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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.

Advice for Incoming College Freshmen: Pay Attention!

This past May, I graduated college after four years of working hard, barely working, and everything in between. My younger brother is heading into his sophomore year of college, and several friends and family have kids heading away for the first time, ready to tackle their freshman year with gusto. I can’t help but put …

Three More Unique Scholarships

When you’re headed to college, odds are good that you’ll do everything you can to gain the extra edge on your peers. One of the most popular ways students go about this is through scholarships, awarded for various reasons. Some are for students in specific majors, others for students from certain regions of the country, …

Secretary Betsy DeVos’ Changes for Student Loans

8/14/17 On the seventh of February, 2017, history was made on the floor of the US Senate. With the vote deadlocked at 50-50, Vice President Mike Pence cast his tie breaking vote, confirming Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education via a 51-50 vote. This was the first time in our nation’s history that the vice …

Scholarships for Animal Science Majors

The great comedian Groucho Marx once said: “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” Kidding aside, the quote is awfully poignant for animal science majors, who combine their passion for animals and their academic aptitude to pursue a career that perfectly fits their …

Can You Apply for a Student Loan Any Time of the Year?

These days, the vast majority of college students have to take out loans of varying amounts in order to pay for their education. In 2016 70% of graduates left school with outstanding loans with an average debt of $37,000 apiece. It’s pretty clear that if you’re concerned with paying your tuition, you’re not alone. Loan …

What Happened to the Perkins Loan?

On September 30, 2017, after sixty years of operation, the Federal Perkins Loan will cease to exist. The program’s shutdown has been in the works for sometime. Originally, the death of the Perkins Loan was scheduled for two years prior, September 30, 2015, but a piece of legislation, the General Education Provisions Act, extended its …

Scholarships for Criminology Majors

Who wouldn’t want to follow clues, solve crimes, and bring crooks to justice for a living? Academically, criminology majors blend psychology, forensics, and law courses to prepare themselves for their careers. You can go on from the major to work in law enforcement, criminal law, and a number of other fields. With so many aspiring …

Pros and Cons of Hybrid Rate Loans

There’s a lot of loan jargon that students have to be familiar with before they feel comfortable making decisions that impact their financial future. Terms like “annual percentage rate,” “cancellation time-frame,” and “discretionary income” seem imposing at first, but once you break them down, everything becomes more simple. This rule holds fast for hybrid rate …

Responsibilities of Being a Student Loan Co-Signer

In any area of life, it’s generally a good idea to be aware of what something entails before you sign your name to it. When it comes to anything that involves your finances, though, you need to be extra vigilant. If—and when—someone asks you to co-sign their student loan, you should read every single word …

A Beginner’s Guide to Creating a Budget in College

As they go away to college for the first time, many students find themselves slightly unprepared to be handling their own finances. While you may have had some experience in high school with managing money, the odds are good that you’ve never been entirely responsible for your own budget the way you are in college. …