Financial Aid

Beware Of Student Loan Repayment And Consolidation Scams!

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Jul 27, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Loan consolidation companies exist that prey on student borrowers looking to lower their payments. Don’t pay for services your lender or loan servicer provides for free.

By Amanda Black
Associate Director of Communication and Financial Literacy

What could be worse than paying back a huge federal student loan?

How about getting tricked into paying hundreds or thousands of dollars’ worth of so-called processing fees on top of your debt?

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Topics: Saving Money

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

The First Step In Paying For An Online College Education

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Apr 4, 2013 8:06:00 AM

When it comes to finding ways of paying for an online college education, the first and biggest step you can take is to avoid overspending.

Who knows better than a college student how to scrimp and save?

You're an expert at stretching a dollar at the grocery store. Ramen noodles aside, you can cook up nutritious meals on the cheap. You know where to get the best deals on textbooks. You hoard coupons and frequent buyer cards. And you're constantly on the prowl for untapped resources for scholarships.

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Topics: Saving Money