Reasons to Appeal Your Financial Aid Award

Apr 18, 2016 9:00:00 PM

Years of studying in high school, hours prepping for standardized tests and perhaps even a little cajoling to get an all-star letter of recommendation have finally paid off.

Your child has gotten a plump letter from her first-choice school and she's ready to make the trek. There's only one snag - the college financial aid package that that school's offering you is less generous than you were hoping for.

Can you still afford to send your child to that school? Should you wave off your child's plans to pack up all of her stuff and head to the dorms? Do you have to accept every financial aid reward letter as is?

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Topics: Financial Aid Award Letters

The Ins and Outs of Building Up Credit in College

Apr 18, 2016 2:47:20 PM

Discovering your passions, building your academic resume, growing a personal network, and developing workplace skills though internships are just a few of the ways that your college years can open up avenues later on in life. Going to college isn't just about academic learning. It's also about gaining the insight and skills you need to become an independent adult. Using your time in college to build good life skills - in addition to soaking up all the knowledge you can to propel you in the workplace is wise - and necessary - to start you off on the road to financial independence after you graduate.

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Topics: Financial Education for Students