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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.

 

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.

 
 
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