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Invest in the Future with These Smart Ways to Pay for College

The rising cost of college is one of the most critical financial concerns that both parents and college students face today. The average annual cost for an in-state, public four-year college is $20,770 (total tuition, fees, room and board charges). If the student would like to attend college out-of-state or at a private college or university, that average may balloon to over $46,000 annually. Though tuition and housing are the biggest expenses when heading off to college, it’s important to remember those smaller expenses that also add up; including books, travel (especially if attending college out-of-state), transportation, clothing, and more. When adding college expenses to your already long list of other financial responsibilities, you may find yourself questioning how you can afford to pay for a college education. As you prepare to send your student off to school and you check the essentials off every list, don’t forget to research the various ways to pay for this life-changing journey. Consi ...

Take First Bank with You – Even to College!

Summer is winding down and everywhere you look there’s a reminder it’s back to school time. Although it’s very exciting, it can also be a time of anxiousness for many parents finding themselves with a college freshman who will be moving away soon. We realize preparation for this day started many years ago, but that day is finally here. As final preparation is underway, remember to check everything off your list, like laptops, dorm room essentials, and storage organizers. Don’t forget to include essentials like money management tools and accessibility to needed cash for your new college student. Student Checking To get your student started on the path to a bright financial future, open a First Bank Student Checking account. Open to clients 16-24, this account features FREE access to eBanking, mobile banking, and bill pay plus FREE eStatements. There’s no monthly fee and no minimum balance requirement, plus we’ll even provide a discount on their first box of chec ...

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