Becky McCray from Small Biz Survival recently interviewed Chris Penn of the Financial Aid Podcast. This audio interview is available to listen to online or download as an MP3. He offered lots of great advice for college students and parents: Tips for students from rural, or small towns Importance of the FAFSA Availability of student loans for community colleges Cautions about private student loan Pitfalls students should watch out for Special information parents who are small business owners Listen to this audio podcast for free.
Saving money is always a priority for college students. One of the best ways to do that is by using the best transportation options available. To help get you thinking about how to save on transportation before the fall semester begins, here is a short list of the most common options students can use, along with some perspectives you may not have considered yet. Parking Passes: Buying a parking pass can be a great idea for students who commute. Look carefully first though at what you are getting for your money. You may be able to save by purchasing a “lower grade” pass that restricts you to lots further from campus, or by finding an off-campus parking space. Living On or Near Campus: This is one of the most common ways that students try to save money on transportation. If you are not able to find housing on campus, or within walking distance as you would like, consider finding a place withing biking distance, or somewhere near a mass-transit system you can use. Busing and Mass-Transit: Many universities have their own mass transit systems you can use. Also, you may be able to use city transit at a discount, or [...]
If you are a high school or college student, you may be feeling the pressure right now to spend your summer break working. It’s a great idea if you know it will pay off for you. If your priority is paying for college is though, you may find better ways to spend your time than filling out applications for part time jobs. An article in today’s on-line Chicago Tribune highlights some of the great ways you can expand your scholarship search. It also provides a great example of why time spent applying for scholarships is always a great investment, no matter what the job market may be like.