The Refi Boom Comes to Student Loans

This content previously appeared on creditunions.com
Courtesy of Student Choice

Refi blog graphicIn 2012, there was just one lender offering student loan refinancing for both federal and private student loans – but since then, more than a dozen lenders (representing multiple financial institutions in some cases) have entered the market. From fin tech startups to big banks to credit unions, these lenders are bringing a growing refi boom…

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…

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

Award-Letter-Webinar-Blog-ImageYou Applied, Got Accepted, and Now… Understanding Your Award Letter

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…

College Financial Aid Dictionary

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Terms you need to know to get the most out of your financial aid.

Written by: Lisa Phelps for Student Choice

Dictionaries are great when you’re learning something new, visiting a new place where the people speak a different language or double checking a word you’re just not sure of. When you’re visiting the world of college loans, this is a handy tool to have…