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 application. Over 400 colleges and universities also require the CSS Profile. This month’s Tips for Parents of Seniors article from Forbes does a great job explaining the reasons for both.

Last week we had a fantastic turn out for the Vancouver Public Schools Future U event and Westface College Planning’s breakout session. Congratulation to Chris H. from Vancouver who won our raffle! We look forward to college funding consultations with each of our new college-bound parents and students. If you were not able to schedule a consultation at the session, feel free to schedule one here.

This month’s In College News article “The Long Story of the Movement Toward College Cost Clarity” does a great job mapping out the roadmap for families to understand their expected costs of college. Westface College Planning can help you get started with your roadmap. Sign up for the November 15th college funding workshop at our office, schedule a complimentary consultation or give us a call today! It’s not too late to get the info you need to make smart college funding decisions.

All the best,
Beatrice Schultz, CFP®
Westface College Planning
WA: (360) 818-7728 | CA: (650) 587-1517a
1498 SE Tech Center Place, Ste 385
Vancouver, WA 98683

 


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Most parents are not financially prepared to enter the most expensive time period of their lives: covering their child’s college education.

Our 60-minute in-person workshops and online webinars provide vital steps you can take right now to assure you understand the cost of attendance and how you can afford college without jeopardizing your retirement.


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A pumpkin for October to celebrate FAFSA season
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Remember To File The CSS Profile Along With FAFSA For College Financial Aid

If the CSS PROFILE were a TV character, it would be Jan from The Brady Bunch. You’d hear it complaining, “Well, all day long at school I hear how great FAFSA is at this or how wonderful FAFSA did that! FAFSA, FAFSA, FAFSA!”
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the Marcia of the college application process, always grabbing the spotlight and getting the attention, so it’s no wonder the PROFILE routinely gets overshadowed. Nevertheless, it’s critical for about 400 colleges and universities as they award aid and something you don’t want to learn about at the last minute. For this post we’ll pay more attention to Jan; Marcia will have to wait.


In College News

The Long Story of the Movement Toward College Cost Clarity

Once upon a time, paying for college was a relatively simple task. Parents who could often did. Teenagers with parents who lacked either the ability or the willingness to pay worked their way through school which was easy enough to do at many schools before 1985 or so.

But then came the rising costs and student loans, of which there are countless iterations, from the federal government and state agencies and private entities. Repayment plans proliferated, too, depending on your income and professions and the type of loan you had. Andmany colleges split their own grants and discounts into those based on financial need (where the air offer is sometimes predicatable) and the ones based on academic merit (where the offers are often unpredictable).

Continue Reading the New York Times Article Here

 

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Westface College Planning is a trade name of Paceline LLC. October 2017 – Issue #70

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