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Five Things To Keep In Mind If You Are Not Bringing Your Car With You To College

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Even if you are allowed to take your car to college, you may want to consider leaving it at home. Not having your car is somewhat inconvenient but has a lot of benefits, too. Check out the list below for five things to keep in mind if you’re going car-less at college.

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Student Aid Tip

for the week of: Sept 25

WHEN YOU NEED EXTRA MONEY FOR COLLEGE

The Smart Option Loan ® can make up the difference between total cost of school and any financial aid that the student may receive.

Use the extra funds to pay for tuition, books, housing, computer and other education expenses.

Students will make a small, monthly payment of $25 to help save on capitalized interest.

Weekly Tip:

Cash on Hand: Easy Ways to Get Extra Money in Your Wallet

from our Student TIPS

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If your personal expenses are bigger than your paycheck, you have two choices to balance things out. You can either cut some of your spending or find a way to make more money for all your needs. It can be difficult to cut back, especially if you already feel strapped in by a budget. If you simply need a bit of extra cash every month, here are some easy ways you can get some money in your wallet.

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On A Budget: Six Tips For A Realistic Shopping List For College Students

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College students are always trying to find ways to save money. However, living on a budget doesn’t mean going without. There are many strategies you can use to obtain what you need and save money at the same time. Below are six tips for a realistic shopping list that can help you save.

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College Ready: What Your Teen Should Know Before Leaving the Nest

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Leaving the nest and starting college can be hard on both parents and teens. Being prepared will make the adjusting period easier for everyone. Check out the list below for some tips teens can use before heading off to college this fall.

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Tips For Enjoying The College Experience While Avoiding Dangerous Situations

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College can be a new and exciting time. Many people experiment and explore in college, but sometimes it’s hard to know when to draw the line. Here are some tips on how to find a balance between enjoying the college experience and avoiding dangerous situations.

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First Time Finances: The Difference between Good and Bad Debt

from our Student TIPS

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As you start life in the real world, your financial needs begin to change. The simple savings account that served you throughout high school will no longer meet your needs. Apartments will want to check your credit history, and you may need to finance a reliable car for getting around town. There are plenty of ways to boost your credit score, but it’s important to learn which ones will serve you, and which you should avoid.

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Line of Defense: How to Combat Your College Debt

from our Student TIPS

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So you’ve graduated from college and landed yourself that dream job you’ve been working towards all these years. Unfortunately, those big paychecks might not go as far when you have a crushing student loan hanging over you. The most important thing you can do to combat this situation is to make a plan for how to deal with your student debt.

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achieving success...

Achieving success in college requires 3 key ingredients

  • 1: planning
    use planning for success to develop a plan using heirarchical blocks to achieve anything you would like to be


  • 2: discipline
    planning means nothing if you don't have the discipline to achieve the plan. You need a foundation of physical, educational, social and spiritural disciplines in order to achieve success


  • 3: execution
    to maximize your efforts and energy, you need to execute your plan using time management in order to achieve what needs to be done and more importantly, recognize your accomplishments to build the motivation to continue your plan for success.

    download FREE these 3-ingredient modules and forms

GETTING READy. . .

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Do you need money for college or other higher education (i.e., private student loans and other student loans)? Simply consult our student financial aid charts to find financial aid information for undergraduates, graduate students, parents of students and continuing education students.

Our financial aid charts summarize the financial aid options that include scholarships, grants, work-study programs, student loans, PLUS loans, summary information about private student loans, home equity loans for education (introducing the "bank equity program" for financing college) and other student aid options.

We also have a number of student loan tools and tips to help manage your financing. Start with our financial aid reviews for starting a college budget, reducing college costs, understanding the financial aid process, calculating borrowing costs, downloading our tools, reviewing the financial aid process, viewing student income ideas and much more. Our aid tips include a set of questions that address financial aid issues.

And when you are ready to apply for student loans and other financial aid, make a simple click to get matched with the right financing source for your needs.

We've posted a number of financial aid articles that delve deep into financial aid planning. Be sure to visit our student library for smart financial aid decisions...