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HESC e-Library - Articles by Season

The following articles, covering a variety of college access, financial aid, and financial literacy topics, are organized by the season in which they will have the most meaning to readers.

High school counselors, financial aid professionals, lenders, legislators, and media editors and writers may download and freely use these articles in school, legislative, newspaper, or other publications geared to students and families.

When using these articles in your publications, please attribute them to New York Higher Education Services Corp. (HESC), the state agency that helps people pay for college.

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For additional information, please contact Joanne Razzano, public information specialist at HESC at (518) 473-5522, or by e-mail at Joanne.Razzano@hesc.ny.gov.

Article Catalog
September - November
Back at College and Broke Already
It's Your Money -- How Do You Manage It?
Get the 411 on College Scholarships
Beware of FAFSA and Scholarship Myths and Scams
Stash Your Cash
Taming the College Fair: 7 Tips for Making the Most of Your College Fair Visit
December - February
ABC's of Financial Need
Apply for TAP via the FAFSA
Deep Pockets Not Required for Study Abroad
Money for College: FAFSA Dos and Don'ts
Think Outside the Gift Box
March - May
It Matters to You - Completing Your Exit Interview is Critical
Know the True Cost of College: Compare Your Financial Aid Award Letters
Manage Your Student Loan - The Grace Period Starts Now
Safeguarding Your Identity
Seven Savvy Steps to Get Financially Fit After College
Summer Tan or Summer Job?
Truth and Consequences of Credit and Debit Cards at College
June - August
Consider These Three Factors When Choosing Between Fixed and Variable Rate Student Loans
Getting Ready to Go -- Your Entrance Interview
Overcoming the Nerd Factor
Paying for College is More Than Tuition, Room and Board
Savvy Shopping for College Textbooks
Your College Search: 7 Key Factors for Choosing the Best College
Your College Search: 7 Key Factors for Choosing the Best College Checklist & Comparison Chart
Your Future Starts Now - Get Organized
9th Grade Planning Checklist

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