Think You’re Too Wealthy to Apply for Financial Aid? Think Again


You earn a good income, own a nice home or two, have money saved for college plus healthy retirement savings. There is no way you will qualify for need based financial aid. Why would you bother completing those cumbersome, intrusive financial aid applications? I often hear this question. Most of my clients, looking for help with college … [Read more...]

A Look Inside Early Decision & Early Action Options

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Westface College Planning welcomes guest blogger Peter Van Buskirk, Founder and President of Best College Fit (BCF), a website that promotes a healthy, student-centered, college-going process for families of all backgrounds. Applying Early Decision (ED) and Early Action (EA) are increasingly popular options for college applicants. The following … [Read more...]

College Fairs 101

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Westface College Planning welcomes guest blogger, Lisa Marker-Robbins, the owner/CEO of Learning Enrichment & Assistance Program, LLC (LEAP). Fall is a common time for college fairs. Juniors and seniors, even sophomores, can connect with dozens of colleges in well fell swoop. However, it’s essential to be planned out before the fair to make … [Read more...]

October 2015 Newsletter: CSS Profile, FAFSA Changes & More


October 2015 Newsletter CSS Profile, FAFSA Changes & More It's October! The financial aid application season has officially begun. The 2016 CSS Profile is NOW available. Seniors applying either early decision or early action at any of the 300 colleges that require it may have a deadline as early as November 1st for … [Read more...]

The CSS/Financial Aid Profile is Available Now!


Seniors: The CSS/Financial Aid Profile is Available Now! The CSS Profile is the form YOU need to complete to qualify and maximize nonfederal financial aid from the almost 300 colleges who require it. While not as commonly used as the FAFSA, for those colleges that do use it, completing the CSS Profile is a requirement to qualify for any … [Read more...]