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Financial Independence and the Busy Student

Financial independence.  It’s a tricky one.  Amidst deadlines and term papers, why worry?  Students should! 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 have to … [Read more...]

January 2017 Newsletter: Financial Aid Crunch Time, WUE Scholarships & More

January 2017 Newsletter Time for FAFSA & CSS Profile! Happy New Year! If you have a High School senior, and you have not yet submitted the FAFSA and CSS Profile to all their colleges, do it now! Most private college deadlines are before February 15th and this year, some were as early as January 1st. Everyone … [Read more...]

Shrink West Coast College Tuition with the Western Undergraduate Exchange

It's easy to adore the west coast, and colleges are a fundamental reason why students hold this section of the US so dearly to their hearts.  If you're thinking "I'm going to a college on the western coast" with absolute certainty, you need to fund this endeavor.  How? One of the best places to start is an initiative by the Western Interstate … [Read more...]

December Newsletter 2016: College Prices Hit New Record Highs in 2016!

December 2016 Newsletter College Prices Hit New Record Highs in 2016! Happy Holidays! December is a wonderful month for connecting with family and friends, and also the month for year-end financial aid planning. With the new FAFSA two year look-back, it's parents of Sophmores who should have their financial aid plan … [Read more...]

A Guide to Stafford Loans

Stafford loans, repayments, need-based aid, dependent status... Do these make your head spin? College finances can be a sticky--and confusing--endeavor. Fear not: We'll take out the scary parts of the biggest federal loan available: subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford loans. Traditionally, these are two most common forms of federal student … [Read more...]