Now and then, I get invited to journalism classes to talk to students about making a living as a writer. Last year I got a particularly special invitation: to speak to a room full of budding journalists at the Minnesota Daily, the college paper of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. This was the place where I learned about writing as real work—late at night and on weekends, cranking out profiles and essays to see them dropped within a twine-tied bundle of papers the next day at the cafe where I worked.
Credit, Credit Cards, Credit Scores, and being wise with Credit.
Join the Financial Aid Office and the Harvard University Employee Credit Union for a Google Hangout on Credit. We'll explain why having good credit is important and why it's relevant to you right now in college before you enter the workforce. Credit is incredibly important in a modern economy and especially in the modern American economy. Don't be left behind. We'll cover topics such as:
- Tips for building a top ranked credit profile
- Applying for a credit card
- Pitfalls and things to look out for with credit cards
- Credit reports vs. credit scores
- How you can get a no-cost credit report
- Components of the credit score
- Being a responsible borrower
- Answers to all of your credit questions
Academic Year - Federal Work Study Program (FWSP) Dates
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - Saturday, May 16, 2015
Not sure if you are eligible for the Federal Work Study Program? If you are an undergraduate you can check at my.harvard.edu. Graduate students should inquire with their school's financial aid office.