529 Plans are not the only option

As many college-bound families are aware, President Obama held a college-themed State of the Union address regarding 529 Plans on Tuesday, January 20th.  He announced the intended strategy to reduce complexities surrounding educational tax credits, with the goal to reduce the cost of college for middle-class families.  His argument was that “unfair loopholes” generally aid…

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College Financing & Budgeting

Your child has navigated high school, taken the SATs, chosen a college and looks forward to the new-found independence that college life offers.  For most young people, college marks their first experience living on their own, with all the freedom and responsibility that comes along with it. As a parent, you know that they’ll learn…

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FAFSA4caster

Families harboring upcoming or future college-bound students are unquestionably aware that the FAFSA season kicked off a couple of weeks ago: January 1st 2015. As you gather vital information and documents (such as household income) for the FAFSA, it may lend you a small peace of mind to get a general idea of your potential…

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Seniors: As you map out the timeline of your post-graduation time, have you considered the possibility of embracing a gap year? Commonly adopted by British and Australian students, a gap year promotes rejuvenation of the mind and time to align goals—specifically landing on a curricular and career path.  Benefits certainly lie in jumpstarting your college…

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Stay Organized During College Applications (Picture of Folder)

We know the college application process can be overwhelming.  Different schools have varying requirements and deadlines, and it can be hard to keep track of what’s due when.  It’s essential to stay consistently organized and keep everything straight.  That way you can make 100% sure nothing slips through the cracks.  Here are 6 quick tips…

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