Before You Borrow

Before you decide to borrow, be sure to do your financial homework...

Deciding to borrow money for school is one of the most important decisions you'll make. Borrowing money will impact your financial future for years to come. Students who borrow could end up paying back student loans for 10 to 25 years. 

The information, tools, and links on this portion of our website are provided so that you can make sound financial decisions.

I Have a Plan - Iowa (click for info)
This link provides information on financial aid planning.  You'll find the tools needed to support your financial fitness, such as budget calculators and a scholarship database.  

Financial Avenue (click for info)
Financial Avenue is an online learning environment that empowers students and their families for a lifetime of success. Financial Avenue emphasizes the role of financial literacy education and default prevention services in achieving that goal.

Click here and continue to the Online Student Loan...       

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Carl Snipes – Chemistry instructor

I started at a community college before earning a degree in Chemical Engineering, so I know what it takes to succeed.

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