Morgan Staub

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Morgan Staub is a recent graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo, where he majored in English Literature. He served as visual arts editor for Geneseo's acclaimed literary journal, Gandy Dancer, and was the first place recipient of the school's 2017 Lucy Harmon Writing Award in Literary Fiction.

How Divorced Parents Affect Student Loans

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A common proverb reminds us that half of marriages end in divorce. To be more exact, approximately 42% of married couples are divorced. It should be noted that the divorce rate for couples without children is 40% higher than those with children. It’s often said, for good reason, that divorce is hardest on the children. …

Scholarships For Students Who Were Adopted

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According to recent estimates, American parents adopt over 100,000 children every year. This also means that, at any given time, there are hundreds of thousands of adopted students attending four-year colleges. America, ideally, is the land of opportunity. We pride ourselves on giving the same opportunities to children of adoption that are given to non-adopted …

Advice for Incoming College Freshmen: Pay Attention!

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This past May, I graduated from 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 …

Three More Unique Scholarships

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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

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8/14/17 On February 7, 2017, the US Senate made history. With the vote deadlocked at 50-50, Vice President Mike Pence cast his tie-breaking vote. He confirmed Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education via a 51-50 vote. A vice president broke a tie vote confirming a cabinet position for the first time in US history. This …

Scholarships for Animal Science Majors

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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?

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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?

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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

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Who wouldn’t want to follow clues, solve crimes? Or, bring crooks to justice for a living? Academically, criminology majors mix psychology, forensics, and law courses to prepare themselves for their careers. For example, you can go to work in law enforcement or criminal law. With so many aspiring criminologists out there, the major can get …

Pros and Cons of Hybrid Rate Loans

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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 …