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How to Build a College Budget

Hi Friend, It’s July! We hope you make some wonderful memories this Independence Day. As summer break continues, and as your student makes the most of their vacation, it’s also the perfect opportunity to get them ahead of their college planning game. The FAFSA is one of the most important steps to complete in the…

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A College Student’s Guide to Building a Budget

College is a period of significant change and growth for students. It marks the beginning of financial independence for many, requiring the development of effective money management skills. Creating a budget is essential for college students to effectively manage their finances, which allows them to focus on their studies and alleviate added stress from money…

The Importance of Summer Jobs & Internships for Students

Hi Friend, Happy June! Summertime is here and high school seniors are now graduating. Congratulations! All their hard work has paid off and now they can start focusing more on their next exciting chapter, college. Federal student loans are one of the many ways to help pay for college and each year the new loan…

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6 Top Benefits of Summer Jobs & Internships for Students

As the season of sunshine and warmth approaches, high school and college students may find themselves wondering how to make the most of their upcoming summer break. While catching up on sleep and finding time to unwind are typical summer activities, there are additional possibilities to explore, such as seeking out a summer job or…

Understanding the Student Loan Grace Period

Hi Friend, May 1 is usually celebrated as “National College Decision Day” – a time when colleges and universities request their accepted students to finalize their choice of school for the upcoming fall semester by making a deposit. However, this year is an exception… Due to a series of technical issues with the newly implemented…

Navigating the Student Loan Grace Period: A Comprehensive Guide

Following graduation, leaving school, or dropping below half-time enrollment, college students are granted a student loan grace period. During this time, borrowers do not have to make payments towards their student loans. This temporary break serves as a valuable opportunity for recent graduates and those transitioning out of school to secure employment and acclimate to…