Showing posts with label financial planning. Show all posts
Showing posts with label financial planning. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

4 Videos That Help Students & Parents Understand Financial Aid

The FAFSA and financial aid packages offered by universities can be difficult for the first-time college student to navigate. And if you're a first generation college student it can be even more difficult because you may not know who to turn to for advice. Fortunately, a lot of high school guidance departments are doing more than ever to help students understand the FAFSA and financial aid. Planet Nutshell produced two good videos that will also help students and parents understand the FAFSA and financial aid. The videos are embedded below.


Choosing Financial Aid in a Nutshell from Planet Nutshell on Vimeo.



Borrow Wisely: FAFSA in a Nutshell from Planet Nutshell on Vimeo.

Understanding how federal student loans are different from private student loans can help students and their parents choose the best financial aid package. The following two videos, also from Planet Nutshell, do a nice job of explaining private vs. federal student loans.



Understanding Federal Student Loans in a Nutshell from Planet Nutshell on Vimeo.



Federal vs. Private Student Loans in a Nutshell from Planet Nutshell on Vimeo.

These videos were produced by Planet Nutshell with funding from the U.S. Depart of Education, the Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority, and the Utah Education Network.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Understanding Federal vs. Private Student Loans

Getting into their colleges of choice is just the beginning of the process students and their parents go through to go to college. Figuring out how to pay for college is a huge and stressful part of that process too. Planet Nutshell recently released two videos that can help students and their parents understand student loans. Those videos are embedded below. Learn more about student loans at Borrow Wisely.


Understanding Federal Student Loans in a Nutshell from Planet Nutshell on Vimeo.



Federal vs. Private Student Loans in a Nutshell from Planet Nutshell on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The FAFSA and Financial Aid in a Nutshell

The FAFSA and financial aid packages offered by universities can be difficult for the first-time college student to navigate. And if you're a first generation college student it can be even more difficult because you may not know who to turn to for advice. Fortunately, a lot of high school guidance departments are doing more than ever to help students understand the FAFSA and financial aid. Planet Nutshell produced two good videos that will also help students and parents understand the FAFSA and financial aid. The videos are embedded below.


Choosing Financial Aid in a Nutshell from Planet Nutshell on Vimeo.



Borrow Wisely: FAFSA in a Nutshell from Planet Nutshell on Vimeo.


These videos were produced by Planet Nutshell with funding from the U.S. Depart of Education, the Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority, and the Utah Education Network.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Planwise Can Help Students Plan Their Financial Futures

Planwise is a free service that is designed to help people manage their budgets and plan for their financial futures. The service can be used for day-to-day budget management. It can also be used to plan for long-term goals like buying a car or a house. Unlike services like Mint.com you do not have to connect a bank account to it in order to use Planwise. Learn more in the video below. 


Planwise from planwise on Vimeo.

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Personal finance management is one course that I wish every high school would offer to their students. In a course like that a service like Planwise could help students get a better understanding of how to plan for big purchases as well as how to manage shorter term financial decisions.