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College Resource Center

Oct
30
2014

Early decisions: What to consider before you pull the trigger

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Early decision time sits just around the corner, and the quandary college hopefuls face resembles an entrance exam with a stumper question. Get in, and you’re off to what could be your dream school. But if another school comes along with a much better financial aid package, how do you honor the original early decision [&hellip…

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Oct
28
2014

Five Free Financial Apps That Save You Money

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It’s counterintuitive that anything that has to do with finances would be free. Yet some of the finest apps around for managing money, and working with student loans, won’t cost you a dime. That’s easier to pay for than a meatball sandwich from the campus food truck. Here we’ve gathered five examples of apps that [&hellip…

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Oct
22
2014

What’s the ROI on your college degree?

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It’s no secret that the cost of going to college has skyrocketed over the past ten years. The price of a four year degree obtained through a public university now averages just under $70,000, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics. Any student using student loans for college needs to be aware of the [&hellip…

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Sep
24
2014

Why Private Student Loans Could Be a Better Deal Than Federal Loans

If you need to borrow for college, knowing your credit score can help you determine which loans are best for you. According to recent blog article by Credit.com, “Undergraduates should generally heed the advice of sticking to federal loans, but parents and graduate students may be able to find a better deal with private lenders. [&hellip…

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Sep
22
2014

Financial aid when parents and their children both enter college

When it comes to qualifying for financial aid, it’s generally true that having more people in the household attending college at the same time may increase financial aid eligibility. For example, when siblings are both in college simultaneously, both of their FAFSA’s account for this and financial aid eligibility can increase. But what happens when [&hellip…

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