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How Does the Work Study Program Work?

A work-study program offers students part-time employment in exchange for financial aid. Different programs have different rules, but the bottom line is that it helps students defray the cost of college by giving them work. Read More


Deciphering Award Letters - Recording Now Available!

If you missed our recent webinar about financial aid award letters, don't worry! It's now available to view on demand. Read an overview here and then access the recording. Read More


April is Financial Literacy Month!

With many Americans living paycheck to paycheck, April has been declared National Financial Literacy Month. This month is dedicated to educating consumers about the steps they can take to better understand their finances, while making strides to become more financially secure. Read More


Last Minute Spring Break on a Budget

If you didn't plan or save for a huge college spring break trip, fear not – there are plenty of options still available! You likely won't be heading out on a week-long trip to a tropical destination on such short notice, but you can still arrange some fun – and cheap – outings. Here are some tips for making the most of your spring break. Read More


When Will My College Degree Pay Off?

You planned for college. You and your family saved for college. Maybe now you're close to graduating from college. So what is that college degree really worth, and when will you truly start to see the benefits of your education? Read More


Free College Planning Webinar – Deciphering Award Letters

Student Choice is committed to providing tools that help families better understand the financial aid process. As part of that commitment, we offer a quarterly webinar series, led by our College Access Counselor. Check out and register for our next topic "Deciphering Award Letters". Read More


How to Find Scholarship Money to Help Pay for College

The best way to pay for college is with FREE money (money you don't have to pay back once you graduate). This comes in the form of scholarships and grants. There are many sources of scholarship money, and amounts can range from a few hundred dollars to the majority of your tuition. This post walks you through what you need to know about finding scholarships to pay for college. Read More


Do you have a story to tell?

Members 1st Federal Credit Union and Credit Union Student Choice want to hear from you and your experience with your private student education financing. Read More


What Rising Interest Rates Mean for You

In December 2016, the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate, and there is reason to believe the rate will increase again in the near future. So how does this affect you? Read More


A New Year and a New Look at Financial Wellness

New Year’s resolutions – many of us make them, a few will keep them, but many will fall to the wayside sooner than we’d like. If you’ve made a resolution to get your finances on track, we have some tips to help. And if you haven’t – why not add financial wellness to your list of goals for 2017? Read More

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