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What does it mean when there’s a hold on a check...

It is normal banking procedure for a new deposit to be held until the money is transferred from one bank to the other. This...

Online Resources for Students, Families, and the Community

We are concerned with the health, safety, and well-being of our students and their families. We want to share as much information as we...

Things to Do When You’re Bored at Home

You can only spend so much time on Netflix and TikTok. Here are some things you can do while you're sheltering in place during...

How to Find/Get WiFi

If your school has switched to an online-only format for the rest of the year, you may find that you need free or low...

Free Educational Resources for Parents

Since many schools and libraries are closed right now, we have made a list of free educational (and fun!) resources you can use at...

Identity Theft

Identity theft is when someone uses your personal information to access your bank account or opens a new account. Foster youth are especially vulnerable...

Avoiding Phishing Scams

You have almost certainly received a Phishing email. Maybe you got an email that looked like it was from your bank, telling you that...

Avoiding Phone Scams

You have probably received phone calls from scammers. Not only are they annoying, phone scams can be costly. Nearly 1 in 6 Americans have...

Do you have student loans? Know what you owe!

Do you have student loans? If so, it's important to know what kind of loans you have and how much you owe. You don't...

Advice for the Holidays

Real life isn't a Hallmark movie. For some the holidays can be very hard. Here is some advice from other students about how to...

What do you do for Christmas?

Everyone celebrates Christmas differently. Some people spend time with their bio family, their foster family, or a significant other's family. Some spend the holiday...

How do you Deal with Stress?

Why is it important to manage my stress level? Living with high levels of stress, puts your entire well-being at risk. Stress is bad for...

Have a Safe and Spooky Halloween

When you're in college, Halloween can be a pretty fun time. So go out and have fun, but please stay safe with some of...
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What should you do if you need to drop a class

Sometimes you need to drop a class. Depending on the point in the semester when you drop the class, and if you received a...
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What to do when you find an old check

Find an old ETV check crumpled up in the bottom of your backpack and can't remember if you deposited the check? Here's what you should...

What are Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans

Subsidized and unsubsidized loans are both forms of financial aid. When you complete your FAFSA, you school may offer you loans. Loans aren't free money....

Don’t Get Buried by Student Loan Debt

When we talk to students, we usually ask if they are taking out loans. Entirely too often students say "I don't have loans. FAFSA...