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June Newsletter: Tuition Costs and Money Management

26 June 2012 2,660 views No Comment

The hottest months of the year have arrived, and we welcome you to the June edition of the Financial Aid Newsletter. As you vacation with the family to amusement parks, national parks, beaches, peaks and valleys, start climbing to the height of your college education before the next semester begins.

Highlights from this month’s newsletter include:

Enjoy! And don’t forget the sunscreen!

Little known facts about college and insurance

When you’re thinking about college and how to pay for it, you’re probably not thinking about insurance. Do you know rates are often based upon the zip code of the university – which might mean higher premiums? Students’ laptops, MP3 players, and other gadgets might not be covered under your homeowners or renters policy. Let us help! Click here or call 1-855-575-2633 for a no-obligation review from our collegiate insurance experts.

Do you know when your tuition bills are due?

It’s officially summer, and you know what that means? That’s right, tuition bills are coming. Before you sleep and tan the summer away, make sure you have next semester’s tuition covered. A private student loan can help fill the gap when federal aid isn’t enough. Find a variety of loan options at PrivateStudentLoans.com and choose the loan that’s right for you. Find your student loan options today.

You’ve got seven more chances to become a scholarship winner on July 2nd!

What a fantastic month it has been so far at ScholarshipPoints! On June 1st we gave away $11,000 in scholarships and on June 15th we awarded ONE member a $10,000 scholarship for a total of $21,000 in scholarships given away in one month! Now, we’re getting ready to do it again, on July 2nd we’ll give away $7,000 in scholarships to seven different ScholarshipPoints members. So what does that mean for you? It means you’ve got 7 more chances to become a winner at ScholarshipPoints.com. Remember the more points you earn-the more points you have to spend-the better your chances are at winning a scholarship! So come on over and earn more chances to be a ScholarshipPoints’ scholarship winner!

Know your Stafford loans

Stafford loans have gotten a lot of attention in the past couple of months because of their impending interest rate increase. It’s down to the wire as we approach the July 1 deadline for Congress to lower rates. Without last-minute action from the government, Stafford Loan interest rates will double to 6.8% for loans disbursed July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. If you haven’t applied for your Stafford loan yet, don’t forget to file your FAFSA ! If you’ve already filed and need to edit information for any reason, make sure to file a FAFSA correction.

Summer scholarships

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Money management tips


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