College Corner

STUDENT LOANS

Wherever you are in your higher education, get the money you need for school. Student loans from Sharefax Credit Union in partnership with Sallie Mae® could help! For borrowers attending a degree-granting institution

Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student get money for school from Sallie Mae® Student loans from Sharefax Credit Union in partnership with Sallie Mae® could help! Sallie Mae® higher education loans are designed for the needs of undergraduate and graduate students.
-Competitive interest rates
-Multiple repayment options
-No origination fees; no prepayment penalty1

Smart Option Student Loan® for Undergraduate Students

Plus, the graduate loan suite is designed to meet
the needs of students in specific fields of study.
Find out which loan is right for you, click here.

We encourage students and families to start with savings, grants, scholarships, and federal student loans to pay for college. Students and families should evaluate all anticipated monthly loan payments, and how much the student expects to earn in the future, before considering a private student loan.
These loans are made by Sallie Mae Bank or a lender partner. Sharefax Credit Union is not the creditor for these loans and is compensated by Sallie Mae for the referral of loan customers.
Smart Option Student Loan and graduate loan products: These loans are for students at participating degree-granting schools. Smart Option Student Loan information is for undergraduates only. Graduate Certificate/Continuing Education coursework is not eligible for MBA, Medical, Dental, and Law School Loans. Students who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents must reside in the U.S., attend a participating school in the U.S., apply with a creditworthy cosigner (who must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident) and provide an unexpired government-issued photo ID to verify their identity. Applications are subject to a requested minimum loan amount of $1,000. Current credit and other eligibility criteria apply.
1 Although we do not charge a penalty or fee if you prepay your loan, any prepayment will be applied as outlined in your promissory note—first to Unpaid Fees and costs, then to Unpaid Interest, and then to Current Principal.
SALLIE MAE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR DISCONTINUE PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND BENEFITS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.
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SCHOLARSHIPS

ONE Essay – 2 SCHOLARSHIPS

 
 

2022 Donald Jeffers Scholarship

As a Sharefax Credit Union member, you are eligible for two scholarship opportunities!

This year, Sharefax Credit Union is awarding one $2,000 scholarship and two $1,000 scholarships for post-high school studies in the 2022-2023 school year. In addition, the Credit Union Outreach Alliance is awarding at least eight $1,000 scholarships for the same purpose.

To qualify, you must be at least a senior in a local high school and plan to enroll in post-high school studies, including vocational, professional and academic studies, which are not limited to colleges and universities. Applicants may also be anyone who is obtaining an Associates or Bachelor Degree. You yourself must be a primary member of Sharefax Credit Union.

By submitting this application, you will be considered for scholarships by both, Sharefax Credit Union and the Cincinnati Area Credit Union Outreach Alliance. To be considered for the CACUOA scholarship, you yourself must be a primary member of an Ohio Credit Union in one of the Cincinnati Chapter area counties to be eligible. (Cincinnati Chapter Counties are: Hamilton, Clermont, Brown, Adams, Butler, and Warren).

 Please return your completed application to: Sharefax Credit Union, Scholarship Committee, 604 Ivy Gateway, Cincinnati, OH 45245 postmarked no later than February 18, 2022. This form may be reproduced on a computer.

Winners of the Donald Jeffers Scholarship will be notified by email by March 14, 2022.  Winners will be invited to attend the Sharefax Annual Meeting, Sunday April 3rd at the Holiday Inn Eastgate.

Deadline was Friday, February 18, 2022

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE


Cincinnati Area Credit Union Outreach Alliance Scholarship

The Scholarship Committee of the Cincinnati Area Credit Union Outreach Alliance invites you to apply for a scholarship.
There will be at least eight scholarships awarded at $1,000 each.

To qualify, you must be at least a senior in a local high school and plan to enroll in post-high school studies, including vocational, professional and academic studies, which are not limited to colleges and universities. Applicants may also be anyone who is obtaining an Associates or Bachelor Degree. You yourself must be a primary member of an Ohio Credit Union in one of the Cincinnati Chapter area counties to be eligible. (Cincinnati Chapter Counties are: Hamilton, Clermont, Brown, Adams, Butler, and Warren).

Please return your completed application to: CACUOA Scholarship Committee, C/O Karen Riel, Christian Family Credit
Union, 410 Chamber Drive, Milford, OH 45150, postmarked no later than February 18, 2022. This form may be
reproduced on a computer.

Winners only will be notified by email by April 15, 2022. Names of the winners may be published in the local newspaper after the awards dinner.

FOR APPLICATION, CLICK HERE.

Ohio Credit Union Foundation Video Scholarship

The Ohio Credit Union Foundation is offering Ohio undergraduate credit union members the opportunity to apply for one of three scholarships ($5,000, $2,500 & $1,000) by creating an interactive 1 to 2½-minute video answering the following scholarship question:

How Can Credit Unions Attract Younger Members?

Video entries can be edgy, funny, bold, simple, serious – or anything in between. Entries will be judged on the accuracy of information presented, effectiveness in addressing the scholarship question, and originality.

The Video Scholarship begins on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, and ends Friday, April 29, 2022. All video entries must be submitted by Friday, April 29, 2022, at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT.

FOR APPLICATION, CLERE HERE.


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