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…

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…

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…

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

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…

Parent PLUS Loans Versus Private Student Loans – Comparison

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How do I know if I should select a PLUS loan or a private student loan?

That is a great question and one that we hear a lot from folks trying to figure out the best way to pay for college. Let’s take a deeper look at both kinds of loans…