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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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Federal Direct PLUS vs. Private Loans - Know the Difference

If you’ve exhausted free and cheap money for college costs and are still faced with funding gaps, you may be considering PLUS or private student loans. We'll help you compare the two options.

 

Should You Consider a Gap Year?

While colleges are trying to finalize their plans, many graduates and families are weighing the options for themselves. With so many unknowns, some students may be considering forgoing college this fall altogether and taking what is known as a “gap year."

 

Fixed vs. Variable Rate Student Loans

When searching for private student loan options, you may find some lenders offer both a fixed and a variable rate option. What does this mean, and what are the pros and cons of each?

 

How to Use Your Stimulus Check Wisely

The CARES Act will provide about $2 trillion to help offset the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill included stimulus payments for millions of Americans, and distribution of those payments began this week. If you received or will receive a stimulus check, we share some tips for using it responsibly.

 

Beware of Coronavirus Scams

Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus - learn how you can avoid becoming a victim.

 

Managing Your Student Loans During the Coronavirus Pandemic

With the federal government announcing temporary changes to its student loan repayment terms, now is an excellent time to review your loan information for both federal and private loans.

 

Navigating College Planning During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Preparing for college can be a stressful time under normal circumstances, and we understand that the current climate can add even more stress for students and families. To help, our partners at Edmit have compiled suggestions for high school juniors and seniors who are planning for the future in these uncertain times.

 

Coronavirus Pandemic Readiness Overview

Ensuring critical business functions are operational and able to fully support credit unions and member borrowers during the Coronavirus pandemic is of the utmost importance for Credit Union Student Choice.

 

Student Loan Refinance Webinar - Register Now!

If you have questions about student loan refinance and consolidation, join our upcoming webinar to learn more about your options.

 

Not in Love with Your Student Loans? Consider Refinancing!

It's Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. But if you’re not feeling the love for your student loan payments, now could be the right time to end that old relationship and refinance them.

 
 
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