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Posted by Sydney on Mar 4, 2020 3:19:36 PM

In 2019, student loan debt reached an all-time high at $1.41 trillion – a 6% increase from 2018. With the increasing costs of college, this number is only expected to increase in 2020. How do we fight the odds?

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Scholarship Do's and Don'ts

Posted by Sydney on Mar 4, 2020 3:14:31 PM

Crush your applications with our quick, easy tips.

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Top FAQ’s about the FAFSA

Posted by Sydney on Jan 9, 2020 10:26:32 AM

Getting into college is hard enough, but the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) can feel like rocket science. Luckily, with some preparation and answers to your burning questions, you can tackle the FAFSA like a pro.

 

First off, what is the FAFSA? The FAFSA is an application all students must fill out to qualify for federal financial aid, but it can also be used to grant state and institution-specific aid. The federal government uses the information provided on your FAFSA to estimate how much money your family can contribute to your education. 

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4 Ways to Rock Productivity this Semester

Posted by Sydney on Aug 23, 2019 2:00:00 PM

It’s back to classes, Trojans, and we’re all still wishing it was summer. But chances are, you’re getting ready to start the first day of class and making grand plans to make this semester a winner: taking good notes, studying before the morning of your test, and actually making it to that 8AM class regularly. But despite our best efforts, it can be hard to stick to these plans, no matter how great they look on paper. Here are 5 ways to crush this semester (that will actually stick!)

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Paying for College: 5 FAFSA Tips

Posted by Sydney on Jun 13, 2019 2:00:00 PM

As college tuition costs continue to rise, parents and students are left struggling to find ways to pay. 

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The Ultimate Finals Survival Guide

Posted by Sydney on Nov 29, 2018 2:03:00 PM

 

Finals Week is quickly approaching Trojans, but no need to despair! This means the semester is almost over and then it’s time to relax. Whether this is your first finals season or your last, use these helpful tips to Fight On through finals towards that long awaited vacation!  

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5 Financial Tips for New College Students

Posted by Sydney on Sep 27, 2018 2:02:04 PM

College is the start of your adult life, and you'll start to see some changes in your day to day routine. From paying rent, to grocery shopping, to managing your free time and homework schedule, college comes with a lot of responsibilities you've never had to consider. One of these considerations is your personal finances. You might be wondering, "Where do I even start?". We hear you. Here's 5 helpful tips from our friends at Money Under 30 to follow as a college student getting started in your financial journey. 

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How to Survive Game Day as a Die Hard Fan, a Casual Fan, and a Member of the Trojan Marching Band

Posted by Sydney on Aug 30, 2018 2:03:00 PM

Game Day is a big day. Note the fact that Game Day is capitalized. It is a full on proper noun--an entire experience. As some USC students adamantly proclaim, “it’s as marathon, not a sprint.” They are pretty correct. However, everyone does Game Day differently. There are the endurance competitors, the casual spectators just along for the ride, and everyone in between. The USC Credit Union is here to support all types of Trojan fans. Whether you live for Game Day or you somewhat fear Game Day, we would like to offer tips and tricks from experienced tailgaters of all perspectives.

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Tips for Getting the Most out of Your College Education

Posted by Sydney on Aug 23, 2018 2:03:00 PM

For many, college represents the best years of your life. From friends, to parties, to countless memories, college is special to almost everyone that attends. But sometimes we forget that the main purpose of college is to get an education! Here’s some tips for how to get the most out of your college experience in the class room (so you can have more fun outside the classroom!)

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6 Tips for Move-In Day

Posted by Sydney on Aug 9, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Whether you’ve done it for the past four years, or its your very first time, college move-in can be a pain. From the balance of too much not stuff and not enough stuff, to making sure you remember everything you need, it can be hard to master the art of the move. We went ahead and assembled 6 tips for you to make sure you’re a move-in pro!

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