Lend Your Voice is Back for 2016

What Lend Your Voice 2015 Brought Us

Testimonials from real borrowers paint a powerful picture of the need for fair-value education lending solutions. Last year Student Choice launched its Lend Your Voice campaign and collected more than 30 student lending stories from credit union borrowers. From first-generation American college students to adults returning to school, the stories let us see the real people behind the Student Choice loan:

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…

Private Student Lending Leads To More Than Just A Loan

A New Year And A New Look At Private Student Lending Performance

This content originally appeared on creditunions.com.

Perception RealityAs we roll into spring 2016, credit unions across the nation will soon be rolling out a bevy of new products and well-intentioned initiatives, many of which will be aimed at loan growth and young adult member development — two pressing needs for almost all credit unions.

One product that directly addresses both needs is private student lending…

How Well Do You Know Millennials?

MillennialMillennials – individuals born between 1980 and 2000 – are one of the most important demographics for retailers and financial institutions to reach today. This group makes up the largest generation in the U.S., and the potential for multiple, lasting financial relationships is an untapped opportunity for many credit unions.

This graphic from creditunions.com outlines the why credit unions should pay close attention to…

Holt Emphasizes Need for Private Student Lending

 This content originally appeared on CU Today.

JimDuring the CUNA Lending Council annual meeting, student loans – and especially refi’s – were at the front of the class as a loan opportunity for credit unions, offering low defaults, large balances and attractive margins. Credit Union Student Choice SVP and Chief Revenue Officer Jim Holt was one of the experts on hand to discuss the opportunities…

Why Student Lending Works (Part 2 of 2)

In our last post, we shared the first half of Student Choice President Scott Patterson’s interview with CUbroadcast. In this installment, Scott talks about the benefits of student lending for credit unions, the ideal CU for this offering, and success stories to show how credit unions can step up in the student lending arena to create life-long member relationships.

 

 

Could your credit union be the next Student Choice success…

Private Student Loans – The Truth about Delinquency

Private vs Federal Private Student LoansIt’s the dirty word of any lending program – “default.” And it’s particularly scary when it comes to student lending, given all the negative press surrounding record student loan debt in America. If you’ve read articles about the student debt crisis and default rates, you may be leery of instituting or expanding a program at your credit union. However, a…

How to Pay Remaining College Costs and Fill the Gap

how to fill the college funding gapWritten by: Jim Holt of Student Choice

My son’s college bill came in the mail this month and there is a very large number that we still need to pay. Given the amount, I should expect the envelope to be gilded in gold. Or, some fancy Town Crier to be at my doorstep eloquently announcing this silly amount of monopoly…

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…