Archives for May 2013

College Budget: Create Your Worksheet Now

As a new college student, managing money can be one of the keys to a college financial success. Typically, students receive money in large chunks, either from loans, education savings plans or summer jobs. If a student is managing their money for the first time, it can be tempting to spend big early on. However, students need to make this money … [Read more...]

The Alumni Factor

In September of last year, graduates of some of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities, who were accustomed to seeing their schools place high in popular college ranking publications, got an unexpected surprise, The Alumni Factor. This new college ranking platform shakes up the traditional college ranking approach using objective … [Read more...]

College: 10 Weird Scholarships

Paying for college can be stressful and overwhelming, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. Did you know that by fully embracing your inner weird factor, you could land yourself some serious scholarship money to help pay your college tuition? It’s true. There are a ton of wacky, unusual and just plain weird scholarships out there. Here are 10 you … [Read more...]

May Newsletter 2013: 6 Steps to Determine How Much to Borrow for College

  Happy May! Congratulations to all the high school seniors who have just made their final college decision! Students and parents should now be preparing a realistic college funding budget for the school year to come. Remember, preparing details now will save you time and stress when summer is over and your first college year begins. In … [Read more...]

Financial Literacy: College Students Need to Learn It

College is a time of freedom for many students, but it can spell trouble if that freedom applies to personal finances too. Students need to understand basic money management skills such as living within a budget and handling credit and debt. According to the first annual High School Borrowing Survey conducted by the Credit Union National … [Read more...]