April 1st is approaching quickly and it's important to finalize your tax strategies. If you've paid tuition in 2014 for your student's 2015 classes, you can choose whether to accept a deduction or tax credit on your 2014 or 2015 returns. Keep in mind that the Tuition and Fees deduction currently allowed for up to $4,000 per student expired at … [Read more...]
Welcome to Westface College Planning
If you are a typical parent with college bound students, you’re probably overwhelmed by all the research necessary to help your sons and daughters make the right choices and prevent overpaying for their education.
You are not alone!
Get the facts. Educate yourself to potentially save tens of thousands of dollars on a single college education. Parents of more than one child heading to college in the next few years, can save even more.
At Westface College Planning we work with families to help you plan for and navigate the “paying for college” process. We teach you how to minimize your out-of-pocket expenses, maximize financial aid eligibility, understand the best way to navigate through the college selection process and prioritize your sources of college funds to protect your life savings!
The college planning process is full of difficult questions and potentially expensive pitfalls. Whether your student is already in college, is a senior in high school or just starting their elementary school years, planning for college can never start too early. Reserve a seat in one of our workshops to take the first step on the path to creating a clear college funding plan that will not jeopardize your retirement.
Are you ready to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? Because the government and colleges give aid on a first come, first serve basis, it’s important to be submit as early as possible. Unfortunately, a single (seemingly harmless) mistake on your FAFSA can delay processing for weeks, moving your application behind the … [Read more...]
Did you know up to 70% of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) applications are either incomplete or have errors? This causes delays in processing, or worse, denial of aid that should be approved? Completing the FAFSA correctly can help you significantly lower the rising cost of college. But if completed incorrectly, it can … [Read more...]
December Newsletter 2014 It's December! Before taking that first winter sleigh ride, set aside some time this month to review your college financial plan. If you have a senior, it's time to prepare for the FAFSA, which will be available in less than a month. If you have a junior, only a few weeks remain to clean up your finances … [Read more...]
Seniors: Do you love nothing more than to strap on your athletic uniform and practice your favorite sport? Do you think you might have a shot at an athletic scholarship? If so, it’s extremely important to do your research. Here are some general tips to find out if an athletic scholarship is right for you: Start early. The National Collegiate … [Read more...]