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6 Things Parents Need to Know Before Helping with Education Loans

By Marcia RogersIowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation board memberNext year's first college bills are coming out, and students and families are looking for ways to pay for any amount not covered by financial aid, savings or earnings. Many turn to private education loans at this time of year. Because most traditional-age students need cosigners to qualify or receive better rates or because you would like take out a loan in your name to help pay a child's expenses, you as a parent may be investigating student loan options yourself.

Weddings, hayrides and survival

You rarely see a wedding party on a hay ride. But when you do, you have to follow the fun. So I did. I Interrupted the celebration just long enough to snap a few photos and quickly get out of the way. It's little things like the happiness of a couple that makes me smile. It's easy to be grateful to see the joy of a couple starting life out together.
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Upper Iowa University names Spring Dean's List Honorees

Upper Iowa University announces the Dean's List for the 2022 spring semester. To qualify, students must have earned at least a 3.50 grade point average for the semester and be a full-time student at the university. The following area students were named:Vinton, Mitchell AndersonDysart,  Meghan KleinVinton, Keaton ParkerLaPorte City - Chelsea Scot

2022-2023 Iowa AmeriCorps State – Planning Grant Funding Opportunity Announced

Planning Grant Updated Funding OpportunityVolunteer Iowa is pleased to announce the availability of extended deadlines to apply for AmeriCorps State planning grants for program year 2022-2023.For this competition, Volunteer Iowa particularly seeks applications that address the following priorities:Planning efforts to help local communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Loras College Announces 2021-2022 Graduates

Loras College has announced the names of students who earned a bachelor's degree or master's degree in 2021-2022. Included is the following student: From Belle Plaine, Joseph I Eichhorn, Bachelor of Arts, Finance, Belle Plaine High School
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7 Tips to Getting a Student Loan

by Jim SchipperIowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation BoardMany families turn to federal and private student loans, like those offered by ISL Education Lending, to cover remaining college costs after savings, earnings and other financial aid. But the options for college financing can be confusing. Here are seven tips for getting a student loan.1. Understand the difference between federal and private loans.

LOCAL STUDENTS NAMED TO PRESIDENT'S AND DEANS' LISTS AT DRAKE UNIVERSITY

The following local students have been named to the Deans' and President's Lists at Drake University. To be eligible for the Deans' List, students must have earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher during the Spring 2022 semester at Drake. To be eligible for the President's List, students must have earned a perfect 4.0 GPA during the Spring 2022 semester at Drake.

Local Students Graduate from Drake University

The following local students graduated from Drake University at the end of the spring 2022 semester. Drake University is a midsize, private university in Des Moines, Iowa, enrolling more than 3,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. Students choose from over 70 majors, minors, and concentrations and 20 graduate degrees offered through seven colleges and schools.
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Luther College announces 2022 graduates

            Brittany Grendler, of Vinton, Iowa, participated in Commencement for the Luther College class of 2022 on May 22.            Grendler received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies.            A total of 413 graduates were honored and celebrated in Carlson Stadium.

Mount Mercy University students named to Spring 2022 Dean's List

 The following student(s) made Mount Mercy University's Spring 2022 Dean's List. Students with a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better, and who are graded (letter grade, not pass/fail) for six or more semester hours, are eligible for inclusion on the Dean's List. Located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mount Mercy University is the regional Catholic, Mercy University that promises students of diverse backgrounds, ages, and faiths a challenging, practical education that inspires them to discover knowledge, build community, and live their values.
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