Today, September 22nd, is the first official day of fall and October is quickly approaching. Fall brings beautiful colored leaves, hoodies, and pumpkin spice everything...and this year fall also brings a new filing date for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)! The opening date to begin filling out the FAFSA has changed this year to October 1st. The new priority … [Read more...] about FAFSA Facts
Fall is upon us which means… Hoodies, bonfires, and football! What you may not realize regarding the upcoming financial aid dates, deadlines, and opportunities that take place this fall. Here’s what to watch for: Payments: September 25th and October 25th are all the dates for this semester’s payments. FAFSA: October brings Halloween masks, … [Read more...] about Fall, Football, and Financial Aid
Weren't able to make it out to any events during Financial Literacy Week? You missed out on some great information, not to mention free food. Here's what you missed. Monday "What's the Catch with Credit Cards?" Amy Steele, Branch Manager at the Commerce Bank in the Plaster Student Union, gave a presentation on the pros and cons of having a credit card. She … [Read more...] about Financial Literacy Week Recap
Budgeting. Something that everybody "means" to do, but most it seems never actually get around to it. Budgets are not only a way to get out of debt, but also a way to stay out of debt. Budget is a pretty common word that gets thrown around a lot, but what exactly does it mean? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word budget is defined as: An amount of money … [Read more...] about How to Make a Budget… and Stick to It!
Yesterday was Groundhog Day, meaning the beloved groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicted whether there would be an early spring, or six more treacherous wintery weeks. Usually Phil isn't quite ready to come out of his hibernation and calls for more winter. But this year a miracle happened. Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, which means we have an early spring! Although … [Read more...] about Spring Time in Springfield