Ron Hancock

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Ron Hancock is the Regional Director for U‑fi Student Loans and is an expert in many aspects of financial aid, student loans, and debt management. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Ron has worked in a number of areas of higher education finance, including positions in a college financial aid office, training and development for a state agency, and most recently as National Manager for Nelnet’s Partner Solutions team. Ron has spoken at numerous financial aid conferences all across the United States.

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Student Loan Refinance 101 – For New Graduates

As graduation season approaches, you may notice more and more ads promoting student loan refinancing. You may also be getting offers...

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Student Loan Repayment – What to Expect as You Prepare to Graduate

Congratulations! You’re graduating soon and will be searching for your first job out of college. It’s an exciting time in your life. However, if you’re like the majority of college students, you’re also...

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Take Control of Your Credit Cards

If you’re reading this, you probably have at least one credit card already. Credit cards can be a helpful tool when used appropriately, including helping you establish credit...

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It’s Tax Season – Remember to Claim Your Education Tax Benefits

It’s that time of year again. It’s time to gather all your paperwork, W-2’s, receipts, statements, and related documents and work on completing your tax forms. With that in mind, we wanted to share a few key education...

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It’s Time to Make Sure Your Finances Are on Track

The holidays are over and the new year brings a new semester. For many students, that means a new round of bills and expenses, which makes now a good time to evaluate your finances...

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Five Spending Tips to Avoid Post-Holiday Budget Woes

Winter break is often a favorite time of year for college students. It’s a chance to go home, visit family and friends, enjoy home-cooked meals, and maybe do a little holiday shopping...

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Five Things College Students Wish They Had Known About Financial Aid When They Were in High School

At some point in time, most of us have said, “I wish I knew then what I know now.” That same sentiment holds true for some college students regarding financial aid. After navigating...

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Financial Pitfalls for Students to Avoid

You’re in college and on your own, but you may still be learning to navigate the world of personal finance. Below are common financial mistakes many students make...

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How to Save Money on Student Loan Payments While in School

If you borrowed student loans to help pay for college, you may not be required to make any payments until after you graduate or drop below half-time enrollment...

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Back-to-School: How To Be Financially Prepared

It may seem as though summer break just started, but with August comes the start of another school year is just around the corner. You’ve probably received your college bill and are starting...

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5 Myths About Private Student Loans

You may have heard about private student loans. Some of the information floating around about private loans can be similar to Bigfoot sightings – you hear a lot of stories, but they often aren’t based on facts...

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19 Important Financial Terms You Should Know

If you’re getting your first student loan or credit card, you’re likely seeing some words and terms you may not recognize. A key component of being a smart and informed consumer is understanding all of those...

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Understanding Your Options for Federal and Private Student Loans

Most students need to borrow money to cover the cost of their college education. It’s important to understand the borrowing options available. If you completed...

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Understanding Federal and Private Student Loan Applications

When you’re planning for college, one of the biggest challenges is likely how to pay for your education. If you’re lucky, you may have scholarships or grants to help cover the cost...

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Have a Great Spring Break Without Breaking the Bank

Spring break is a time that college students look forward to all winter. It's your chance to escape the rigors of the classroom and relax on a warm beach or other exciting destination ...

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I Submitted My FAFSA – Is the Expected Family Contribution What I Have to Pay for College?

While preparing for college, one of the most important considerations is how to pay for it. All students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) because it is used to determine students’ potential...

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Learning to Budget for a Brighter Future

Recent surveys and studies suggest that many young adults lack basic money management skills. Too often, students enter college at a loss for managing their personal finances. College may be the first opportunity you have...

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