Category - Financial Aid and Scholarships

University of Rochester

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Five Things To Consider While Applying To Colleges
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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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Simon Scholars 2016
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How to Survive Your First Semester at Rochester, Pt. 1
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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

Five Things To Consider While Applying To Colleges

With the deadlines for college applications approaching, many of you must be wondering, “Which colleges should I apply to?” So, to help guide your thought process, I’m going to count down my personal list of college must-haves, which I considered while applying. 5. Distance from home and/or weather For me, while neither of these factors had[…]

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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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Simon Scholars 2016

Finally the moment you’ve all been waiting for: The 2016 Simon Scholars Case Competition winners! On Sunday, March 20, Carla Mattioli and I welcomed our 4th-annual Simon Scholars competitors to campus. Modeled after the Early Leaders Case Competition held by the Simon Business School, this year’s Simon Scholars competition for high school senior applicants was[…]

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How to Survive Your First Semester at Rochester, Pt. 1

*In the voice of Bear Grylls* From figuring out which roommate gets which bed to figuring out where to study. From scheduling your classes to getting to class most efficiently when you wake up late. From making it safely back home after a long night out to making the closest friends you’ll ever have. I’m going to teach you how[…]

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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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