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Student Loans – Frequent Asked Questions

Is it too late to apply for loans? No. You always want to apply for scholarships and grants first. Then make sure you take the maximum amount of federal loans, which tend to have lower fixed interest rates. If that’s not enough, next compare private loan options like our Student Choice Line of Credit private...

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2019 Scholarship Recipients

  Pictured from left to right: Kelly Childress, CEO, Roy Johnston, Chairperson of the Board, Colin Boyd, Maggie Strawoet, and Tanner Althoff. Not pictured: Sydnee Loy. The following students have been selected to receive one of our $1500.00 scholarships to continue their education and help achieve their career goals. Tanner Althoff will be graduating from...

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1st Ed’s Scholarship Program

Thank you for your interest in 1st Ed Credit Union’s Scholarship Program which gives four $1,500 scholarships to high school seniors that are seeking higher education.   Our 2020 scholarship application packets will be available in December! You are eligible to apply if: You are a member of 1st Ed Credit Union*. See our eligibility list. You are currently...

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Beat The Heat with Credit Union Student Choice

Is Your Tuition Bill Too Hot to Handle?

Temperatures are heating up, and the sun may not be the only thing making you sweat this summer. Are you worried about how you’ll pay for college this fall? Relax – 1st Ed can help you beat the heat when it comes to finding a student loan. Once you’ve exhausted options for scholarships, grants, and...

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iGrad: Your Financial Education Partner

We’re not just here to provide a student loan. We want to be your financial partner for life. 1st Ed Credit Union is pleased to offer you the best financial education tools and resources available so you can make an informed decision about your college financing options. Our new platform includes some of these and more:...

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