College Resource Center

Sep
17
2014

Pros / Cons on Federal and Private Student Loan Consolidation

Trying to figure out a way to consolidate student loans? Here are some fundamentals to consider when comparing options. 1.  There are basically two ways to consolidate: Federal Direct Loan Consolidation: This program is supported by the federal student loan program, and specifically for federal student loans.  Private student loans are not allowed to be [&hellip…

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Sep
10
2014

Student Loan Refund Do’s and Don’ts

Student Loan Refund season is here! This is when the semester gets started and students look forward to gaining any extra money left after financial aid and student loans cover their college expenses. Student loan refunds can be used for typical student expenses, like supplies, lab equipment and technology. However, since refund checks originate basically [&hellip…

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Sep
4
2014

Handle a last minute college registration problem like a Boss

Trying to get cleared for college at the last minute is tough. But a few smart moves and follow up can help. Here’s how…… Know the source of the problem: First figure where the problem originates. There are several offices that can put a college account on hold, here’s a quick troubleshooting list: Bursar, Billing, [&hellip…

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Sep
2
2014

Top 5 ways your college bill has a problem

Think you can coast through the start of the Fall semester at College? It may not be so easy, as a college bill may have more problems than realized. Here are the most common problems and simple ways to fix them. 1. You never signed the Direct Loans Master Promissory Note, or completed the Entrance [&hellip…

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Aug
28
2014

“Cross your fingers and hope” is not a College plan: Here’s how to overcome the FAFSA

August is a challenging month for any college students managing a last minute bill. If you are stressing, you are not alone. A new NPR Ed article highlights the challenges that uninformed students face when dealing with the FAFSA, a big part of college bill payment. Does this quote describe the challenges you or others [&hellip…

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