When Does FAFSA Open?

When Does FAFSA Open?

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If you are looking to receive financial aid, or even simply the Federal Direct Student Loan or a Federal Parent PLUS Loan, you will need to fill out the Free…
Does Everyone Get Financial Aid?

Does Everyone Get Financial Aid?

Financial Aid
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room that we all wonder and worry about when we are going through our child’s college admissions journey. Does everyone get financial aid?…
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Financial Aid – The Elephant in the Room

Financial Aid

A significant topic of discussion is, and should be, financial aid. You would be surprised how many students and parents hesitate at that, maybe too proud, not wanting to deal with the realities, or the desire to go to a particular school is so great that dollars aren’t even discussed, until late in the game.

11 Misconceptions-About-Paying-for-College

11 Misconceptions About Paying for College

Financial Aid

This Washington Post article on financial aid and the misunderstandings that many families have is intensely time appropriate as many students begin to receive their financial aid award letters, make the decision on which college they are going to attend this Fall and how they are going to pay for it.

Private Scholarships

Private Scholarships

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Private Scholarships I am asked the question and get calls asking about the search for scholarships outside of the federal or state government and the college’s themselves. 95% of aid,…
Financial Aid Fact

Financial Aid Fact and Fiction

Financial Aid
Financial Aid Fact and Fiction MYTH: The best way to get money to pay for college is to search for those not well-known awards that go unclaimed each year. FACT:…
Transfer 529 Plan to another child

Transfer 529 Plan to Another Child

Financial Aid

Did you know that if you don’t use all of the funds in one of your children’s 529 accounts, you can transfer the remaining funds over to another one of your children, with no penalty nor tax implications, as long as it is used for qualifying higher education expenses?

Financial Aid Fine Print

Financial Aid

Here is an article from the Chronicle of Higher Education that speaks to the differing views colleges have on how they define a families need and what moneys they are willing and able to give to meet that need.