Award Letters: Understanding Your True Cost of College

It's February! As we enter the month of Valentines, don’t forget to share the love for your finances. Do your financial aid award letters make sense? Award letters are infamous for their complexity, jargon, and aversion to telling you the “true” cost you’ll end up paying. If you’re scratching your head in bewilderment after seeing one of … [Read more...]

Surprise! Your financial aid award letter doesn’t make sense. Here’s how to measure your true cost of college.

Getting college acceptance letters is a huge relief. It’s no longer a guessing game. Once you've celebrated, expect another piece of the puzzle to arrive. Your financial aid award letter. Trouble is, they’re not as straightforward as an acceptance letter. Either you’re in or not. With award letters, colleges tend to use their own vocabulary, … [Read more...]

Dare 2B Digital Conference 2019

We’re excited to announce Beatrice Schultz, CFP® is hosting a paying for college workshop at the Dare 2B Digital Conference 2019, an opportunity for students in grades 7-10 (and their parents!) to spend a day interacting and learning with Silicon Valley technology professionals. Join us at Dare 2B Digital for a day of opportunity and … [Read more...]

What to Look for After Submitting Your FAFSA & CSS Profile

It's January! Happy New Year from all of us at Westface College Planning! Do you have any resolutions to tackle? Let's make 2019 a financially fit year! See if you're missing anything that'll prevent you from getting financial aid The FAFSA and CSS Profile aren't the only financial aid requirements you should have on your radar. Colleges may … [Read more...]

So You’ve Applied for Financial Aid. Now What?

You’ve submitted the FAFSA. Now all you have to do is wait for the financial aid offers, right? Not always. Often we forget about additional forms or supplemental applications, even if we get reminders or email notifications. Missing a requirement or deadline may cost your family free federal and institutional financial aid. To be one-hundred … [Read more...]