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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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A New Year and a New Look at Financial Wellness

New Year’s resolutions – many of us make them, a few will keep them, but many will fall to the wayside sooner than we’d like. If you’ve made a resolution to get your finances on track, we have some tips to help. And if you haven’t – why not add financial wellness to your list of goals for 2017? Read More

 

7 Steps to Completing the FAFSA

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a critical first step in the financial aid process. See how with these 7 steps! Read More

 

5 things to have next to you when completing the FAFSA

Completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first major step in determining how you will pay for college. Before you begin you should gather the following required information to make sure you aren’t scrambling to find it once you file. Read More

 

Changes Come to the FAFSA This Month

You can now submit your FAFSA beginning October 1st of the prior school year. This means if you are attending college for the 2017-18 academic year (as a freshman or returning student), you can submit your FAFSA now! Read More

 

Free Webinar - Student Loan Repayment

Entering repayment for your student loans can be just as stressful and confusing as funding your college education in the first place. Credit Union Student Choice will be hosting a FREE national webinar on repaying your student loans to help answer all of your questions. Read More

 
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Last Minute Ways to Pay for College

If you’re headed to college this fall, you’ve likely received your tuition bill and the deadline to pay is quickly approaching. Here are a few suggestions for last minute ways to foot the bill if you’re sweating how to cover your costs. Read More

 

College Prep Webinar Recording Now Available

A recording and webinar materials are available now online for “College Prep: Steps to Success,” led by Student Choice College Access Counselor Patricia Poplicean. Read More

 

What’s in a Name? Elite Schools May Not Be Worth The Costs

When it comes to choosing a college, students and parents may think it’s worth the hefty price tag to attend a more prestigious school. But a recent article in The Wall Street Journal shows that attending an elite level college may not actually pay off in the end. Read More

 

FAFSA Webinar Recording Available

Our College Access Counselor, Patricia Poplicean, recently presented a free webinar to help students and parents through each step of completing the FAFSA – their gateway to FREE financial aid. Read More

 

Responsible Credit Card Use

Many young people see credit cards in one of two ways: “Yay, free money!” or “No way, I’m steering clear of those!” What you may not realize is there is a middle ground in the form of responsible credit card use. Read More

 
 
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