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FAFSA Webinar - Register for Sept. 30!

The 2021-2022 FAFSA opens one month from today! Our College Access and Repayment Counselor will be hosting a free webinar on September 30 at 1:00 or 6:00pm ET to review some of the most commonly asked questions.

 

Federal Student Loan Payment Suspension - What You Need to Know

With the extension of certain federal loan repayment measures through December 31, 2020, many borrowers may be wondering what this means for their loans, and if they should continue making payments if they are able. We outline some FAQs for borrowers.

 

Credit Union Student Choice to Host Three-Part Virtual “Empower U” Conference

Credit Union Student Choice will host a three-part virtual Empower U this fall in place of its annual onsite event. The sixth installment of the highly rated conference was slated for September in Pittsburgh, PA, but due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Student Choice made the decision to instead host a virtual learning series.

 

How to Succeed in Online College Courses

As of July 29, 2020, the Chronicle of Higher Education indicated that only 23.5% of schools plan to offer wholly or primarily in-person classes this fall, meaning many college students will need to adjust to taking courses from home. College can be challenging enough when you're immersed in campus life; shifting to virtual learning may seem even more intimidating. Below we share some tips to set yourself up for success in online classes.

 

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."

 

College Prepped: Making Sure Your Private Student Lending Program Is Built For Success During The Pandemic, And Beyond

By addressing today’s unique challenges, while remaining focused on the long view, credit unions engaged in private student lending have a powerful opportunity to connect with the next generation of members.​

 

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?

 

University Credit Union Partners with Credit Union Student Choice

Credit Union Student Choice announced that it has partnered with University Credit Union to offer its members innovative lending solutions for both private student loans and student loan refinance.

 

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.

 
 
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