Financial Tips for Going Back to School

If you’re considering going back to college to boost your credentials, you’re probably on the lookout for money-saving strategies. Here are five dollar-stretching tips to keep you at the top of your class. Fill out FAFSA If ...

The Right Way to Take Out College Loans

College loans seem like a boon for students seeking higher education, but all too often, they can become a burden. According to the nonprofit group American Student Assistance, 56 percent of young adults suffer from near-constant ...

Is an MBA Worth It?

If you’re lucky enough to be in a management position at your company, you might be thinking of giving yourself a step up in the business world by getting your Master of Business Administration graduate degree. Like any level ...
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Thank You Colonial Customers – 2021

As we bid farewell to 2021 and welcome in a new year, we want to extend a sincere thank you to all of our amazing customers and community partners. While some of the restrictions due to COVID-19 have relaxed throughout the year, ...
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Colonial Partners with Two Dallas-Fort Worth Area Organizations

Colonial has partnered with Trinity Habitat for Humanity to provide funding and home buyer education to assist low-to-moderate income families in Fort Worth. Colonial has pledged up to $2 million in working capital to allow Trinity ...

The Pros and Cons of Private Schools

One of the best ways you can ensure the success of your child today and in the future is to make their education as enriching as possible. Private schools are a reliable gateway toward higher education and a successful career, ...

Should You Take a Gap Year or go to College Right Away?

If you or a loved one are nearing the end of high school, you’ve probably got too many questions to count. One of them is likely whether to take a gap year, or a year off in between 12th grade and your first semester of college. ...

Becoming a Student After Prison

Going to prison is not and should not be a death knell for personal growth and achievement. If you or someone you know has paid your debt to society and want to move forward in your education, there are avenues available to get ...

Steering Clear of Student Aid Scams

Between sending out applications, picking a major and securing funding for your education, preparing for college can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, there’s no shortage of scammers that are ready and willing to take advantage ...

College vs. Trade School

Continuing your education after graduating from high school is a serious, personal, and complicated decision. You might automatically think college is the way to go, but then you calculate the time and money a college education ...