Extra Credit

Are you planning for college, in college, or graduated from college? Our Extra Credit blog shares helpful tips and strategies to successfully navigate these seasons of life! Check out our most recent posts below.

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Senior Year - Preparing for College

As a high school senior, you are likely looking forward to spring break, graduation, and of course college! While your senior year is a time of celebration and making memories, it can also be stressful as you look ahead to your college journey. By now you have applied to your top choice colleges and should be receiving acceptance and financial aid information soon. So what’s next? Read More

Filing Taxes and Tax Credits and Deductions

Tax Benefits for College Students

Did you know there are several special tax breaks just for college students and their parents? Learn more about how these benefits could get you a bigger tax refund! Read More


FREE Webinar on Finding Scholarships

Paying for college is likely one of the biggest expenses you will face in life. It’s important to take advantage of low-cost or free options for paying your tuition bill, and scholarships are one of the best ways to get free money for college! In this webinar, you’ll learn essential tips for researching and applying for scholarships, as well as how to best use scholarships to pay for your degree. ​ Read More


Share Your Student Lending Story

If you've used a Student Choice loan from your credit union to help pay for higher education, Credit Union Student Choice wants to hear from you! Tell us how your college education and credit union student lending experience have positively impacted your life, and you could receive a $50 Amazon gift card if we choose to display your story. Read More


Completing the FAFSA for More Than One Child

If you have more than one child attending college, you'll want to make the most of any financial aid available to you by completing the FAFSA for each student. Learn more from the U.S. Department of Education about completing the FAFSA for more than one child. Read More


FAFSA Webinar Recording Now Available

If you missed our recent webinar about completing the FAFSA, don't worry! It's now available to view on demand. Read More


FREE Webinar on Completing the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is one of the most important pieces of the financial aid puzzle for college students and their families. In this webinar, you will learn how to prepare for and complete the FAFSA, as well as what to expect after completing the FAFSA. Read More


What Can Your Financial Aid Office Do For You?

Figuring out how you'll pay for college can be complicated, but your financial aid office can help! Read More


Making a "Major" Decision

If you're headed to college and are unsure of what major and degree you should pursue, we have some tips to help! Read More


Your Credit Score - What It Is and Why It Matters

You’ve probably heard the phrase “credit score,” but you might not know what it is or why it’s important. Here’s a quick overview. Read More

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Find a Credit Union & Apply

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