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PUNCH NEWSLETTER November 2013

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Talkin' Smack-a-demic: November '13
There’s no time like the holidays to get us obsessing about money, and crazy as it seems, they’re right around the corner! With the Jan. 1st FAFSA deadline looming near, how’s your financial situaish looking? This month, we’ve got a veritable buffet of money-saving advice—plus a tasty new webinar series, stuffed to the gills with expert tips—so grab a turkey leg, and let’s get this pilgrimage started, Punchers!

Should Parents Let Frivolous Son Go Broke?
Tough love; does it light a fire under frivolous college students or pave the way to financial ruin? Help a CC parent decide whether to ration son’s monthly funds, or hand it all over and hope for the best.
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4 (Avoidable) Costs Draining Your College Wallet
There are certain aspects of college funding beyond your control—like the rising cost of tuition and your family’s income. All the more reason to cut costs where you can, starting with these four common wallet leaks.
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Should Parents Borrow Just Because They Can?
CC user collegehelp sparks a debate over whether parents are selling their kids short by refusing to borrow loans to finance their education. What’s your take?
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If All Colleges Were Free, Where Would You Go?

There’s a bit of an “If I won the lottery…” conversation going on over at CollegeConfidential. If tuition were free from Princeton to Iowa State, which school would you choose?

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Student Loans: Truth, Lies & Lessons

We’ve all heard the popular theories: “But student loans are good debt!” and “I heard the government is going to forgive everyone’s loans!” Is there any truth to them, or are they just a way to make ourselves feel better about being in debt?


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Dates To Remember
 
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College S.O.S.: Lifesaving Expert Tips
Feeling lost in the choppy waters of college planning? College S.O.S. can help! Catch this series of expert-led webinars on filing the FAFSA and more! Next up:
  • November 20: College guru Marguerite J. Dennis walks attendees through 25 pressing college-bound concerns. Register now!
  • December 4: Financial planning expert Todd Kelly shares vital and oft-overlooked tips for conquering the FAFSA. Register now!
Ask the Dean
Aid for International Early Action Applicant
Question: I am an international student from Myanmar who has decided to apply for universities using the Early Action. I am confused because I don’t know what financial aid is available for international students. If you could tell me the financial aids available for international students, you’d be helping me with a major headache! Thanks for your help in advance!

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Admit This!
6 College “Extras” You Should Skip

Here’s a little exercise for those of you who have graduated from college: Think back over your years on campus and make a list of items on which you spent your money that you never used or could have easily done without. My guess is that your list will be longer than you think.

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