Archives for March 2012

An Investment in the Future

We're excited to announce that Westface College Planning is a sponsor of the Redwood City Education Foundation’s Benefit for a Brighter Future 2012! As we’re committed to helping parents through the process of making the right financial choices for their college bound students, we see great value in helping students be better learners and keeping … [Read more...]

Grammar Do’s and Don’ts

When you communicate with a college, whether by formal application or emailed correspondence, you are adding to a picture of yourself. Think of each step as part of a job application. While you know it is essential that your application and essay portray you in the best light possible, email inquiries are important too. Naturally, you want to stand … [Read more...]

How to Make the Most of College Campus Visits

Are you planning to spend your spring break making college campus visits? Spring of junior year is a good time to check out the campuses on your short list, especially if you are considering applying for early decision. To avoid wasting time and money visiting every school on your list, do your homework first. Narrow your list to include the … [Read more...]

Pros and Cons of Private Loans

According to the College Board, in 2010 students paid for college with more than $235 billion in grants, scholarships and work-study programs, $8 billion in private student loans, and $104 billion in William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan student loans. Those numbers are only expected to rise in coming years. Most families need help covering … [Read more...]

March 2012: Smaller Out of Pockets Costs, Updating Your FAFSA & More

Greetings! Happy March! For those of you with juniors or seniors in high school, you don't want to miss out on the extremely valuable and timely information in my College Funding Workshops. My next one is Tuesday night at the Redwood Shores Library, so mark your calendar! Visit to register and to read helpful … [Read more...]