Archive for July, 2010

It’s July 1, 2010 – if you have student loans then your first payment may be due today!

Here is a reminder of what the current student loan interest rates are:

Undergraduate students

If the first payment of your subsidized loan is between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011: the interest rate on your loan is fixed at 4.5%

If the first payment of your subsidized loan is between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2010: the interest rate on your loan will be fixed at 3.4%

Graduate and professional degree students

The interest rate is fixed at 6.8%

Direct Unsubsidized Loans

The interest rate is fixed at 6.8% for all borrowers – undergraduate and graduate

Don’t forget to pay your loans! Check out What Happens If You Default on Student Loans for the possible consequences.

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The Barona Sustainable Environment Scholarship was established by the Barona Band of Mission Indians and Barona Resort & Casino to assist students who are pursuing careers in the horticulture, turf grass management, natural resources, or environmental sciences industries.

The program seeks out students who have a passion for the environment and the drive to create a sustainable future.

Four finalists will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded based on the student’s application, references, and recommendations. Based on the personal interview, one of the four finalists will receive an additional $1,000.

Applicants must:

  • Be studying horticulture studies, turf grass management, natural resources management, environmental sciences or related field
  • Attend a two or more year accredited college or university located in Southern California
  • Be a legal resident of the United States.
  • Be a full-time student with a minimum of 12 credits per semester and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher

Deadline July 15, 2010

For more information or to apply, click here.

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