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.

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…

Why Choosing a College Major Actually Matters

choosing a college major matters Why Choosing a Major Matters

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…

High School Graduation To-Do List

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Countdown to High School Graduation and Beyond

Written by: Lisa Phelps for Student Choice

 

You’ve all heard this saying before: Graduation is bittersweet. You’re happy that you’re finally graduating and about to start a new chapter in your life, yet you’re sad to be leaving your friends, favorite teachers, your family and even your dog (if you have one). So here’s a new way…

How to Choose the Right College

college tuition payment plansWritten by: Janet Barger of Student Choice

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…

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…

Parent PLUS Loans Versus Private Student Loans – Comparison

Private Student Loans Versus Plus LoansWritten by: Jim Holt and Steve Wynne of Student Choice

How do I know if I should select a PLUS loan or a private student loan?

That is a great question and one that we hear a lot from folks trying to figure out the best way to pay for college. Let’s take a deeper look at both kinds of loans…

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…

How to Find and Apply for College Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships-and-grants-graphicWritten by: Janet Barger of Credit Union Student Choice

This time of year can be exciting for students getting ready to go to college or return for the next year. And as students go to school, one of the most frequently asked questions is about scholarships and grants – how to find them and how to apply. Well, here’s some information to start you off right!

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

College Financial Aid GuideWhat is the College Financial Aid Process?

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…