Author - Patrick Hennessey

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A Thrifty, Meliora Thanksgiving
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Spring Study Abroad
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Avoiding Scary Student Loan Scams
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How to FAOnline
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5 Fantastic Tips for Saving Money as a Rochester Student
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Navigating Student Employment
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Inexpensive, Easy Ways to Make Your Dorm Room Awesome
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Planning for Postgrad
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Spring Cleaning
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Can I Afford It?

A Thrifty, Meliora Thanksgiving

Are you throwing your own Thanksgiving this year? Maybe you’re staying in Rochester for the break or perhaps you’re hosting a Friendsgiving. Whatever your plans are, we have tips for putting together a thrifty Thanksgiving that will be both delicious and budget-friendly! 1. Ask your guests to bring drinks. Since you’re hosting, you’re well within your[…]

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Spring Study Abroad

Study abroad is one of the best and most rewarding experiences you can undertake in college. But for a lot of students, the financial aspect of a semester abroad can be daunting, and may be one of the biggest factors in deciding whether to go abroad. So how do you afford your time abroad?  […]

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Avoiding Scary Student Loan Scams

Some people think that student loans are scary. But let’s be real: if you are borrowing responsibly and staying aware of how much you’ve taken out, there’s no need to be scared. But there’s something else that’s even scarier, and that’s student loan scams. We’re going to teach you how to avoid those like the[…]

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How to FAOnline

Financial aid can be confusing, and we get it—sometimes you just get overwhelmed. But the Financial Aid Office has a lot of resources to help students with their financial aid, and none is better than FAOnline! This post is intended to help when you “can’t even” with FAOnline. With a variety of tabs that cover all[…]

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5 Fantastic Tips for Saving Money as a Rochester Student

Happy fall, everyone! We’re so delighted to have students back on campus. We hope your fall semester is off to a great start. We want to help you start your semester off right, so here are some of our best tips for saving money as a Rochester student. Have you heard of the RED program? With[…]

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Navigating Student Employment

  Welcome back to campus, everyone! With the start of the school year, the nice paychecks from your awesome summer job aren’t coming in anymore. What now, you ask? Look no further! The University’s student employment opportunities are here to help. Whether serving a double latte at Starbucks, setting up sound equipment for a show[…]

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Inexpensive, Easy Ways to Make Your Dorm Room Awesome

By Gala Tubera Gala is a recent grad of the University of Rochester. She worked in the Financial Aid Office for four years as a student and, as such, she knows the ins and outs of living on and off campus. While dorm life was a lot of fun, she currently enjoys spending her evenings[…]

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Planning for Postgrad

You graduated college—CONGRATULATIONS! That’s wonderful news, and now you’re off to the real world. What kinds of tips and tricks can we give you to prepare you for postgrad life? Well buckle up, because there’s a lot to learn if you want to be financially fit. 1. Loan repayments don’t start the day after you[…]

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Spring Cleaning

It’s spring! After this brutal winter, we were all starting to think that spring would never come. But it’s finally here, and you know what spring means? Spring cleaning! (Source: wallorg.com) Here are our top three tips for some financial spring cleaning: 1. De-clutter your home. Have you cleaned out your dorm room or apartment lately? If and when you[…]

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Can I Afford It?

“Can I afford it?” We hear these four little words a lot this time of year. For many people, this question weighs heavily on their minds as May 1 looms in the not-too-distant future. What other kinds of questions do you need to think about as you try to sort out whether you can afford your college[…]

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