Category - Financial Aid and Scholarships

University of Rochester

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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?
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Following Up on Your New Year’s Resolutions
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Rochester Makes College Affordable for Veterans and Military Families
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A Cornucopia of Resources
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Exploring the World of Outside Scholarships
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Don’t Be Haunted by Private Loans
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Super Student Employment

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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Following Up on Your New Year’s Resolutions

You did it! You’ve survived one month of 2015. GREAT JOB! But how are you doing on those New Year’s resolutions? You probably set some lofty goals for 2015…are you keeping up? Tons of people will set goals about their money at the start of every year and struggle to keep them. It’s hard to[…]

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Rochester Makes College Affordable for Veterans and Military Families

During a recent conversation with my financial aid advisor, I was reminded was once again of how lucky I am to be at a school that is so accommodating to students with military benefits. I am currently in the unbelievably exciting process of planning a semester abroad, and after going to an info session, meeting with[…]

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A Cornucopia of Resources

Did you know you have an absolute cornucopia of resources at your fingertips when it comes to all things financial literacy at Rochester? Since it’s the season to be thankful, I figured I would compile a list for you of all the wonderful financial literacy tools you have access to as a UR student. It’s[…]

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Exploring the World of Outside Scholarships

Outside scholarships are a wonderful thing. What exactly is an outside scholarship? First of all, it's free money. It's free money that comes from an organization outside of your school. There are thousands of outside scholarships out there just waiting for the right student to win their metaphorical hearts! (Source: whitepicketcollege.com) Once you start thinking[…]

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Don’t Be Haunted by Private Loans

I’m sure you’ve heard horror stories about private student loans: overwhelming interest rates, crummy customer service, bait and switch marketing techniques, and beyond. It can be scary out there! That’s why we offer alternative loan counseling to first-time borrowers of private loans. And don’t worry—Wallis Wallet has some helpful advice! How to Avoid a Haunting[…]

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Super Student Employment

Did you receive a Federal Work Study award in your financial aid package? Are you looking for a job on campus? Got questions? We can help! Allow us to answer your top five questions about student employment at the University of Rochester: (Source: warnerpacific.edu) Why should I get a job while I’m in college? Studies[…]

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