Repaying student loans

Tips from a pro Is repaying student loans on your horizon? You’re not alone.  According to ticas.org, a graduate of an Indiana four-year college faces repaying an average student loan debt of more than $29,000. It’s important not to get misled in your quest to become debt-free. Indiana attorney Michael Lux, founder of The Student… Continue reading Repaying student loans

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Plan for Repayment

If you’ve borrowed money for college, it’s important to repay responsibly. Learn More Indiana offers these tips to make sure you are repaying your loans efficiently: • Start early. If you’re able to pay off interest while you’re still in college, you’ll save money over the long run. Remember, your loan repayments will consist of… Continue reading Plan for Repayment

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EARN Indiana Expands More Paid Internships

The state’s work-study program for college students is expanding. EARN (Employer Aid Readiness Network) is the state’s work-study program. Students with financial need have access to resume-building, experiential, paid internships while employers receive state matching funds. To be eligible for an EARN Indiana internship, students must also: • be an Indiana resident; • be enrolled… Continue reading EARN Indiana Expands More Paid Internships

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Meet Carrie Wilson

Carrie Wilson Ball State Alum, community ambassador, project coordinator Hometown: Greenfield First Job: Wilson works with healthcare clients as a project coordinator for Recourse Resource Consulting in Fishers, Indiana, and as a community ambassador for Leap for Women, an online community for entrepreneurs. How She Got There: Wilson graduated from Ball State in 2015. “I… Continue reading Meet Carrie Wilson

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Spending and Saving

Choosing to go to college already has you on the right financial path, since a college degree is likely to increase your lifetime earnings. The cost of going to college is high and you might not be employed full time yet in your career of choice. Is there anything you can do now to improve… Continue reading Spending and Saving

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Buying Books And Saving Money

– Jacob Elmore,  intern at the Indianapolis Business Journal Throughout my time in college, I’ve heard all kinds of ridiculous amounts of money that people have spent on books. Usually the range is anywhere from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars. Although I have a major that isn’t textbook heavy, I still had to… Continue reading Buying Books And Saving Money

Multiple household doesn’t mean multiple financial headaches

– Paige Clark,  intern at the Indianapolis Business Journal Figuring out financial aid can be confusing. Figuring out financial aid with two divorced people can be more confusing than imaginary numbers in trigonometry. Although almost everyone does, or should, apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, it’s still very confusing and no one seems… Continue reading Multiple household doesn’t mean multiple financial headaches

Work, Learn & Earn

EARN Indiana, launched in 2013, revolutionized Indiana’s work-study program. Students with financial need have access to resume-building, paid internships, while employers receive state matching funds in exchange for hiring students. EARN Indiana partners with Indiana INTERNnet to better match students and employers to maximize each student’s academic success and career achievement – and to assist… Continue reading Work, Learn & Earn

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Make Smarter Decisions

Even small financial aid decisions can have big consequences. That’s the message behind advice offered by ISM College Planning at IsmCollegePlanning.org. Find college planning and financial aid tools for parents and students, plus The Student Loan Game Plan, an interactive tool to help you analyze available options that fit your unique situation.

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Stretch Your Student Dollars

“Live like a student now so you won’t have to later.” That’s a mantra that Morgan McMillan, assistant director of financial literacy at Indiana University, can get behind. The point: You are supposed to be sort of poor at this time in your life, since you don’t have a full-time job or a college degree… Continue reading Stretch Your Student Dollars

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Resources for Smarter Money Management

IU’s MoneySmarts recommends these online resources for better student financial planning: General Financial Literacy Resources Nerd Wallet Cost of Living Calculator, nerdwallet.com. Want to see how much more/less it will cost to live in a city when you graduate? Check out this calculator. LearnVest Knowledge Center, learnvest.com. This site helps you to take control of… Continue reading Resources for Smarter Money Management

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Smart Borrowing Tip

“While a student may be able to borrow to help pay for the cost of textbooks and other miscellaneous expenses, we encourage students to keep the amount of loans they borrow to a minimum by paying for books and other expenses with savings. If they do need to borrow, we recommend they don’t borrow any… Continue reading Smart Borrowing Tip

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