Financial Aid

Paying For College: A Scholarship Guide For Adult Learners

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Aug 21, 2014 8:33:00 AM

Looking for resources to pay for college? Saint Leo’s e-book, “Adult Learner’s Guide to Finding Scholarships and Grants” can help you get started.

You may have reasons why you want to earn a college degree that have nothing to do with your pay stub or the title on your next business card – reasons you can’t put a dollar figure on.

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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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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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