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Avoid scams while applying for financial aid

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • October 6th, 2017

The college financial aid season is back. And students can begin filing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid for the 2018-19 academic year. It’s important to fill out the FAFSA, which is used to determine student financial aid eligibility, as…

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Financial tips for the non-traditional students

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • August 30th, 2017

Fresh-faced students aren’t the only ones returning to college campuses. A growing number of non-traditional students are taking their places in classrooms across the country, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Spencer Smith is one of them. Smith, who…

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FAFSA application process to become more of a breeze

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • October 10th, 2016

Higher education families will now have more time to wade through their financial aid options thanks to changes in the submission process for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA is used to determine student financial aid eligibility…

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Money tips I wish I had known before college

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • September 29th, 2015

Heading off to college brings newfound independence. But that freedom can be costly. Dulce Arroyo, member services representative and Hispanic outreach coordinator at Dupaco Community Credit Union, says she gained more than a college education when she graduated three years…

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College-bound? Stay with your financial home

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • August 4th, 2015

Sending a child to college this fall? With Dupaco Community Credit Union, college students can bank local wherever they go. Here are just a few reasons for the college-bound to stay with their financial home: Free checking with free ATM/debit…

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Put that grad cash to work: Open an IRA

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • June 26th, 2015

If you’re a high school graduate, you’re probably starting your next chapter with some extra cash, thanks to generous friends and family. More than half of those who buy gifts for graduates give a little extra green to help bulk…

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Start your college career off smart with a scholarship

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • January 2nd, 2015

Your credit union membership gives you access to scholarship opportunities for college. Don’t miss the chance to apply for free money. The Dupaco Community Credit Union Scholarship Program offers up to five nonrenewable $1,000 scholarships to member-students in good standing who…

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Beat the burden: Avoid student loan scams

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • December 17th, 2014

For many college grads, student loan debt is a heavy burden. And debt-relief companies and scam artists alike know this, promising help to the borrowers. While many loan forgiveness programs and income-driven repayment plans are legitimate, some debt-relief offers are nothing more…

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College prep: Money management 101

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • August 4th, 2014

The college year is right around the corner. Whether you’re heading out for a new life in higher education or you are the parent of a college-bound student, this two-part series offers some timely advice from a mom and a…

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