Carolina Collegiate Federal Credit Union

Financial Help for Students

Students and Helpful Information

Stress Free Student Checking - The BEST Deal in Town!

  • Use Text Messaging to Find No Surcharge ATMs
  • Facebook Access to "My Money"
  • No minimum balance required
  • No per check charges
  • No monthly service charge fees
  • Unlimited Carolina Collegiate ATMs use
  • Over 25,000 No Surcharge ATMs
  • Over 3,400 Branches
  • USC Columbia Campus Deposit ATM at our Humanities Kiosk
  • Free Electronic Bill Pay Service - You CONTROL when you pay
  • 24/7 Call Center

Credit Union & Money Information
Personal Financial Education Additional Resources
CU Rocks
Account Information
Young Scholars Club
Credit Card Tips
Moving Out

Financial Literacy 101

Financial Literacy 101Financial Literacy 101 is an interactive, multimedia course designed to help students make smart financial choices. In less than an hour, you will learn the basics of personal finance, set financial goals, create a monthly budget, and get personalized feedback on your financial decisions.

Operated by the non-profit Decision Partners, Financial Literacy 101 an unbiased education program that’s used on hundreds of college campuses. Any personal information entered into the course completely confidential and will not be used for any other purpose.

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Young Adult Links
TeenInk - A magazine written by teens for teens.
TeenMag - Teen Magazine Online. Includes style, horoscopes, star stuff...
Seventeen - If you like Seventeen Magazine, then you will love this site.
Girl's Life - Girl's Life Magazine Online with features lik Cyber Pals Club, Questions of the Week, & Postcards. - College Life Online fun & games, culture, travel, sports, & news.
Teen - If it's free for teens... you'll find it here!

College Links & Information is your one stop information resource for college students. It includes choosing a college, paying for it, getting a job... Below are additional resources for everything you need to know about college.

Selecting A College and Getting In - Search colleges, scholarships, majors, etc.
U.S. News Online - College search & comparing college rankings.
Peterson's - College search, financial aid, career education, & studying abroad.
Top Wired Colleges - Schools providing the best resources for computer users.
Princeton Review - Search colleges, careers, and internships.
Campus Tours - Links to virtual tours of dozens of colleges and universities.
College Board - All about the SAT. Also includes scholarship and college searches..
Fast Web! - College and scholarship directories.
All About College - Thousands of links to colleges & universities around the world. - Choose a test... SAT, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, PRAXIS...
Careers and Colleges - College search, financial aid, career tests...
Mapping Your Future
College Planning Financial Calculators

University Links
Coastal Carolina University
Horry-Georgtown Technical College
Midlands Technical College
University of South Carolina - Aiken
University of South Carolina - Beaufort
University of South Carolina - Columbia
University of South Carolina - Salkehatchie
University of South Carolina - Lancaster
University of South Carolina - Upstate
University of South Carolina - Sumter
University of South Carolina - Union

All About Financial Aid
The best place to start your search for scholarships and grants is your own public library. The reference section should include books of companies and foundations offering scholarships.

South Carolina Student Loans Corporation - South Carolina Student Loan Corporation serves the students, parents, and schools of South Carolina by providing comprehensive loan programs in a professional and friendly manner. Our major goals are: to offer financial assistance to anyone who needs help in continuing their post-secondary education; and to provide the highest quality service to those individuals who borrow through our loan programs.
USC Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships -Your Best Source for Financial Aid and Scholarship Information
College Board On-Line - Scholarship Search
FinAid! - The smart student guide to financial aid.
Sallie Mae: Student Loan Marketing Association - The Sallie Mae web site is a great resource for any considering college loans. Excellent calculators.
Nellie Mae Student Loans - Loan basics, calculators, & counseling. Apply for a loan.
South Carolina Tuition Prepayment Program
Student Financial Assistance - U.S. Department of Education's Guide to Financial Aid for Students\
Wired Scholar - If borrowing money is part of your plan, you'll need to know about education loans.
Sallie Mae CASHE Free Scholarship Service
College is Possible
FastWeb Scholarship Search

Watch Out For Scams
If you have to pay to get money, it might me a scam. Watch out for companies with official-sounding names that ask for a fee up-front.
Don't Get Scammed - A brief, helpful list of warning signs.
Scholarship Scams - Information from FinAid about common scams


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