Morgan Staub

About

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.

Responsibilities of Being a Student Loan Co-Signer

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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 be their student loan co-signer, you should read every single …

A Beginner’s Guide to Creating a Budget in College

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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. …

Scholarships for Interior Design Majors

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Are you the type of person who loves to use your imagination in every aspect of your life? In that case, chances are, your college major reflects this passion. Certain majors, especially those in the creative fields, allow their participants to pursue a fruitful career. Furthermore, they can explore the innovative side of their personality. …

Should You Take Out More Than One Student Loan?

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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 more than one loan …

What are “Hybrid Rates” for Student Loans?

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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

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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. It has a …

Scholarships for Students with Dyslexia

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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?

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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

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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 your repayment is vital and can be more challenging for those of us who have poor memories. The good news, though, is that many avenues exist …

Are Student Loans Taxable?

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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, …