College Resource Center

Jul
17
2014

Top 3 ways to NOT pay college tuition

If you are a student or parent about to start or continue college, you no longer need to use your imagination to figure out what your college bill will be. By now you should already know, and the colleges are already expecting payments. Feeling the stress? Take a deep breath and commit to NOT make [&hellip…

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Jul
14
2014

“Read the bill together!” and four other family tips for smart college bill management

New college freshman and continuing students have a big hurdle to manage over the summer; The Tuition Bill! Here’s some smart advice for parents and students on managing this milestone financially. Read the bill together: Wondering how to start a conversation on financial literacy? It starts by simply looking at the college bill. Set a [&hellip…

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Jul
10
2014

Waiving College Health Insurance? Consider options and know your benefits first.

Health insurance coverage for college students is a necessary cost that helps keep a campus healthy. However, if a student is covered under another plan the cost of the school based health care program may be waived. Here are 4 key points to know: 1. Are you covered under a parent’s plan? Parent’s with a [&hellip…

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Jul
3
2014

Two student loan questions students and parents always miss

College billing season is in full swing and by now parents and students should be well aware of what is owed. This is when student loans become a necessity, but during all the rush, key financial questions get easily brushed aside. Asking the wrong questions about debt: Families looking to secure a quick college tuition [&hellip…

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Jul
1
2014

Federal Student Loan Interest Rates for 2014-2015

It’s official. July 1 begins the new lending season for Direct Loans, and new interest rates are established for the 2014-2015 academic year. The most common federal direct loans each increased by .8% over last year. Direct Loan Interest Rates for 2014-2015: Direct Subsidized Loans (Undergraduates): 4.66% Direct Unsubsidized Loans (Undergraduates): 4.66% Direct Unsubsidized Loans [&hellip…

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