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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...

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...
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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...

What should you do with your Pell Grant refund?

What is the Pell Grant? The Pell Grant is a federal grant that helps low income students pay for college. This money is sent by...

How to Save $$$ on Textbooks

Textbooks can be really expensive. How can you save some money? Here are a couple of ideas: Check eBay or Amazon. - Rachael Some...

Tips for Paying Off Your Student Loans

Whether it's because you graduated or you stopped going to school, if you've been out of school for six months, you have to start...

Does College Have to be Expensive?

The high cost of college is in the news all the time. You may have heard scary statistics about how much student loan debt...

Can You Afford a Car?

Ask yourself these questions - and answer them honestly! - when you first buy a car: Can I cover the total cost of the...
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Mobile banking

Do you use your phone to deposit checks? Here are some tips to make sure you're banking wisely. Make sure you endorse the check...