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…

Easing Parents’ Minds with Holistic Financing Solutions

According to a recent Gallup Poll, paying for college is the top money concern for parents of children younger than 18 years old. In fact, more than seven in 10 parents indicated they were “very” or “moderately” worried about the issue. This means parents worry more about having enough money to pay for their children’s college education than other Americans worry about any other common financial concern, even more than retirement or medical costs….

Who is Responsible for Student Loan Debt?

It was the number heard ‘round the world: American college students have amassed over $1 trillion in student loan debt. To many consumers, that number painted a picture of greedy colleges and lenders cashing in on their American dream. It’s easy in hindsight to point a finger at lenders for taking advantage of borrowers, or at colleges for allowing their students to get in over their heads. Whose fault is it really? There isn’t…

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…

Is College Really Worth It?

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Is College Really Worth the Cost and Effort?

written by: Sarah Miller for Student Choice

Campus visits. Applications. Tuition payments. Financial aid. With all of the work it takes to get to and through college, you may start to wonder, “Is it really worth it?” In most cases the answer…

Important College Financial Aid Deadlines are Almost Here

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Tick, Tock – The Financial Aid Clock is Ticking

written by: Sarah Miller for Student Choice

Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines. They’re everywhere when you’re getting ready for college. Deadlines for graduation, to apply for college, scholarship applications, and financial aid. You probably have a lot of dates floating around in your head, especially if you’re applying to numerous colleges. It’s a good idea to…

How to Choose the Right College

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Statistics show getting training after high school will help you get a better paying job doing work you like. Going to school is also a big investment – you are investing your time and investing your own money or taking out a student loan to go to school.

Whether you want to go to a university, technical…

Earn College Credits in High School and Save on Tuition

earn college credits while you're in high schoolWritten by: Sharon Newkirk of Student Choice

Bank those college credits early!

Saving money when you’re in college is on the top of most college students’ minds. But, what about saving money in college – before you get to college? One of the best ways to save money is to prepare well in advance. There are several methods to attain…

What Are Tuition Payment Plans and How Can They Save You Money?

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Written by: Tracie McGetrick of Student Choice 

It seems like every time I visit a college, I hear someone talking about payment plans and getting their loans paid off when they graduate. And for good reason. If you’re like many college students and you’re thinking about graduating, or someone in your family is, then I suggest…

Student Lending Legislation Changes… and Why You Should Care

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Public policy affects an increasingly large portion of our lives, and yet by and large Americans remain on the sidelines of the political process. Why?

“It’s messy.”

“My voice doesn’t count.”

“One person can’t really effect change.”

 

 

 

We’ve heard them all before. You may have even said something similar to friends and family.

Strikingly, our younger generations tend to have…