Are Scholarships Taxable?

By Westface College Planning | February 8, 2024
A college student contemplating her taxes.

Hi Friend, Happy Valentine’s Day! February is an excellent month to treasure your loved ones and your family’s finances. Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an important first step when figuring out…

Scholarships: Understanding the Tax Implications    

By Westface College Planning | February 1, 2024

As tax season unfolds, it’s important for college students and recent graduates to organize their financial documents and understand their potential tax obligations, especially if they have received a scholarship in the past year.…

The FAFSA Is Open!

By Westface College Planning | January 8, 2024

Hi Friend, Happy New Year! The delayed soft launch opening of the FAFSA makes for a crunched timeline, so it’s important to submit the FAFSA as soon as possible – even if you don’t think you’ll qualify for…

7 Tips for Navigating Financial Aid Award Letters  

By Westface College Planning | January 1, 2024
Red envelope with stamp.

Understanding and deciphering financial aid award letters is crucial for aspiring college students and their families when navigating the costs associated with higher education. Award letters outline the financial aid package offered by a…

Understanding Financial Aid

By Westface College Planning | December 8, 2023
Father and son looking at a laptop and smiling.

Hi Friend, Happy Holidays! We hope you get the opportunity to relax and recharge during the winter break.  The Department of Education has announced that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be…

Financial Aid Explained

By Westface College Planning | December 1, 2023

At Strategies For College, we strongly encourage parents to start planning their financial strategy for their student’s higher education before their senior year of high school. This process involves quite a bit of research and should…

5 Reasons to Apply for Financial Aid

By Westface College Planning | November 8, 2023

Hi Friend, Happy Thanksgiving! As the excitement of the holiday season begins, it may become more challenging for your student to focus on the college deadlines approaching. Setting a plan in motion is key…

5 Important Reasons to Apply for Financial Aid

By Westface College Planning | November 1, 2023

Every college-aspiring student should apply for financial aid – even those from families with higher incomes. Financial aid can provide valuable support to many students, and there are several reasons why all families should…