Not Only FAFSA, Profile Too!

College Cost Clarity It's November! If you are a parent of a senior and you haven't applied for financial aid yet, don't wait another day to check financial aid application deadline dates for every one of your student's colleges. Every day, I talk with parents who don't realize that the FAFSA is not the only financial aid … [Read more...]

FAFSA Time!

How Americans Pay for College If you are a parent of a senior, October is that scary time of year, financial aid application time! Don't be frightened, we've got all the info you need to make the right moves. This month’s Tips for Parents of Seniors article is a must read before completing the FAFSA and CSS Profile. Check every college on your … [Read more...]

Are Private Colleges Worth It?

Private Colleges & the Sibling Factor Are private colleges worth the hefty cost? It’s September and Back to School Time for Everyone! As a parent of a college bound student, the decision whether to pay more for one college education versus another is daunting. This month’s Featured Find discusses results from last … [Read more...]

Head Of The Class

By Jerilyn Klein Bier Published September 2017 on Financial Advisor Magazine When financial planner Beth Walker’s son was born in 2002, she used the College Board’s cost calculator to project how much it would cost to send him to college. “I was literally blown away,” she says, by the $250,000 estimate. She was sure there had to be a better … [Read more...]

Parents: It’s Time for YOU to Go Back to School!

August 2017 Newsletter Parents: It's Time for YOU to Go Back to School! It’s August! Rising seniors are gearing up for their last year of high school and their parents should be polishing off any rough edges of their college funding plans. We’re here to help! Join us on August 15th for a special back to school … [Read more...]

Generation Z – Money & College

July 2017 Newsletter Generation Z - Money & College Yeah! It’s finally summer. I hope you enjoyed time with family and friends over the 4th. But summer isn't just time to vacation. Rising seniors, you are now a mere month away from college application time and 3 months away from financial aid application time. The next few … [Read more...]

2017-2018 Student Loan Rates – 4.45%

June 2017 Newsletter How to Never Pay Retail for College It's June! Warm afternoons, days spent with your toes in the sand at the beach, tossing aside winter and spring attire for jean shorts and tank tops… Yes, summer is here! Congratulations if you have a soon to be college freshmen. This summer will be a critical … [Read more...]

May 2017 Newsletter: How to Never Pay Retail for College

May 2017 Newsletter How to Never Pay Retail for College It’s May! Congratulations to all our seniors who have chosen their college for the next 4 years! For those of you who accepted at one college, but have also secured a spot on the waiting list for another college, this month's Senior Scoop shares waitlist … [Read more...]

Never Pay Retail for College

An excerpt from Never Pay Retail for College by Beth Walker. If what you thought you knew about college turned out not to be true, when would you want to know? As soon as possible? In time to do something about it? I’m so glad you’ve found this book. In these pages, I will share with you the sobering news about higher education as it exists … [Read more...]

April 2017 Newsletter: Effective Financial Appeals, Weighing Costs & College Choice

April 2017 Newsletter Should You Appeal Your Aid Offer? It’s April! Congratulations to all our seniors! College acceptances and financial aid offers have finally arrived. YOU get to choose your best academic, social, and financial fit college. Parents and students sometimes ask: Can I appeal my financial award? Yes, this option … [Read more...]