Author - Patrick Hennessey

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Can I Afford It?
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Early FAFSA: What It Means For You and Your Aid
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Responsible Refunds
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Post-Grad Loan Life
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Top 10 Ways to Live with Financial Flair, Like Eunice Johnson    
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How to IDOC
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Fall in Love with Your Finances
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How to Become a Superstar Saver in 2016
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2015 in Review
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Forecasting the Future in Financial Aid

Can I Afford It?

Congratulations on being admitted to the University of Rochester’s Class of 2021! We know that finances are a big part of the college decision-making process for college. For many of you, the question “Can I afford it?” will be weighing heavily on your mind as the May 1 decision deadline approaches. So, what are some of[…]

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Early FAFSA: What It Means For You and Your Aid

Happy spring, Rochester! We definitely aren’t experiencing Winter Storm Stella right now. Not at all. As some of you have heard (and seen on our pamphlets around campus), the deadline for applying for financial aid for the 2017–18 academic year is earlier than in previous years. All documents are due on March 15 this year.[…]

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Responsible Refunds

Welcome back! We’re so excited to have all the students back on campus for the start of another fall semester. With the beginning of fall comes crunchy leaves, cooler temperatures, pumpkin spice lattes, and . . . refund checks?! Let me walk you through that last one. What is a refund? If your total financial[…]

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Post-Grad Loan Life

Happy summer, Class of 2016! Now that you’re moving on to the post-college world, it’s time to start thinking about loan repayment. It’s great to enjoy your grace period while you can, but you’ll definitely want to start making plans for once loan repayment kicks in. I’m here to offer some information and tools to[…]

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Top 10 Ways to Live with Financial Flair, Like Eunice Johnson    

We recently hosted an event over at the Memorial Art Gallery in conjunction with their fantastic Inspiring Beauty exhibit on the Ebony Fashion Fair. As we did our research for this event, we learned that Eunice Johnson, the Fashion Fair’s founder, had some serious financial flair and entrepreneurial skills. If you couldn’t make it to the[…]

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How to IDOC

A lot of you in the Class of 2020 have recently been notified of the Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC) requirement for your financial aid, and we’ve heard a lot of great questions from you all. I’ve put together a couple of the most popular questions (and solutions). Share this with your family and you’ll be equipped[…]

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Fall in Love with Your Finances

Valentine’s Day is here, so there’s no better time to fall in love with your finances! Sometimes we open our banking app or our credit card statement and we absolutely hate it. But who wants to spend all their time hating their financial situation? That’s not positive or healthy! Follow these three steps to fall in[…]

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How to Become a Superstar Saver in 2016

How are you going to make 2016 meaningful and awesome—the best year yet? Perhaps you set a goal for yourself to get better at saving. I don’t just mean saving money by making more frugal choices. I’m referring to saving money for the future—for emergencies, for school-related costs, even for retirement, if you’re blazing the trail[…]

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2015 in Review

Wow—2015 has been a big year for financial literacy at Rochester! Thank you all for being a part of it, whether you’ve read our blog, attended an event, or followed our money-saving tips on Twitter. Let’s stroll down memory lane to remember all the cool stuff that went down in 2015. We hosted three financial literacy[…]

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Forecasting the Future in Financial Aid

When it comes to need-based financial aid, things can change. Every year when you apply for financial aid, your financial need is reevaluated, and there can be changes to how much aid you’re eligible for, and what type of aid you qualify for. While the deadline for applying for next year is still a ways[…]

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