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Rock Band Offers Miami Students Financial Lesson Based On Personal Experience

You might be forgiven for mistaking Miami Beach High School’s auditorium for the Fillmore Thursday. Students waved lit cellphones above their heads. They sang along with “whoa-oh-oh” choruses. But when the concert ended,  they got a lesson in what some have dubbed nature’s most powerful force. “It’s called compounding interest,” says Gooding, the guitarist who […]

Required Financial Literacy Course Gets Second Chance in Florida Senate

Bills filed in the Florida House and Senate would require high school students to take a one-semester financial literacy course. But with just three weeks left in the legislative session, the proposals (House bill 29 and Senate bill 92)  haven’t been discussed by committees. Now, there’s another option in the Florida Senate to get the […]

How Broward College Is Cutting Student Debt

To get a student loan at Broward College, you’ve got to sit through a two-hour financial lesson with Kent Dunston first. At times, it’s a little like “Scared Straight!” – that 1978 documentary about setting juvenile delinquents on the right path — but for your credit score. Dunston’s first piece of advice – figure out […]

An Easier Way to Compare College Financial Aid Awards

Shopping for college may have gotten easier. More than 500 colleges and universities in the country have agreed to standardize their award letters to allow students to compare financial aid packages more easily. The goal of the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet is to help students make more informed decision on where to attend school by providing a […]

Why Rising Student Debt Isn’t As Big A Problem As You Think

College tuition is steadily rising in Florida, but at least one expert says the issue of student debt is being blown out of proportion. Dr. Ed Moore is president of the Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida. He is also on the Higher Education Coordinating Council. He and six other council members are charged with […]

Explaining Which Students Will Pay More For Student Loans

Students enjoying a temporary reprieve in federal student loan rates know that the deal comes the an end July 1 — unless Congress can reach an agreement to extend the lower rates. The Miami Herald has a nice rundown on who will see their rates jump to 6.8 percent from 3.4 percent and who won’t. […]

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