2015 Stories

Natalia’s Story

December 29th, 2015|0 Comments

While picking colleges, I knew that I wanted to go to an engineering school; however, with the perks of a better education, I knew that there would be additional costs. So, I knew I would [...]

Cassandra’s Story

December 29th, 2015|0 Comments

The credit union lending process helped shape my financial decisions by first off being extremely helpful in guiding me in the loan process. Every representative I spoke with was friendly and led me in the [...]

Allison’s Story

December 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Coming from a family that has never been to college, working with a credit union really helped me understand the process to getting my tuition paid for. They explained everything to me how it gets [...]

Ian’s Story

December 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

My journey began senior year of High School. Acceptance letters and scholarship packets came out, yet I found myself “x” thousand dollars short of attending the University of Dayton, a private, Catholic learning experience. I [...]

Dominic’s Story

December 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

After receiving my financial aid I was very discouraged because it only covered a fraction of my tuition. I sought out loans mainly through the internet, but I did not have much luck. All of [...]

Angelika’s Story

December 15th, 2015|0 Comments

As a first generation Polish immigrant and college student, one of my main objectives was to make certain my parents’ sacrifice was worth the trip into the United States. Investing in my own future would [...]

Rilie’s Story

December 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Working with Day Air Credit Union helped me be able to attend the university of my dreams! They were easy to work with and educated me while making the most important financial decisions to date. [...]

Katie’s Story

December 14th, 2015|0 Comments

When I received my acceptance letter from my first choice university, I was filled with excitement. That excitement, however, was quickly followed with concern and worries if I could afford to attend the school. After [...]

Gretchen’s Story

December 9th, 2015|0 Comments

I am a student that has to pay for my way through college so I checked with Members 1st. They were so helpful and friendly and were willing to work for me, not my parents. [...]

Courtney’s Story

December 9th, 2015|0 Comments

As someone pursuing a medical degree, I knew going in I’d be in debt until I’m dead. The idea of having mountains of paperwork, lab write ups, and unknown human bile all over me didn’t [...]

Samantha’s Story

December 9th, 2015|0 Comments

College has always been something that was somewhat of a dream for me. The only difficult part of that dream was the financial aspect of it. I knew I was going to owe some money [...]

Kelsey’s Story

December 7th, 2015|0 Comments

I have always grown up comfortably and college was always a choice, but I knew that I would need to borrow to get through. I have been with Members 1st since I was 11 years [...]

Brooke’s Story

December 7th, 2015|0 Comments

Members 1st Federal Credit Union has been fantastic, especially when a large error occurred on my part. With the credit union, I have been able to better track my finances as well as my money [...]

Ryan’s Story

December 7th, 2015|0 Comments

I have been working with my Credit Union for almost 10 years now on all sorts of things. My wife and I were able to pay for our wedding with a signature loan, we were [...]

Mira’s Story

December 7th, 2015|0 Comments

Being the first in my family in America to attend college was a big accomplishment! Although, it was a joyful accomplishment, I was not as happy as I should have been because I knew college [...]

Aaron’s Story

December 7th, 2015|0 Comments

I am studying Architectural Engineering at Penn State University. I will graduate with a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree through an integrated program, which was made possible by Members 1st and their lending opportunities! Using my [...]

Naomi’s Story

December 4th, 2015|0 Comments

My dream since I was a sophomore in high school was to become a nationally board certified Music Therapist, specializing in Hospice and Palliative Care. This career was my dream; however, I knew it wasn’t [...]

Matthew’s Story

December 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

The lending process with KEMBA Financial was smooth and very stress free. I also have an auto loan through KEMBA and the lending process for that has been equally as good. The credit union lending [...]

Kaitlyn’s Story

December 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Receiving a loan from Georgia’s Own has done more than just fund my academic goals – it has opened up countless opportunities that would’ve otherwise been withheld. I attend the University of Georgia as a [...]

Timothy’s Story

November 30th, 2015|0 Comments

After reviewing several lending institutions for student loans, we decided to give our credit union a look. I’ve been in banking for over 25 years as a lender and knew what to expect. Student Choice [...]

Erin’s Story

November 18th, 2015|0 Comments

When I made the decision to transfer to a university far from home, I knew I was going to incur costs that I wasn’t sure I could afford. After I calculated how much in Federal [...]

Madison’s Story

November 13th, 2015|0 Comments

During my senior year of high school, I started getting nervous about how I was going to pay for college. My dad and I went to KEMBA Financial Credit Union to talk with them about [...]

Mia’s Story

November 10th, 2015|0 Comments

My overall experience with Georgia’s Own Credit Union was great. I needed financing for my senior year of college and the loan specialist was able to get a rate lower than other private student loan [...]

Kerry’s Story

October 19th, 2015|0 Comments

My sisters, Sandra and Stefani, and I are identical triplets and after completing our high school education at the same time we decided to attend separate colleges. While paying tuition for three private universities was [...]

Erin’s Story

August 20th, 2015|0 Comments

When I graduated from high school, I was really excited to be going to my dream school. I made good grades and had great ACT scores, but after all of the scholarships and government loans, [...]

Sheri’s Story

August 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Originally, I asked a Financial Service Representative at Midwest Community FCU a few simple questions about CU Student Choice private student loans to get me started before my daughter went off to college. My daughter [...]

Steven’s Story

August 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Going to college for me wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for NASA Credit Union and Student Choice. I found that working through the lending process was typically difficult through FAFSA, but NASA and Student [...]

Matt’s Story

August 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Beth and I have three children and it was important for us both that she work as a ‘stay home mom’ to raise the kids. While this has resulted in three great kids – we [...]