There are many ways to pay for college, and it can be confusing to decipher lingo of financial aid. College is a big investment, which is why it’s important to know your options, plan ahead, and choose wisely when paying for it. But in order to do your homework, you have
There is endless information available about student loan refinance, but some borrowers may still be confused about the process and their options. What’s fact and what’s fiction? We can help! Here are three common student loan refinance myths debunked. MYTH #1: I have to refinance all of my student loans.
Making that transition from college to career means major culture shock for many students. You have to pay for housing, a vehicle, insurance, a work appropriate wardrobe, the list goes on and on – and on top of that, you have to start paying back your student loans! Check out
As students head off to college, dealing with the costs of education can be overwhelming. Add in the cost of living like food, books, and basic accommodations like furnishing a college room and the cost can grow quickly. Good news, financial aid has taken these things into account when calculating
Submitting the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the first step towards paying for college, even for those students who don’t expect to qualify for need-based financial aid. If you want to be considered for scholarships, grants, or student loans, completing a FAFSA is nearly always required.
Lots of holidays coming up this month: Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, not to mention it’s National Fitness Month. Here at West Community, we’re focused on helping our members get financially fit! So, we’ve compiled this checklist for you to tackle this month. From making summer plans to scouting out funds for your college-bound kid,
There are many ways to pay for college, and it can be confusing to decipher lingo of financial aid. James Myers, a 19 year financial aid veteran from Webster University breaks down the language barrier in his overview “What You Need to Know about Financial Aid.” What is financial aid?
Each year, an estimated 60% of college students graduate with student loans. Scholarships are one of your best defenses against this post college debt. About $3.3 billion in “gift aid” is awarded by private sources each year. Make applying for scholarships a priority right now! Lori Hudson, who votes on our
When the weather is warmer, it’s easy to slip into higher spending. This month’s to-do list narrow’s its scope for a cost-effective summer. 1. Conserve Your Energy & Reduce Your Bills – Slash your summer utility bills and maximize your savings by turning off your appliances while not in use,