7 Financial Aid Planning Tips You Need To Know

College can be expensive, and with rising tuition costs parents and students need to be financially prepared to make sound decisions based on what they can afford. A good place to begin researching to prepare for your child’s education costs is with online resources like FinAid! and Texas A&M University, which offer financial aid planning tips … [Read more...]

How to Choose an Affordable College

April marks the arrival of college acceptance letters. For students, this is a time of excitement as they begin moving toward their future. For parents, it is an opportune time to review college budgets and ensure your funding plan is affordable and on track. We're happy to help! Costly Mistakes Parents Need to AvoidWe understand that … [Read more...]

Designing a College Financial Plan for Juniors & Beyond

It's March! In a few short weeks, we’re officially diving into spring!Where do high school juniors start their college plan? Before anything else, it’s important to set some time aside to outline your game plan. Here's are 5 to-dos for your junior before senior year begins.How to write a great financial aid appeal letterFor seniors, … [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...]

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...]