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Center For Online Learning Offers New Scholarships For Working Adults

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Jun 22, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Two new scholarships designed for adults working in public safety professions and as health care practitioners who want to earn a college degree online are now available.

In honor of working adults who serve their communities while achieving their educational goals, Saint Leo University’s Center for Online Learning has established two new scholarships: the Public Safety Scholarship and the Caring Professions Scholarship.

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Topics: Paying for College

Save Student Financial Aid

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on May 26, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Saint Leo’s financial literacy expert explains what’s happening with the federal budget and why college students need to be concerned.

By Amanda Black,
Associate Director of Communication and Financial Literacy

Could you use another grant or scholarship?

How about an affordable federal loan to help cover educational expenses?

Even though most college students would answer these questions with a loud yes, Congress is actually trying to reduce financial aid – not increase it.

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Topics: Paying for College

Get Financially Fit: 10 Tips for Students

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Apr 13, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Money begets money, or so the old saying goes. So how can you make, save, and manage your money so that you have more?

By Amanda Black,
Associate Director of Communication and Financial Literacy

Bet you didn’t know that April is National Financial Literacy Month?

While everyone knows that April 15 is the filing deadline for U.S. federal income tax returns, (Two days from now, in case you forgot!) the fact that an entire month is dedicated to improving understanding of financial principles and practices is as obscure an observance as International Guitar Month (also April).

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Topics: Paying for College

How To Afford College As An Adult

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Mar 9, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Adults with families and financial responsibilities don’t have to defer the dream of earning a college degree. Here are some tips that may help.

By Amanda Black
Associate Director of Communication and Financial Literacy

Are you an adult thinking of attending college but concerned about the cost?

If your answer is “yes,” then you are not alone.

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Topics: Paying for College

Stay Out Of Debt This Holiday Shopping Season

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Dec 2, 2014 7:27:00 AM

Saint Leo finance professor offers practical advice to help you avoid additional debt from holiday spending.

If you’re a student in an online degree program with a tuition bill to pay every term, you keep a close eye on your cash flow. So you do many of the common sense things to save money on gifts and other holiday-related expenses such as:

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Topics: Paying for College, Saving Money

Holiday Shopping Tip For Students: Mind Your Credit Score!

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Nov 21, 2013 8:21:00 AM

Beware of the lasting impact overspending this holiday season could have on your credit score, if you’re not careful.

You knew it as soon as you saw your first red Starbucks coffee cup – the holiday shopping season had arrived, well in advance of Thanksgiving Day discounts and Black Friday doorbusters.

And since there’s nothing like a peppermint mocha or a gingerbread latte to put you in a festive mood, it’s easy to get caught up in holiday-shopping hoopla.

In fact, an annual survey conducted by global management company Accenture indicates that consumers expect to spend more on gift buying this year.

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Topics: Paying for College

Don't Go Broke Paying For College

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Oct 18, 2013 8:55:00 AM

Saint Leo offers a free web tool to help empower students to make informed financial decisions about paying for college: AccessReady.

While it’s true that more people are attending college than ever before (13.8 million 20 years ago compared to 21 million last year), it’s no surprise that more people are also taking out loans to pay for school.

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Topics: Paying for College

Things You Must Know To Plan Your Financial Future

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on May 28, 2013 8:20:00 AM

Targeted at college seniors and recent grads, webcast provides a wealth of information on planning your financial future, including how to successfully manage student loans.

How do you save for the future and manage debt from the past, while living in the present?

No, it’s not a trick question. And the answer does not involve a genie in a bottle, a rich uncle, or a winning Power Ball ticket.

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Topics: Paying for College

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