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College Students and Grads to Benefit from Student Choice iGrad Partnership

Credit Union Student Choice, the foremost provider of higher education financing solutions to America’s credit unions, has announced a new partnership with iGrad, an award-winning source of financial literacy tools and resources. Together, the organizations will work to empower students and their families to make effective personal finance, student loan and career decisions.


NPR - The Most and Least Lucrative College Majors - In 2 Graphs

NPR's Planet Money outlines some of the most (and least) lucrative fields of study for college students. Engineers top the list while many liberal arts majors fall short. Read more about the in the NPR article by clicking below.


Working During College - Some Part-time Jobs are Better than Others

Starting college soon and looking for a part-time job? Lots of students are in the same spot you are and there are a few things to think about on your quest. Not all jobs are created equal and your prerequisites will change over time...


Are Federal Student Loans Still the Best Choice?

In light of recent legislation discussions, rate changes and headlines flooding the media, I get this question a lot. Federal student loans have long been considered the “gold standard” for education financing, but is that distinction deserved today? The short answer is yes, but why? We'll examine why federal loans inherited their “King of the Hill” status on the Student Choice Blog.


5 Money Lessons Every New Graduate Needs to Know

The Huffington Post writer Adam Levin gives new graduates 5 tips on how to handle their finances after college.


Four Degrees that Guarantee a Job Offer - US News and World Report

If you're graduating this year, you may be biting your nails about what will happen in terms of finding a job. Everywhere you turn, people are saying they're just not hiring. What's a new grad to do? Fortunately, the economy is getting better, and we're seeing movement in the job market, specifically in a few industries. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers' Job Outlook 2013 study, employers plan to hire about 13 percent more new grads than they did last year...


Obama Administration Releases “College Scorecard”

During President Obama’s State of the Union address, the President made several notable comments about higher education, stressing the importance of “affordability” and “value” when it comes to choosing a college. In order to help students and parents compare schools and “get the most bang for your educational buck”, the President also announced that his Administration would release a new “College Scorecard”. Continue reading for more...


Are You Taking on Too Much Student Debt?

You should always exhaust lower-cost sources of funding such as scholarships, grants and federal Stafford loans before getting a private student loan. This new illustration helps you break down process and figure out the right amount of student loans to help you get through college with the least amount of debt possible!


New Tools for Comparing Colleges and Financing Options

The Department of Education has release two new online resources for understanding your financial aid and comparing your options. The College Affordability and Transparency Center allows you to compare colleges and costs, while the Financial Awareness Counseling Tool helps you understand financial aid and student loans. The US News and World Report has also compiled a robust list of Net Price Calculators from colleges around the country. Check out this article for links and more info...

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