Going to School
How do you apply for schools? What are the types of financial aid? How do you repay your student loans? These are one of many questions that come to mind when you are considering going to college. Educate yourself on the process.
Money for School
Federal Student Aid walks you through the process of planning early for college, filling out FASFA forms, reviewing your aid offers, getting your aid funds and then repaying after you have graduated.
Red Kite was created by people who know how frustrating and time-consuming it can be to find smart ways to pay for college. Determined to make things easier, they have used their experience to simplify and improve the process, giving you one site where you can go for everything you need.
Have high interest rate student loans? Splash Financial's mission is “to help people save money on their student loans”. They partnered with banks, credit unions, and other lenders to bring you market-leading rates. In fact, many of the rates you`ll find on Splash are not available anywhere else.
Choose the student loan that`s right for you. Sallie Mae offers competitive and reduced rates when you sign up for automatic monthly payments. Whether you`re an undergraduate, graduate, or parent- they have options to meet your specific needs. Apply for a smart option student loan.
GreenPath is a nonprofit credit counseling agency whose mission is to “empower people to lead financially healthy lives”. They offer several services such as debt counseling, debt management, bankruptcy support, student loan counseling, just to name a few.
Money Smart Week
Money Smart Week is a coordinated effort to promote free financial literacy through the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago & the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The national initiative is an annual event held during Financial Literacy Month (April) with online resources available all year for every age group. The DeKalb Public Library has a Money Smart Initiative DeKalb County page that lists more content and local events.