Getting Set for Summer School

As temperatures rise and the dreams of summer become reality, the unanimous sighs of relief echo from students everywhere as spring semester finally comes to an end. During this time, the last thing many students want to embrace is the added work of a summer course. However, summer classes can be a refreshing change from the traditional scheduling structure of a full-time course load.

Summer classes don’t have to be a hassle — they can be a great way to stay on track, get ahead or experience something new. So, how can you make the most out of your summer courses without feeling like you’re losing the freedom of summer?

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Smart Spending in School

smart_spendingOkay, freshmen: Getting away from your parents can be a liberating experience. It’s an opportunity to prove you’re an adult and can do it on your own. However, this newfound freedom comes with a down side: its expensive being an adult. As you’ll probably soon find out, things cost more than you think they do, something your parents probably tried explaining for the last 18 years. To get you set for your first year of college here are some freshmen financial tips to help ensure you don’t end up breaking to bank to pay for your new-found independence.

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Private vs. Federal Loans: Which is Better?

loansCollege can be a pricey endeavor. For students without scholarships or who don’t have generous parents to fall back on, there are few options left to pay for their education. Working during school is an one option, however many degree paths don’t allow for the time commitment to hold down a job. This leaves student loans as the only viable alternative to pay for school for many students. Continue reading “Private vs. Federal Loans: Which is Better?”