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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Student Loan Glossary - A to Z

There are many unfamiliar terms associated with financial aid and student loans. Review some of the most common here.

 

Deciphering College Award Letters

Comparing award letters and deciding which college is the best match can be confusing and overwhelming! Read more about the terms you'll find in your award letters, and review our webinar recording, "Deciphering Your Award Letter."

 

The College Admissions Scandal - What's in a Name?

Recent news has brought to light a college admissions scandal in which wealthy individuals paid for falsified test scores and athletic achievements in exchange for admission to an elite college. Obviously this isn't the right way to make your higher education dreams a reality! But it also leads to the question - are these elite colleges really any better than your local private or state university?​

 

Is Student Loan Refinance Right for Me?

Are you wondering if you should refinance or consolidate your student loans? Do you have questions about what it all means? Join us for our next webinar to learn more.

 

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!

 

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.

 

Attend Our Free FAFSA Webinar!

Completing the FAFSA is one of the most important parts of the college financial aid process. Learn more about the FAFSA and the CSS Profile, and online application that collects information used by nearly 400 colleges and scholarship programs to award non-federal aid.

 

Making the Most of Your First Days on Campus

If you're headed off to college for the first time, here are some tips from to help you adjust to life on campus!

 

Student Loan Grace Periods

What is a student loan grace period, and how does it affect you?

 

Student Loan Webinar - Recording Now Available

The recording of our recent webinar on student loans is now available.

 
 
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