A Few Things to Help You Survive College

2018-02-22T09:49:14+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Melanie|

These are things I wish someone would’ve told me BEFORE I started college. I ended up learning about them either the hard way or later in college. Hopefully, these will help you have a better college experience from the start. Get involved in campus groups and activities. This can be a great addition to your resume, and [...]

Make Smart Use of Your Financial Aid Refund

2018-02-22T14:37:34+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Categories: Melanie|

Welcome to “Coaching Corner,” a blog we hope will help you make smart decisions with your money and get through school without breaking the bank. Each semester millions of college students ask an important question – “What should I do with my financial aid refund?” That’s the money left over from your financial aid [...]

Tips for Completing the FAFSA, part 1

2017-12-15T14:50:15+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Categories: Melanie|

Getting good grades isn’t the only challenge on the road to graduation. Many of the students I talk to worry about how to pay for school. For a lot of them, their biggest support comes from federal financial aid (grants, loans, work-study). That means you need to fill out the FAFSA, the Free Application [...]

Managing Your Money: Needs vs Wants

2017-12-15T14:50:40+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: Melanie|

We recently talked about how to make your financial aid refund last through the entire semester. Whether you get money from financial aid, your parents, or working, you need to manage it wisely. Setting up a spending plan helps you do that. Making Decisions Part of putting together a simple budget (spending plan) is identifying [...]