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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.

 

Coronavirus Pandemic Readiness Overview

Ensuring critical business functions are operational and able to fully support credit unions and member borrowers during the Coronavirus pandemic is of the utmost importance for Credit Union Student Choice.

 

Student Loan Refinance Webinar - Register Now!

If you have questions about student loan refinance and consolidation, join our upcoming webinar to learn more about your options.

 

Service Credit Union Partners with Credit Union Student Choice to Offer Suite of Private Student Lending Solutions

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

 

Not in Love with Your Student Loans? Consider Refinancing!

It's Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. But if you’re not feeling the love for your student loan payments, now could be the right time to end that old relationship and refinance them.

 

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!

 

Student Choice Expands Partnership with Edmit, Giving Credit Unions and Members Free Access to Powerful College Planning Tools

Credit Union Student Choice announced that it has made a significant investment into its relationship with Edmit, an emerging college advising company. As a result, Student Choice partner credit unions and their members will now have free access to Edmit’s innovative college planning and selection tools that help students and families make smarter financial decisions about college and student debt.​

 

Webinar: Completing the FAFSA

The FAFSA opens October 1st - are you ready to complete it?

 

How to Find Last Minute Funding for College

Here are a few suggestions for last minute ways to foot your college tuition bill when you've exhausted scholarships, grants, and federal loans.

 

Credit Union Student Choice Announces New Board Chairperson

Credit Union Student Choice announced that Craig Roy, Senior Vice President of Retail Lending at Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU), has been elected to the role of Chairperson by the organization’s Board of Directors.

 

UMassFive College Federal Credit Union Partners with Student Choice and FutureFuel.io to Bring Student Loan Repayment Benefits to Employees

Credit Union Student Choice announced that UMassFive College Federal Credit Union is bringing student loan repayment benefits to its employees thanks to a partnership between Student Choice and FutureFuel.io.​

 

Webinar Recording Available: Student Loans to Fill the Gap

When scholarships, grants, and federal aid aren't enough, where can you turn to fill the funding gap that's left?

 

Webinar: Student Loans to Fill the Gap

When scholarships, grants, and federal aid aren't enough, where can you turn to fill the funding gap that's left?

 

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."

 

Helping Members Make Smarter College Choices

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. This leads to the question - are these elite colleges really any better than a local private or state university? According to an article from NPR, not necessarily. So how can families elicit unbiased data and advice to compare the real costs and benefits a degree from specific colleges and universities?​

 

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?​

 

Student Choice Opens Operations Management Center in San Antonio

Credit Union Student Choice announced that it has opened an operations management center in San Antonio, TX. The facility will house key members of the credit union service organization’s (CUSO) operations and member support teams.

 

Student Choice Expands Focus on Helping Credit Union Members with College Planning and Selection via Edmit Partnership

Credit Union Student Choice announced that it has partnered with Edmit to provide credit unions with a branded, online platform that helps members compare real college costs, specific to their income and test scores, to determine the best financial and academic fit.

 

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.

 

Student Choice Partners with FutureFuel.io to Bring Highly Desired Student Loan Repayment Benefits to Credit Unions

Credit Union Student Choice announced that is has partnered with FutureFuel.io to bring student loan repayment benefits to the credit union space.

 

Why CU Student Lending Works - Part 2

Student Choice President Scott Patterson talks more about the benefits of student lending for credit unions and success stories about how credit unions can step up in the student lending arena to create life-long member relationships.

 
 
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