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Understand Financial Aid Definitions

Understand Financial Aid Definitions- a Glossary The terminology used in college financial aid award letters can be confusing. Here’s a quick guide to some frequently used terms, some financial aid definitions: Cost of attendance: The total price of going to a particular college. It includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies, meal plan, and other […]

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Holiday Break Financial Opportunity for Parents!

Don’t Miss the Chance to Teach Your Children Soon our kids will be out of school for a couple of weeks. We should be looking forward to Christmas, winter fun and educating our kids. Yes, winter vacation is a great time to teach your children about money. Don’t miss this holiday break financial opportunity for […]

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Teaching Teens Financial Responsibility

When your kids were little, you frequently heard requests such as “Will you read me a story?” or “Can we go for a bike ride?” Now that your offspring have morphed into teenagers, their pleadings often involve asking for money—your money. Along with that, teaching teens financial responsibility will go a long way. Rising To […]

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Affording Your First Apartment

Getting your first apartment is one of the big milestones in a young adult’s life. It can also be a little frightening since you don’t know exactly how much money you’ll need to get by. You might be concerned with affording your first apartment. Housing costs in Central Oregon are higher than usual right now. […]

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Six Ways to Save in College

Colleges in Central Oregon Most of us in Central Oregon are very excited about Oregon State University Cascades and what it will bring for our region. As it grows and adds degrees and programs, and the relevance to our economy and culture expands, it is becoming more attractive as a destination college. COCC continues to […]