Author Archives: Dana Fulton

Discovering The Silver Lining In A Hard Financial Lesson

Student LoanDown readers, I’d like to introduce you to guest blogger, Jason Vasquez. Jason oversees corporate communications and media relations for Wells Fargo’s student and auto lending businesses. He has served on numerous nonprofit advisory boards and committees, and is … Continue reading

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Senior-year checklist

Chart your course to college Whether it’s studying for exams, preparing your college applications, or trying to make the most of your time with friends, senior year of high school can be very busy. That’s why we’ve come up with … Continue reading

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Sharpen your number 2 pencil

Prepping for the SAT and ACT The SAT and ACT may be intimidating, but having the right tools at your disposal can help you feel prepared for the challenge. Whether you’ve already started studying or have yet to open a … Continue reading

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Habits that help

The importance of creating routines at college One of the most exciting parts of starting college is your new independence. Suddenly, your schedule is up to you – and there are so many fun things to discover. However, if you … Continue reading

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Now You’re Cooking Care Package

One thing students take for granted is having someone around to make meals for them. Help them ease into the college life – and into making their own meals – with a Now You’re Cooking Care Package, with helpful ingredients … Continue reading

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I Forgot Care Package

Did your college student forget a few crucial things in between all the packing, buying, planning and moving? It happens. Why not put together an “I Forgot” Care Package that covers off on those bare necessities that everyone could use … Continue reading

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What College Students Can Buy with $1000

When you sign up for the CollegeSTEPS Program you get tools and tips for college, and a chance to win $1,000. What can the average college student do with $1,000? We’re glad you asked.

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Stay Healthy Care Package

Keep your student healthy so they don’t miss a class – or an outing with their new friends. Consider putting together a Stay Healthy Care Package, which can include ingredients like the following: Vitamins Water bottle Jump rope Grip machines … Continue reading

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Get Well Care Package

Between class, studying, having fun and sleeping crazy hours, it’s not unusual for college students to get a little sick from time to time. Help your student bounce back from the sniffles with a Get Well Care Package, which can … Continue reading

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Now’s the time to get involved

The importance of extracurriculars Extracurricular activities aren’t just a way for you to pursue your hobbies – they can also show prospective colleges what makes you a stand out as an applicant. But with all the available options, it can … Continue reading

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