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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 succesfully navigate these seasons of life! Check out our most recent posts below.

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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

 

FREE Webinar - Understanding Student Loans

When scholarships and grants aren't enough to cover the costs of attending college, it may be necessary to seek out student loans. During this webinar, Student Choice's College Access Counselor will share information about Federal and private student loans, interest rates and terms, how to apply, and how to track your loans. Read More

 

Financial Aid for Non-Traditional Students

College financial aid isn't only for students just exiting high school. There are plenty of options available to help non-traditional students foot the bill for college as well. Read More

 

How Does the Work Study Program Work?

A work-study program offers students part-time employment in exchange for financial aid. Different programs have different rules, but the bottom line is that it helps students defray the cost of college by giving them work. Read More

 

April is Financial Literacy Month!

With many Americans living paycheck to paycheck, April has been declared National Financial Literacy Month. This month is dedicated to educating consumers about the steps they can take to better understand their finances, while making strides to become more financially secure. Read More

 

Deciphering Award Letters - Recording Now Available!

If you missed our recent webinar about financial aid award letters, don't worry! It's now available to view on demand. Read an overview here and then access the recording. Read More

 

Last Minute Spring Break on a Budget

If you didn't plan or save for a huge college spring break trip, fear not – there are plenty of options still available! You likely won't be heading out on a week-long trip to a tropical destination on such short notice, but you can still arrange some fun – and cheap – outings. Here are some tips for making the most of your spring break. Read More

 

When Will My College Degree Pay Off?

You planned for college. You and your family saved for college. Maybe now you're close to graduating from college. So what is that college degree really worth, and when will you truly start to see the benefits of your education? Check out the full article! Read More

 

Free College Planning Webinar – Deciphering Award Letters

Student Choice is committed to providing tools that help families better understand the financial aid process. As part of that commitment, we offer a quarterly webinar series, led by our College Access Counselor. Check out and register for our next topic "Deciphering Award Letters". 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

 
 
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Find a Credit Union & Apply

Student Choice lending solutions are available from nearly 250 credit unions nationwide. Use our search tool to find a credit union near where you live or attend school, or click here to view our entire list of participating credit unions by state.

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Find a Credit Union & Apply

Student Choice lending solutions are available from nearly 250 credit unions nationwide. Use our search tool to find a credit union near where you live or attend school, or click here to view our entire list of participating credit unions by state.

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