The Thing About College: Getting Some Answers with the Wells Fargo Community


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If you’ve read the Talon, like me on Facebook, or follow my tweets – then you already know that I’m a student. I’m currently in college right now, going for my bachelor’s degree (probably in communication, a major I chose after I began blogging). The thing about college is that I love learning; however I hate dealing with the financial aspect of going to school. It’s a topic I approach with dread. College is not like going to public school. In college, your mistakes can cost you quite literally. And wading through financial aid applications and loan forms can be both overwhelming and daunting- trust me, I know.

Like your physical health, your financial health must be taken quite seriously. For me, this means having a lot of questions and attempting to stay informed. However, finding answers to my questions can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. And I have been in a situation more than once where a financial aid representative has flat out refused to answer my questions, or knew as little about the process as I did. The Wells Fargo Community provides an amazing source of support for any type of college student who is looking for answers to the financial aid questions that plague them.


The Wells Fargo Community is an online forum where you can ask questions and share knowledge about financial topics. What’s great is that the Community is free – you do not need to be a Wells Fargo customer to join, and you don’t need to join to browse and learn! It’s a community that consists of students, parents, college counselors, and financial advisers – people with different backgrounds, and experiences which lends to constructive communication and a variety of perspectives.

It’s a place to get help and help others in a convenient and safe environment. I recently joined and have really enjoyed reading the discussions about financial aid and student loans. I was particularly interested in reading on whether or not student loan debt is considered a “good debt” – and whether or not it was actually credit building. It was great to see users interacting – advising on great places to find scholarships, while also warning about scholarship scams and how to spot them.

Personally, the Wells Fargo Community is an invaluable resource that I’m sure to frequent as I continue to pursue my degree. I love that there is a secure online community where I can have my educational planning questions answered – and I can also help somebody with their own questions. The thing about college is that figuring out how you’ll pay for it can be tough, but the Wells Fargo Community makes it a bit easier.


For more information about the Wells Fargo Community, please visit Wells Fargo Community’s site. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own. #WFCommunity #spon


  1. December 5, 2012 / 3:53 pm

    This sounds like a great community! I wish I had known about it when my oldest son started college. That was a confusing maze and everything I learned, I learned “trial by fire.” Now, with two in college, I’m a little more savvy, but I think I’ll check out this community anyway. Thank you for sharing!

  2. December 6, 2012 / 2:01 pm

    College is so expensive! I’m already dreading when I have 3 in college at the same time. What a great resource!

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