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…

College Student Loan Myths Busted

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Student Loan Myths – BUSTED!

Written by: Lisa Phelps for Student Choice

The news these days is filled with stories about the student loan burden: students graduating with back-breaking debt, whether or not it’s even worth going to college, and how much student loan debt is ok to have. These are all important topics that college students should pay attention to.

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 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…

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…

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 -…

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…