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Morgan Staub
Morgan Staub is a junior English major at SUNY Geneseo who hails from the small town of Katonah, New York. He has previously blogged for the Gandy Dancer, Geneseo's literary journal.

Should You Take Out More Than One Student Loan?

A vast majority of college students find themselves forced to take out student loans in order to get through school. As tuition rates are at an all-time high, you’re probably feeling the stress of trying to pay your way through college. It’s possible that, like many students, you’re considering taking out another loan to make …

What are “Hybrid Rates” for Student Loans?

So you’ve graduated high school, and before you can stop Green Day’s “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” from playing on repeat in your head, your parents have approached you to have a conversation about student loans. It’s time to get down to business. If you have no idea how to approach the topic, don’t …

Scholarships for Geology Majors

Geology rocks! Okay, I’ll try not to make any more puns. The study of geology is one of the most popular natural sciences in terms of college majors, as well as one of the most lucrative upon graduation. Believe it or not, Forbes ranked geology as the seventh most valuable college major, with a starting …

Scholarships for Students with Dyslexia

According to the American Dyslexia Association, nearly one in ten Americans are afflicted with dyslexia, a common learning disability that affects one’s ability to read, write and spell. Contrary to the belief of some, dyslexia does not correlate with IQ or intelligence. Successful dyslexics are abundant, including scientists such as Galileo Galilei and Albert Einstein, …

What is Fixed-Rate Tuition?

If you’re headed off to college for your freshman year, you have to be prepared for an avalanche of new challenges, most of which are unlike anything you’ve faced before. For many students, the college experience is the first time they’ve stepped away from home for more than a short summer, and, in turn, the …

How to Ensure You Make Your Student Loan Payments on Time

If you’re like most college students, who both A) have student loans and B) forget important things sometimes, I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that remembering to pay your student loans is vital and can be more challenging for those of us who have poor memories. The good news, though, …

Are Student Loans Taxable?

Like the vast majority of college students, the student loan process is probably your first introduction to the complex world of borrowing, lending, taxation, and repayment. When you first look at the numbers you’ll eventually be responsible for paying back, you might feel a bit overwhelmed. College tuition is expensive, the costs are only rising, …

People Who Can Co-Sign Your Student Loans (Besides Your Parents!)

Before you go off to college, you’ll have to make many important decisions regarding your student loans. After you’ve determined what type of plan you’re going to move forward with, you’ll move on to basic, mechanical decisions about the plan’s implementation. How long will your repayment period be? Will you pursue loan forgiveness? And, perhaps …

Why You Should Consider NOT Taking Your Full Student Loan Award

For many students, being awarded financial aid from a school can be a lifesaver. College, as everyone knows, is very, very expensive, and any extra penny helps make it more affordable. However, some decide to forego their full financial award and pay more out of pocket. This may seem ridiculous on the surface, but there …

Which Student Loans Should You Pay Off First?

Prioritization is one of the most important skills you’ll cultivate throughout your college career. Because of time constraints and finances, you’ll have to determine what is most important to you, and accomplish your tasks in an appropriate order. Simply put, if you want to go to a party on a Thursday night, you better make …