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FAFSA Verification? Do I Need To Do That?

Jan 13, 2022 11:00:00 AM

The simple answer is, only if you are asked to.

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Topics: College Financial Aid, Financial Aid Award Letters, College Planning, Applying for Aid, FAFSA

Winter Break To Do List for High School Seniors

Dec 22, 2021 12:45:00 PM

FINALLY,  winter break is here!  Just a reminder that in between exchanging holiday gifts, trying out a new video game or binge watching the program everyone is talking about, schedule some time during your winter break to get the following important college planning tasks completed.  The new year is coming fast. Before you know it will be time to make your final decision about where to attend college.  

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Topics: High School Seniors

What You Need to Know About your Federal Loan Servicer, Now! and Why!

Nov 18, 2021 11:30:00 AM

Change is on the horizon for many borrowers in repayment on their federal student loans.  Here are some helpful tips to help you prepare for the federal loan servicer changes.

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Topics: Student Loan Repayment, refinancing, News, Money Management, student loans

What’s New with PSLF? Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Oct 28, 2021 10:28:26 AM

Student loan forgiveness has certainly had no shortage of attention in the news given the pandemic and several legislative proposals. But what we know to date is that the Department of Education has issued the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Limited Waiver Opportunity, effective October 6, 2021.

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Topics: Student Loan Repayment, student loans

FAFSA and Financial Aid Myths

Oct 7, 2021 1:28:13 PM

 

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Topics: College Financial Aid, College Planning, Applying for Aid, FAFSA

What do Student Loan Repayment and the Jeopardy Game Have in Common?

Sep 20, 2021 2:11:56 PM

 
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Topics: Financial Education for Students, Student Loan Repayment, refinancing

What to Consider When Considering a Parent Loan to Help Fund Education Expenses

Aug 5, 2021 10:28:56 AM

Parents have choices when it comes to borrowing for college. Outlined below are details for you to consider when researching parent loans, as not all parent loans are created equal. When looking at your parent loan choices, consider the following for your family and financial situation as to which may be the right parent loan for you.
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Topics: Borrowing for College, Parents and College Planning, student loans

6 Ways to Get Your Tuition Bill Paid

Jul 8, 2021 9:20:00 AM

Many students and families cannot write out just one check in order to pay the tuition bill in full for each college semester.  If that’s the case, you may want to try satisfying that bill with smaller amounts from various sources to give you a sustainable and repeatable strategy for each semester going forward to pay for college, while also trying to reduce long term debt.

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RISLA’s 2021/2022 Student Loans Rates Now Available!

Jun 1, 2021 2:31:58 PM

The “new normal”.  Hopefully the new normal includes seeing many more students, safely back on campus, enjoying the higher education journey. With that being said, we are happy to announce that this year, RISLA is offering our lowest student loan rates in our history of offering non-federal, private student loans for students attending school.

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Topics: Borrowing for College, Parents and College Planning, student loans

Why Volunteering Matters

Apr 23, 2021 2:30:00 PM

People choose to volunteer for a multitude of reasons. For some, it gives them a chance to give back to the community or improve the lives of people around them. But others volunteer because they are looking to gain skills and connect with like-minded people. Regardless of the reason, volunteering can do more for you than you may realize.

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Topics: career planning