Medium-level alert

Tornado Watch for Saratoga County

At 1:30 pm on July 1, The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Watch in effect until 10 PM EDT this evening for Saratoga County.

A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings on local news websites.

Financial Aid Office

Tips for Selecting an Alternative Loan Provider

As you may know, there are different student loan providers from which to choose.  The Financial Aid Office encourages you to carefully evaluate and research the terms offered by the lenders to ensure the best possible term for your personal circumstances. Treat the importance of these loans the same as you would for any loan (car, mortgage, etc.) you were to consider.  Call the lenders, research their websites and ask questions.  Do your homework, so you can make an informed decision.  

Consider the following when choosing a lender:

Loan interest rates - Interest rates vary.

Borrower based benefits - Be aware that loan terms can change yearly and repayment benefits are dependent upon specific borrower behaviors.  Therefore, in order to retain borrower behavior based benefits, such as reductions for paying by auto debit and/or reductions for specified number of on time payments, you would need to specifically follow the loan terms in order to receive the benefit.

Customer Service - When selecting a lender, it is important to consider the lender's level of customer service.