Student Choice Hosts Free Webinar on Loan Repayment

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Entering repayment for student loans can be just as stressful and confusing to borrowers as funding a college education in the first place. Credit Union Student Choice will be hosting a FREE national webinar to help answer some common questions about student loan repayment.

Student Loan Repayment – Free National Webinar

September 14th at 1:00 or 6:00pm ET

Led by Student Choice College Access Counselor Patricia…

Student Choice Offers FAFSA Webinar for Families

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As part of our ongoing efforts to educate college-bound students and their families about responsible ways to pay for college, Student Choice will offer a FREE national webinar on January 20, 2016. Our College Access Counselor, Patricia Poplicean, will take students and parents through each step of completing the FAFSA – their gateway to FREE financial aid. The webinar will be offered at 1pm EST and…

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…

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…

When to Complete the College FAFSA Form – Tips and Advice

fafsaWritten by: Tracie McGetrick of Student Choice

So you’re asking yourself – Should I be completing the FAFSA?

Yes!  No matter what you have heard about what you will get, or not get in financial aid everyone should fill out the FAFSA.  There is simply no GOOD reason not to.

The FAFSA is Free

Completing the FAFSA is the first step in the…

Are Federal Student Loans Still the Best Choice?

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Written by: Tyler Disburg of Student Choice

In light of recent legislation discussions, rate changes and headlines flooding the media, I get this question a lot. Federal student loans have long been considered the “gold standard” for education financing, but is that distinction deserved today? The short answer is yes, but why? First, we should examine why federal loans inherited their “King of the Hill” status.

Federal…

Maximize Your College Financial Aid

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Written by: Dustin Limburg of Student Choice

As students prepare to head off to college, dealing with the costs of education can be overwhelming. We hear it all the time: “What can I do to get the most out of my financial aid?”

Once you add in the cost of living like food, books, and basic accommodations like furnishing a college room, the…

Guide to College Financial Aid – What to Know Before Applying for Student Loans

What do I need to know before applying for student loans?

Written by Dustin Limburg of Student Choice

Before you apply for student loans As someone who works with colleges, students and financial aid, I get asked that question a lot. In fact, it’s probably one of the most important, but least understood aspects of going to college. So today, I want to take…

Guide to Financial Aid – What is the College Financial Aid Process?

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Written by: Steve Wynne of Credit Union Student Choice

When it comes to college, and especially paying for college, it can be hard to know where to start. There are so many different programs and different titles floating around, it can make anyone’s head spin. I can’t tell you how many times someone has asked me to…