- • For Youth 12 years of age and under
- • At opening, receive Starsky coloring book, piggy bank, stickers, and a PAWSOME Bracelet
- • Receive an annual birthday prize ($10.00 Value)
- • Each May receive an All-Star Good Grades Prize ($10.00 for year-end A/B Honor Roll – Must provide report card)
- • Receive a quarterly newsletter: filled with puzzles, color page, news bites
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Start your financial future with Ascension Credit Union, today! Learn how to manage your money and develop good money habits.
- • Initial Deposit of $25.00 by Ascension Credit Union
- • No Monthly Fee
- • Free Debit Card
- • Free Online and Mobile Banking
- • Free Mobile Check Deposit
- • Free E-Statements
- • 1.00% Rate Reduction on First Loan
- • Eligible for Area High School Scholarship Program
Guides to Money
Each year Ascension Credit Union is proud to award a scholarship to a graduating senior from:
- • Ascension Catholic High School ($500.00)
- • Donaldsonville High School ($1,000.00)
- • Dutchtown High School ($1,000.00)
- • East Ascension High School ($1,000.00)
- • St. Amant High School ($1,000.00)
- • Student or parent(s) must be Ascension Credit Union member in good standing or will become a member. (Current members will be given first consideration.)
- • Must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA as of the latest semester
- • Must be accepted at an accredited college or university
- • The Scholarship application process each year is usually for the month of April
- • All applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Applicants must complete the scholarship application with a brief essay on their financial and professional goals
- • Grades will be verified through the school system
- • Applications must be submitted through the website
- • Deadline for the 2019 applications will be May 10th, 2019
Saving for college early on can be very beneficial in the long run. You can avoid the hassle of applying for student aid and paying back loans, if you already have money saved to cover the costs.
When it comes to paying for college, begin by looking in to federal financial aid.
- Federal Student Aid – The U.S. Department of Education provides information about what types of federal aid could be available to you, eligibility requirements and how to apply
- FAFSA – Already familiar with your federal student aid options? FAFSA’s website can help you fast track application process or re-filing if you are a returning student.
- FinAid – Free for all users and offers comprehensive and objective information, advice, and tools about financial aid.
If you need additional assistance, start by checking out the scholarships and grants for which you might qualify. Often, local organizations that you or your family members are involved with offer scholarships – don’t be afraid to ask. Also, be sure to check with your school advisers and teachers. Here are a couple of additional resources for finding scholarships.
Developing a proper budget before attending college is crucial for many students. Sometimes your funds seem to run out very quickly, and you are left making sacrifices that may have been avoidable.
Sitting down and creating a budget can help prioritize expenses. This way, you can identify what’s most important to your particular situation and ensure that you provide enough money for those critical items. Try to determine your “needs” compared to your “wants,” and focus more on the list of things you absolutely need. It is also a good idea to prepare for any unexpected costs you may encounter, and set a little aside for those if you are able to.
Keep your budget organized and update it as your college career progresses. After all, there is no point in creating a budget if you are not going to stick with it!