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Congratulations Graduates!

Our congratulations go out to the Class of 2019 and their parents! Preparing for college is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful as you start to tally the costs. College is expensive! Before you get overwhelmed, take a deep breath and take the process one step at a time. How much will...

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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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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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Avoid ID Theft at College

When a FREE T-Shirt Isn’t Really FREE You’ve seen them – the tents, tables, balloons, and freebies like pens and t-shirts lining the sidewalks of your busy college town. Most days you walk on by, but today they’ve caught your attention. And why not, the t-shirt is pretty cool, and who doesn’t like a free...

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