Dave von Fintel

Filmmaker/Photographer specializing in Aerial Cinematography


  • Filmmaker specializing in Aerial Cinematography2014 - Present

    Kansas City, MO

    I'm taking my creative skills to new heights - piloting a UAV to produce dramatic aerial video/photo solutions as well as producing & editing conventional video for a variety of industries.

  • Freelance Creative Director2012 - 2014


  • Web Development Director2004 - 2012

    Rockhurst University

  • Creative Director1999 - 2004

    Rockhurst University

  • Art Director1998 - 1999

    Rockhurst University

  • Graphic Designer1997 - 1998

    GB Design


  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Graphic Design1991 - 1996

    University of Missouri

  • Graphic Design, Photography & Video Production1995 - 1996

    University of Tasmania School of Art, Australia


  • “Dave has exceptional skills as a designer and web developer. As his supervisor for several years, I found him to be a joy to work with, and a great team player. He is a problem-solver who finds a solution to every challenge. I would not hesitate to hire him again.”

    Rosita McCoy, Senior VP - KU Endowment Association

  • “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Dave on many projects. He’s always able to bring a fresh perspective to every job. His positive personality and openness to trying new things, makes working with him a very fun & collaborative event.”

    Mark McDonald, Owner - Mark McDonald Photography

  • “I worked with Dave for several years while employed at gb Design. Dave and I collaborated on a variety of design projects and I always found him to be easy to work with and valued the ideas and professionalism he brought to the table. Since that time, my agency has had the pleasure to work with Dave and his team at Rockhurst as a vendor providing online development solutions and consulting to Rockhurst University. Dave continues to provide impressive direction and management skills to the projects we have conducted with him and his team.”

    Ryan Lorei, Owner - Voltage Creative

  • “In the seven years Dave and I worked together, I watched him consistently come up with effective, creative solutions for various print, web and video projects. He stays on top of design trends and web standards, and everything he touches looks refined and professional. He has exceptional talent and lots of ideas, which made him a valuable member of our team.”

    Jamie Swearingen, UX Copywriter - Garmin International

  • “I have hired Dave may times for his expert graphic design services, and have also brought him in as a consultant on several high profile web design and development projects. Dave's ability to listen to my client's needs, and his ability to translate their ideas into reality are second to none.”

    Matt Couch, Real Estate Analyst - Hopkins Appraisal Services


  • • CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education): Silver Award
- '09, Excellence in Multimedia: Single Web Page (Ready for Rockhurst) 
- Bronze - '02, Rockhurst University Alumni Magazine 
- Silver - '01, Rockhurst University Alumni Magazine
 - Gold - '00, Rockhurst University Alumni Magazine Cover 
- Silver - '00, Rockhurst University Campus Banners 
• Web Marketing Association's Web Awards Judge - '08 
• JAA (Jesuit Advancement Administrators): '06 - Award of Merit: Multimedia, Admission Pages 
• Internet Advertising Competition '05 - Best Education Integrated Ad Campaign - Rockhurst Website 
• Center for Digital Education: '05 Best of the Web 2nd place, Rockhurst University 
• Web Marketing Association: '05 Best Education Internet Advertising Award, Rockhurst University 
• American Association of Webmasters: '04 Silver Award, Rockhurst University 
• Mead Papers: Certificate of Excellence in the Graphic Arts - Rockhurst University, 1999 Annual Report

Visit Instagram/davevonfintel for frequently updated shots. Some of my work features footage that may be purchased as stock video or photo.


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Graduates can save more money than ever as fixed student loan refinance rates set record low

See if you meet the eligibility requirements for student loan refinancing

Fixed student loan refinance rates set a new record low during the week of Dec. 13, which means that borrowers have the opportunity to reduce their monthly payments, pay off their loans faster and save more money on their college debt. ( iStock )

Fixed student loan refinance rates have fallen to a new record low, giving borrowers the opportunity to save more money on their student debt than ever before.

Interest rates on 10-year fixed-rate refinance loans averaged 3.33% for the week of Dec. 13, according to Credible. This is the lowest fixed student loan rates have been since Credible started collecting this data in .

Variable interest rates for the 5-year refinancing term rose significantly during the same week, to 2.82%. Still, the variable rate is much lower than it was during the same time last year, when they were 3.20% on average.

With student loan refinance rates at historic lows, student loan borrowers have the opportunity to reduce their monthly payments, pay off their debt faster and save money on total borrowing costs over the life of the loan. 

Keep reading to learn more about refinancing to a private student loan. Browse student loan refinance rates from private lenders in the table below, and visit Credible to see refinancing offers tailored to you without impacting your credit score.

How to qualify for student loan refinancing

Student loan refinancing is when you take out a new loan to repay your current student debt with better terms, such as a lower interest rate. There are many private student loan lenders that offer refinancing, and the process can be done completely online. 

When you refinance your student loan debt, your loan amount will stay the same, but your other terms will likely change. It may also be possible to move all of your loans into one monthly payment with student loan consolidation. You can choose a shorter loan term to pay off your student debt faster, or you can opt for a longer-term loan to lower your monthly payments. 

  • Responsible financial history. Borrowers with a good credit score and low debt-to-income ratio will have the best chance at qualifying for student loan refinancing at a low interest rate. Borrowers with bad credit could consider enlisting the help of a creditworthy cosigner to qualify for student loan refinancing.
  • Loan repayment terms. Larger loans may come with higher interest rates – plus, you’ll be paying more in interest over time since it’s assessed on a larger amount. Shorter loans will typically offer lower interest rates, while longer loan terms will cost more to borrow over time.
  • Type of interest rate. Fixed-rate loans tend to come with higher rates, since borrowers can lock in their rate for the entirety of the loan term. Variable-rate loans tend to offer lower rates, which may rise or fall over the life of the loan depending on market conditions.

You can compare student loan rates on Credible for free with a soft credit pull, then use a student loan calculator to determine how much you can save by refinancing.

Should you refinance federal student loans?

Refinancing may help some borrowers lock in a lower rate on their college debt, but there are a few things federal student loan borrowers should know before switching to a private loan.

Interest rates are set differently. car title loans Alaska city Federal student loan rates are fixed across all borrowers depending on when the loan was originated, whereas private student loan interest rates vary by lender depending on a borrower’s creditworthiness. Plus, private lenders tend to offer rate discounts, such as an interest rate reduction for setting up automatic payments (sometimes called an Autopay discount).

Borrowers with a high credit score and a low debt-to-income ratio may qualify for a lower interest rate through a private lender, but it depends on the fixed federal student loan rate when the loan was disbursed. Here are the current federal student loan interest rates for loans disbursed between :

  • Undergraduate Direct Loans: 3.73%
  • Graduate Direct Loans: 5.28%
  • Parent and Graduate Direct PLUS Loans: 6.28%

Private student loan lenders don’t charge refinancing fees. When you borrowed your federal loan, you likely had to pay a one-time loan fee that was a portion of the total loan amount. Federal Direct Loans disbursed on or after were assessed a loan fee of 1.057%. Direct PLUS loans disbursed during the same time period have a loan fee of 4.228%

Private student loans aren’t eligible for federal benefits. By refinancing to a private student loan, federal student loan borrowers are waiving several federal loan protections like income-driven repayment plans, administrative forbearance and select student loan forgiveness programs. Federal student loan payments are currently paused through , which means that refinancing your federal loans into a private loan now would mean you have to resume monthly payments upon approval.

Still, it might be wise to lock in a private student loan refinance rate while rates are at record lows. Visit Credible to see your student loan refinancing offers, so you can determine if it’s worth it to refinance your federal student loan debt.