blog posts Refinancing an International Education Loan in the United States by Suhas Vetri AnnamalaiSep 28, 2023 10:00 am Suhas Vetri Annamalai, SMMC Support Specialist and student at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's College of Law, discusses multiple factors to consider when deciding if refinancing your international student loan in the U.S. is the right choice for you. primary for post 650946740 Podcast: The Impact of Compound Interest by Andrea PellegriniSep 20, 2023 12:00 pm In episode 70 of Making Cents of Money, The Impact of Compound Interest, Andrea and Nikki explore the complicated relationship we can have with compound interest when it comes to accomplishing financial goals. primary for post 1213480115 Podcast: Understanding Your Paycheck by Andrea PellegriniSep 5, 2023 12:00 pm In episode 69 of Making Cents of Money, Understanding Your Paycheck, Nikki and Andrea talk about something you're bound to love: your paycheck! Breaking a Rental Lease in Illinois by Kwabena Sarfo AdjeiSep 1, 2023 5:15 pm Kwabena Sarfo Adjei, SMMC Support Specialist and LLM student at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's College of Law, describes how he was able to get out of his rental lease after finding the rental property did not meet his expectations. primary for post 70725990 Understand Your Refund - Fall 2023 by SMMC StaffSep 1, 2023 1:00 pm Hundreds of students end up unable to register every semester because they owe money back to the university, even after receiving a refund. Learn how to avoid being one of them. primary for post 1724284346 Podcast: The Financial Impact of Digital Illiteracy by Andrea PellegriniAug 23, 2023 12:00 pm In episode 68 of Making Cents of Money, The Financial Impact of Digital Illiteracy, Andrea and Nikki explore the financial implications of digital Illiteracy in our digital age. Decreasing Borrowing While in School by Andrea PellegriniAug 14, 2023 1:30 pm Student loans can be a valuable tool for increasing access to higher education, but it does come with a cost. Learn how to limit those costs while in school so you decrease future costs of compounding interest. Funding a College Education by Andrea PellegriniAug 11, 2023 1:30 pm Funding your education can be a daunting task, but there are many tools to help students and their families cover the cost of a college education. Financial Aid Notifications: Cost of Attendance is Estimated by Andrea PellegriniAug 9, 2023 1:30 pm Financial aid notifications, or award letters, contain valuable information that help you understand the costs of college. However, it's important to remember that Cost of Attendance is an estimate. primary for post 171138189 Podcast: What's a Credit Report Anyway? by Andrea PellegriniAug 9, 2023 12:00 pm In episode 67 of Making Cents of Money, What's a Credit Report Anyway?, Nikki and Andrea discuss what's in your credit reports and how to get them at AnnualCreditReport.com.