Archive June 2012 in our Blog
Whoa, can't believe it's summer already...Well, OK, maybe the 90-degree weather was a little bit of a hint. In any case, this time of the year has many students singing along with Alice Cooper the words to his infamous "School's Out." Now you'll have that song stuck in your head (It's OK, it could be worse...like Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend."). You're welcome. Remember, though, that just because students are on a break doesn't mean that all the serious stuff is done...yet. There is still one major deadline drawing near: the deadline for the FAFSA. That's right, this important financial aid deadline… Read more here!
When you think of financial aid, usually such things as your college financial aid office, the FAFSA and a university-based financial aid account come to mind. However, did you know that over half of community and state colleges disburse financial aid money (loans, grants, etc.) in a different way? It’s true; these schools join forces with outside institutions to provide financial aid debit cards to college students. Sounds pretty handy, right? Wrong. According to new research, this method of providing aid is actually more troublesome and prone to increasing student debt. While it’s convenient to have your financial aid funds… Read more here!