Archives for January 2012

5 Steps to a Finance-Savvy Student

Heading off to college means gaining independence in several ways, and financial independence is one of the most important. Take some time to teach your student to navigate financial waters before they are on their own to avoid trouble with credit cards, overdraft fees and other tricky financial woes. Here are a few steps to take now, so you don’t … [Read more...]

Prepare Your CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE®

While the CSS PROFILE® is required for only about 20 percent of private colleges, for students applying to those schools the application can be overwhelming. Many high school guidance counselors spend most of their time preparing students for submission of the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid (which is required for all schools, … [Read more...]

6 Tips to Stay Organized with College Applications

The college application process can be overwhelming. Different schools have varying requirements and deadlines, and it can be hard to keep track of what’s due when. Organization is essential to keep everything straight and make sure that nothing slips through the cracks. Here are 6 tips to help you stay organized. 1. Find out from the start … [Read more...]

Worried About the Expense of College?

College has a way of sneaking up on parents. Are you ready? Our one-hour workshops provide parents with steps they can take right now to lower the cost of college. Are you financially prepared to enter the most expensive time period of your life? All of our workshops offer steps you can take to get started, without a sales pitch! Here are … [Read more...]

Prepare your Child for College Finances Now

Your child has navigated high school, taken the SATs, chosen a college and is looking forward to the newfound independence that college life offers. For most young people, college marks their first experience living on their own, with all the freedom and responsibility that comes along with it. As a parent, you know that they’ll learn much more … [Read more...]