Category Archives: Loans and scholarships

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While receiving a college degree will help provide numerous opportunities for your future in the workforce, it can be a costly item that doesn’t come easy. Sure, student loans can help alleviate the pain of college costs…for now. But down … Continue reading

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Tips for college students filing for FAFSA

Ah January—a time for resolutions, heading back to campus and … filing for FAFSA. Whether you are still applying for college or already on campus, college students soon learn that the beginning of the year is when they have to … Continue reading

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What you need to know: Government shutdown, Amber Alert, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

It’s not the first time there’s been a federal government shutdown, nor is it likely to be the last. Disagreement in Congress about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, frequently referred to as Obamacare, has led the federal government … Continue reading

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Federal Stafford Loan interest rate increase: Who it affects

This week there was some bad news for college students hoping to get a subsidized federal student loan, called a Stafford Loan, to help pay for college. Congress has allowed the interest rate for subsidized loans to double from 3.4% … Continue reading

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America’s Top TA — Vote for your favorite teaching assistant today!

Students from across the country are nominating their teaching assistants for America’s Top TA, telling us how their TAs go above and beyond to help them succeed in class. Now it’s your turn to cast your vote. It’s up to … Continue reading

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College student debt on the rise: Tips on how to prevent disaster

Not to further terrify those of us already dreading the college debt that’s waiting to greet us upon graduation, but according to a study released this week, college student debt is on the rise and the job market for recent … Continue reading

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Rising cost of college: How to overcome student loans and income inequality

Most of us were more worried about getting into our college of choice than we were about paying for that education. But the cost of college has risen dramatically in recent years. According to the National Center of Education Statistics, … Continue reading

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Enter our March Madness “Shoot and Score” photo contest for a chance to win $500!

Shoot and Score a Chance at $500 Are you the ultimate college basketball fan? Do you find March Madness less of a catchy tag-line for a college basketball tournament and more of a lifestyle commitment? Does your pre-game prep include … Continue reading

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College student loans and credit score: Protect your good credit and financial future

For those of us college students (as well as recent graduates), student loan payments are probably not something at the top of your to-do list. I mean, come on, this is money that is (or was) helping you get through college. … Continue reading

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Tax season 101: First-timer’s guide to 2012 taxes

It’s about that time — time to file your 2012 taxes, that is! If you’re a first time taxpayer, don’t fret; there are many resources out there to help with tax filing for students. So, grab a notebook and get … Continue reading

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