Issue 51, June 13, 2013

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Tips for Improving Your Finances in 2013

By Jessica Estremera, graduate student, School for Graduate Studies

Cutting down on some basic expenses and implementing new savings methods can go a long way toward improving your personal finances and can help you reach your financial goals this year. Here are some helpful tips to get you started. ... MORE

Student Loans

The Five Things You Should Know About Student Loan Repayment

By Kristina Delbridge, director of financial aid, Financial Aid Office

Graduation is a time for celebration but for many students it is also the time when the reality of student loan repayment sinks in. There is some basic information that every student who is entering repayment should know. ... MORE

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Understanding the New SUNY Financial Aid Award Letter

By Cynthia Rybaltowski, coordinator for student accounts

Last September, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher officially launched the SUNY Smart Track campaign. This campaign is an initiative to improve student financial literacy and address the concerns of student loan debt. ... MORE

Other News

Acting President Meg Benke Testifies at Department of Education Rulemaking Hearing on Title IV Financial Aid, By Michael Mancini, director of community and government relations, Office of Communications and Government Relations

SUNY Empire State College Teaching Gallery Presents: The Penciling and Sequential Art of Tyson Reed, By Judith Belt-Smith, graduate student, School for Graduate Studies

Did You Know...

Students can get free financial advice through the Student Wellness Assistance Program and Talk-one-2-one
Student/Alumni Profile
Meet James Sheppard, By David Henahan, director of communications, Empire State College

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Article Contributors

Kristina Delbridge

Jessica Estremera

David Henahan

Michael Mancini

Cynthia Rybaltowski

Judith Belt-Smith