Everett Credit Union to host FREE College Planning Seminar on October 28

October 21, 2010
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Everett Credit Union (ECU) is excited to offer a free seminar for high school students and parents concerned about paying for college. The seminar entitled “How to Prepare, Pay, and Stay in College” will give practical advice about the various forms of student financial aid, including scholarships, grants, and federal and private student loans, as well as the application process itself. Part of the seminar will focus on Everett Credit Union’s StudentChoice line of credit program, an alternative to private student loans. This loan program helps students fill the funding gaps that federal aid can leave behind. Unlike other alternative loan products, ECU’s student loan program offers significantly lower rates, zero origination fees, and more flexible repayment terms.

All high school juniors and seniors who attend a public, private, or charter school within Middlesex, Essex, Suffolk, or Norfolk counties are invited to attend. The free seminar is scheduled for Thursday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m. at Everett High School, 100 Elm Street, Everett, MA 02149. Registration is required; students can register by calling (617) 389-9000 or by coming into our branch office located at 650 Broadway, Everett, MA. All registered students will automatically be entered to win ECU’s door prizes: $100.00 gift certificates for college books.

Chartered in 1926 as a not-for-profit organization, Everett Credit Union is owned and operated by its members. Since its founding as a one-room operation, the credit union has grown into a forty-eight million dollar, full-service financial institution serving over 4,800 members. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, or worships in Middlesex, Essex, Suffolk, or Norfolk counties. Everett Credit Union provides a full range of financial services including mortgage, home equity, auto, and personal loans; savings, checking, and money-market accounts; certificates of deposit; IRA’s; ATM, debit and VISA cards; and a full range of electronic services including on-line banking, bill payment and electronic payments. All deposits are insured by the National Credit Union Association and the Massachusetts Share Insurance Corporation.

To find out more about becoming a member or applying for a Credit Union StudentChoice line of credit, visit www.everettcu.org or call 800-287-1189 today!