Coalition of Higher Education Assistance Organizations (COHEAO)

COHEAO is a coalition of more than 300 colleges, universities and commercial organizations with a sh

COHEAO is a coalition of more than 300 colleges, universities and commercial organizations with a shared interest in fostering improved access to postsecondary education, particularly through the Perkins Loan Program.

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National Insurance Awareness Day – June 28 06/28/2023

Happy National Insurance Awareness Day!

HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL INSURANCE AWARENESS DAY

* Make the call-Call your insurance agents to ask about current promotions, services or lock-in rates as well changes in your premiums.

* Go shopping for insurance-Some confident insurance companies will offer information about their competitor’s rates while trying to sell you insurance. This bold move on their part can save you time while you search for the best deal.

* Take charge to change your rates- Whether it’s taking an online, defensive driving course, hitting the gym a few times a week, or putting in a home security system, these doable actions can lead to added savings on your various insurance policies.

National Insurance Awareness Day – June 28 Car insurance. Life insurance. Home insurance. Here's your guide to protecting yourself financially on National Insurance Awareness Day.

06/26/2023

What are you waiting for? There is still time to apply!

It's Scholarship Time! COHEAO is Awarding $1,000 Scholarships for the 2023-2024 Academic Year. Submit your Application NOW!

06/26/2023

It's Scholarship Time! COHEAO is Awarding $1,000 Scholarships for the 2023-2024 Academic Year. Submit your Application NOW!

05/30/2023

You still have time! Register now for the COHEAO Town Hall on June 1, 2023!

05/29/2023

Happy National 529 Day!
Today is the day to start saving for your child's college by contributing to a 529 Savings Plan. This helps a child prepare for whatever path they choose. Earnings grow tax free federally and in most states, if savings are withdrawn to pay for qualified tuition and other expenses. What are you waiting for?

NATIONAL 529 DAY
May 29th is National 529 Day – Remind families and friends that it has never been easier to help save for a child’s future. By contributing to a 529 savings plan, you help prepare a child for whatever path they choose. Earnings grow tax-free on the federal level, and in most states, if savings are withdrawn to pay for qualified tuition and other expenses.

www.collegesavingsfoundation.org

05/25/2023

NATIONAL 529 DAY
May 29th is National 529 Day – Remind families and friends that it has never been easier to help save for a child’s future. By contributing to a 529 savings plan, you help prepare a child for whatever path they choose. Earnings grow tax-free on the federal level, and in most states, if savings are withdrawn to pay for qualified tuition and other expenses.

www.collegesavingsfoundation.org

05/15/2023

Share with students, Financial Aid Departments, Scholarship Applications will be available on June 1, 2023!

05/03/2023

Have you registered for the 2023 COHEAO Summer Institute? No worries, there is still time for you and 2 staff, to take advantage of the 4 informative webinars, at a very cost!

05/01/2023

SIGN THE PETITION!

Help Support Extending the Perkins Assignment to July 1, 2024

COHEAO has created the following petition on change.org for institutions to sign and show their support for extending the Perkins assignment deadline to July 1, 2024.

Click https://chng.it/TQdbxZQVn6 to sign the petition!

04/30/2023

As we wrap up Financial Literacy Month, here is a great way to keep it going for the rest of the year! Here are 14 books that are some of the best of the best when learning financial literacy; link in the bio https://fourminutebooks.com/best-finance-books/

04/29/2023

Financial literacy month is almost over! Let’s finish strong 💪🏽 Tip 29: Saving your credit card information on your favorite online shopping sites makes mindless spending way too easy. This can also make it way too easy for identity theft. The breaches that companies experience impact is greater than most consumers know! Hackers are patient and can have your data for months. Please make it so you have to take the extra step and get your card out of your wallet. That simple extra step may be enough to limit mindless spending and keep your data safe! Check out the stats and companies that have experienced a breach in 2022/23 https://tech.co/news/data-breaches-updated-list

04/28/2023

Unsubscribe from promotional emails.

Tired of having your mailbox crammed with ads and other mail you didn't ask for, like preapproved credit card applications? The good news is that there are ways to reduce how much-unsolicited mail you get.

Sometimes getting a promotional email can give you the impulse to spend when it's not part of your plan. Just unsubscribe from those promotional emails to avoid the temptation.

For more information on reducing unsolicited offers, visit the Federal Trade Commission Consumer Advice website. Link in bio!
https://www.dmachoice.org/ .com

04/27/2023

Have you ever asked yourself this question? What’s my money personality? No, well, me either! However, taking this short little quiz can help you gain insight into your relationship with money and better understand some of your strengths and weaknesses. I personally take the quiz each year during financial literacy month to see if my personality has shifted and to refresh on some of my strengths and weaknesses. Take the quiz here, link also in the bio: www.empower.me/quiz

04/26/2023

You may be unfamiliar with your credit utilization ratio, but it accounts for up to 30% of your credit score. This ratio represents how much of your available credit you use at any given time. The lower you can keep it, the better because it shows lenders that you can pay back what you owe in a timely manner.

To determine your credit utilization ratio, add up the credit limits for all of your credit cards, then divide your monthly spending by that figure. If it's higher than 30%, you may want to find ways to bring it down.

04/24/2023

Day 24: Tackle a financial task you’ve been avoiding

We all have that one lingering financial task on our to-do list that we keep putting off. Let's get it done. Whether it’s rolling over your 401(k) from a previous job or updating your budget, you’ll feel better knowing it’s out of the way.

We are in the wind-down of all the fantastic tips we wanted to share for financial literacy month! We hope you’ve been able to pick a favorite, and if not, we still have a few more to go!!! #

04/21/2023

Don’t forget to maximize all your resources during financial literacy month and beyond:
We hear much about federal student loan forgiveness programs in the news, especially regarding Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) and income-driven repayment plans that offer forgiveness after 20 to 25 years. However, 47 different states and Washington D.C. all have their own state-based student loan forgiveness plans as well, and some of them are better than the options available from the federal government.

Check out the link in our bio!

04/19/2023

“Visualization is the practice of imagining what you want in the future, and it is a powerful tactic for saving money. Think of a goal—what are you working toward?” For some, it’s a smaller, short-term goal like buying an inexpensive laptop for college; for others, it’s a much larger, longer-term goal like achieving financial independence. “Set short-term, mid-term, and long-term financial goals for yourself, and visualize how you will get there and the trade-offs you’ll need to make. You can try many different options until you find a strategy that works for you, but having a concrete goal will help incentivize you to work every day toward that goal.”

04/18/2023

Start an Emergency Fund
A mantra in personal finance is “pay yourself first,” which means saving money for emergencies and your future. This simple practice keeps you out of trouble financially and helps you sleep better at night. The tightest budget should put some money into an emergency fund every month.

Once you get into the habit of saving money, you will stop treating savings as optional and start treating it as a required monthly expense. Many accounts offer the power of compound interest, such as a high-yield savings account, short-term certificate of deposit (CD), or money market account.

04/17/2023

Day 17 Sign up for a personal finance newsletter
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to learn about money is to get a personal finance newsletter (or two or three) delivered straight to your inbox. They often include clear and actionable advice and will keep your finances in mind. There are many to choose from! Make sure it’s free and it applies to your financial status. COHEAO has a financial wellness newsletter you can subscribe to email us today!🤗

04/16/2023

Day 16: Figure out how long it will take you to get out of debt

The first step toward eliminating debt is knowing where you stand. Once you have an idea of how much you need to pay each month to be debt-free, you can create a plan.

CNBC Make Its loan calculator can help you estimate your monthly payment, how long it will take to pay off the debt, and how much you'll pay in interest.

Check it out here https://www.cnbc.com/2023/02/07/loan-calculator.html

04/14/2023

The 72-hour rule is a game changer when it comes to savings and focusing on value-spending.

Before making any sort of impulse purchase, pause and take 72 hours to think it through.

After 72 hours, you will likely have forgotten about making this purchase entirely. Also, you’ve just saved yourself a few dollars, maybe even a few hundred, by doing so.

Over time, this rule can be the difference of thousands of dollars and can help you shift your spending habits to focusing on things that bring you value and align with your financial plan.

Photos from Coalition of Higher Education Assistance Organizations (COHEAO)'s post 04/13/2023

Whether you believe it or not, a deal is a deal is a deal. However, knowing the best time to buy those deals is even better! Different days of the week are best to shop for particular types of items such as gas, groceries, and some of the other key essentials you need for your home. Everything from stores, gas stations, and airlines have patterns you can track to help keep even more money in your pocket. Here is a fun monthly guide for you to take into consideration. However, do some research in your immediate area and see if you can find the patterns, and don’t forget to share with others too!

04/12/2023

Day 12, let’s keep it going! Financial Wellness looks at the wholeness of an individual and or family and helps to provide strategies, concepts, and practical tools to close financial gaps and build financial health! One of the essential things to be mindful of is your secure information! Thieves can use your excellent financial skills or improved financial behavior and take advantage of your information. Identity theft is when someone uses your data — your name, Social Security number, birth date, etc. — to impersonate you, typically using that information to steal from you. The Federal Trade Commission received 1.43 million consumer identity theft complaints in 2021. College students are among the most susceptible groups, along with children, the elderly, and the deceased. Check your credit for free to ensure no one has opened an unauthorized account in your name and that the information is accurate. To check your credit for free, visit www.annual creditreport.com

04/11/2023

April isn’t just financial wellness month; it’s also that time to prepare taxes and meet the IRS tax filing deadline. Join us for a free webinar on Thursday, April 20, 2023, to discuss a dynamic program for students and the campus community called the VITA (tax assistance) program! Hear from industry experts who run a VITA program at the University of Central Oklahoma! Walk away with insightful information about state-side and international students completing their taxes! You don’t want to miss this! You must be registered to attend the link in the bio or type www.COHEAO.com or https://coheao.site-ym.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1740644&group=

04/11/2023

Not everyone learns the same! Check out these 14 games from the FDIC that can help you learn more about Financial Wellness and become money smart https://playmoneysmart.fdic.gov/games

04/10/2023

We hope you had a great weekend with family and friends! We’ve combined Sunday & Monday Financial Wellness Tips! You will be surprised by your subscriptions, which you forgot about! Do the due diligence and check often to ensure your not allowing little increments of money escape your pocket!

04/08/2023

Tip 8 of 30: Automate your contributions
Automating your weekly, bi-weekly, or even monthly contributions is a great way to ensure that you are consistently contributing towards your investments and retirement funds without having to worry about making manual contributions yourself.

This can eliminate a lot of the time and work involved while ensuring that you are always working towards your financial goals, not to mention taking advantage of compound interest.

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