

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…

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…

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…

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

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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…

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…