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The Refi Boom Comes to Student Loans

In 2012, there was just one lender offering student loan refinancing for both federal and private student loans – but since then, more than a dozen lenders (representing multiple financial institutions in some cases) have entered the market. From fin tech startups to big banks to credit unions, these lenders are bringing a growing refi boom to the student loan market. 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

 

Private Student Lending Leads To More Than Just A Loan

As credit unions evolve and look to expand their offerings and loan portfolios, private student lending has become an increasingly popular solution. However, some believe student loans are a one-time interaction point and not worth the effort of adding an additional product. The fact is that private student loans can be a stepping to stone to lasting, valuable relationships with young adult member​ Read More

 

A New Year And A New Look At Private Student Lending Performance

Many lenders — including startups, regional and national banks, and, of course, hundreds of credit unions — are finding success in the PSL space, not only in delivering a much-needed product set (ranging from traditional in-school loans to innovative consolidation options) that connects with young adults, but also in delivering products that will perform in the long-term. 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

 

How Well Do You Know Millennials?

Millennials – individuals born between 1980 and 2000 – are one of the most important demographics for retailers and financial institutions to reach today. 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

 

Holt Emphasizes Need for Private Student Lending

Credit Union Student Choice SVP and Chief Revenue Officer Jim Holt was one of the experts on hand to discuss private student lending and the opportunities for credit unions at the CUNA Lending Council annual meeting. 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

 

The Building Blocks of Good Credit

If you’re headed off to college for the first time, you may have never given any thought to your credit score or how it affects loans you apply for. You might not even know what a credit score really is. But as you venture closer to being an independent adult, it’s vital that you understand the basics of building good credit. Read More

 
 
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