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Tips for Balancing College, Work, Life on Campus

During my senior year of college, I worked 25-hours a week in our financial aid office, planned my wedding (which happened to be the day before my graduation), served as an officer in my sorority and was president of an on-campus club. This was the beginning of my family nickname: the overscheduler! However, I learned a… Read More


What Do You Really Need for College? Needs Versus Wants

Starting college and living on your own for the first time can help you realize rather quickly that these items you think you “need” may not be necessities after all. Five dollar coffees may be relatively easy to cut out of your daily budget, but there are larger items that can cause ripple effects on your finances. Read More


How Do Student Loans Affect Your Credit Score

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 your credit score - for better or for worse. Continue reading... Read More


College Student Loan Myths Busted

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. What’s not so good are the myths that are circulated among students and graduates. This article will clear up some misconceptions you may have heard about student loans. Read More


How to Handle Student Loans after College Graduation

College graduation got you thinking about repaying student loans? Check out these three steps you need to know to start the repayment process off right! Read More


Is College Worth It? Clearly, New Data Say

Some newly minted college graduates struggle to find work. Others accept jobs for which they feel overqualified. Student debt, meanwhile, has topped $1 trillion. It’s enough to create a wave of questions about whether a college education is still worth it. A new set of income statistics answers those questions quite clearly: Yes, college is worth it, and it’s not even close. For all the struggles that many young college graduates face, a four-year degree has probably never been more valuable. Read More


High School Graduation To-Do List

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 to characterize the time around your high school graduation: Read More


College Students and Grads to Benefit from Student Choice iGrad Partnership

Credit Union Student Choice, the foremost provider of higher education financing solutions to America’s credit unions, has announced a new partnership with iGrad, an award-winning source of financial literacy tools and resources. Together, the organizations will work to empower students and their families to make effective personal finance, student loan and career decisions. Read More


NPR - The Most and Least Lucrative College Majors - In 2 Graphs

NPR's Planet Money outlines some of the most (and least) lucrative fields of study for college students. Engineers top the list while many liberal arts majors fall short. Read more about the in the NPR article by clicking below. Read More


Working During College - Some Part-time Jobs are Better than Others

Starting college soon and looking for a part-time job? Lots of students are in the same spot you are and there are a few things to think about on your quest. Not all jobs are created equal and your prerequisites will change over time... Read More

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