1. Explore the lender’s borrower benefits: Does the lender offer you various benefits? These benefits may include a low origination fee (a lender can charge up to 1%), a low default fee (a guarantor can charge up to 1%), and reduced interest rate for ontime repayment or auto debit payments. Is it possible to lose […]
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Being a student and living on a student budget does not mean that you should hide from Cupid and lock yourself in your room this Valentine’s Day. Instead Valentine’s Day this year can be about creativity, adventure, and romance. We have suggestions for some inexpensive ways to express yourself without emtying your piggy bank. And […]
Scholarships Only scholarship amounts used to pay for only tuition and required fees are non-taxable. However, scholarship amounts used for room and board, travel, research, and equipment are taxable. In other words, if you received scholarships and/or grants in excess … Continue reading →
Do you owe Uncle Sam this year?
You may find that you are not “required” to file. Determine if you are required to submit a tax return now!
Does the IRS Owe You?
Then by all means…FILE! That’s the only way to get your money back. And we highly doubt any of you would want to miss out […]
Financial Aid to the Rescue! The holidays should be about surrounding yourself with friends, family, and good times. Make this year memorable not because of the expensive gifts you gave, but because of the special times you shared with your loved ones! Here are a few shopping tips and gift ideas that won’t break […]
If you’re unable to convince your family to give up their tradition of cooking Thanksgiving dinner at their home each year, invite some of your friends over. Not all of your classmates are going out of town for the holidays. Find out who’s in town and host Thanksgiving dinner ‘potluck’ style. This will reduce your […]
If at all possible, try to avoid peak traveling days. Not only are airports a crowded disaster on these days, but these peak travel days can cost a bundle. Typically, the two best days to travel by air during the Thanksgiving holiday are on Thanksgiving and the Friday following. If you choose […]