Graduating with Student Loans? — Part I – Where are your student Loans

 

Graduation is coming up soon.  Do you know if you have any student loans?  Join us over the next few weeks to learn about where to find your student loans, how to consolidate your student loans and how to select the best repayment option for you.  If you are not graduating this semester, it is never too early to learn about your student loans. Depending upon your student loan debt, knowing your student loan repayment options could be the difference of several hundred dollars each month.

With the help of SALT, we are going to explore federal student loans and your repayment options.  As a student loan borrower, you must first find out, “Where in the world are your student loans?”

If you have not already, you should sign up for SALT to learn more about student loans, scholarship opportunities, and other money matters topics at www.saltmoney.org/washburn.

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Academic Scholarship Application Available for 2015-2016

The 2015-2016 scholarship application for Washburn University now is available online. Login at this site using your MyWashburn username and password. Select the “Academic Scholarship Application.” Also select any other applicable scholarships previously received, located in the scholarship section on the application. February 15, 2015 is the priority deadline for this application. Any application received after this date [...]

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Updated Regulation on Financial Aid Disbursements

Greetings from the Financial Aid Office, The Financial Aid Office would like to provide all Washburn University students with an update on how Federal Direct Student Loans will be disbursed in the future as not all Federal Direct Student Loans will be disbursed immediately at the beginning of a semester.  Traditionally, Federal Direct Loans were [...]

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2014-2015 Federal Stafford Loan Interest Rate Change

Effective, July 1, 2014, the interest rates for the Federal Stafford Loans have changed. The table below provides interest rates for Direct Loans first disbursed on or after July 1, 2013. Perkins Loans (regardless of the first disbursement date) have a fixed interest rate of 5%. Interest Rates for Direct Loans First Disbursed on or [...]

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Heads Up, Students: You Could Win $500

Sweepstakes Details First things first: Have you set up your SALTTM account yet? Your school got you free access! Once you’re registered at saltmoney.org, all you have to do is complete a My Money 101TM module or SALT lesson. There are 13 different money lessons to choose from, so you can earn up to 13 chances [...]

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Scholarship Renewal Criteria

Applied for your academic scholarship renewals? Do you remember your renewal criteria? Listed below is the renewal requirement for Washburn University Academic Scholarships.  Washburn Academic Scholarship Initially awarded in the 2011-2012 School Year—You must successfully complete 24 hours between the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters and maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.  Please [...]

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SALT Ambassadors Wanted!

 Washburn University’s Financial Aid Office is looking for 6 – 7 excellent students to be members of our SALT Ambassador Program. What’s SALT? SALTTM is a program that helps give students money skills for life. SALT helps you track and manage student loans, get free financial advice, find scholarships, jobs, and internships, and plenty more. [...]

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Financial Aid — and YOU!!!

Ever wonder what Sockabod and Danny Funk, the Washburn University’s Scholarship Coordinator, would be doing during this month if it was the 1940′s? Check it out on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICCUc9WguMU. Don’t forget the priority submission date is February 15, 2014.

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Decoding your Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Letter

Did you receive a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) letter over the winter break? Did you understand it?  Here is a quick guide to decoding your Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) letter and what it means. First and foremost, the Financial Aid Office send Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) notices only to students who are not meeting the [...]

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Academic Scholarship Application Available for 2014-2015

The 2014-2015 scholarship application for Washburn University now is available online. Login at this site using your MyWashburn username and password. Select the “Academic Scholarship Application.” Also select any other applicable scholarships previously received, located in the scholarship section on the application. February 15, 2014 is the priority deadline for this application. Any application received after [...]

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