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Financial Aid Optimization For Your High School Sophomore Starts In 2020!

A two-year lookback at income for financial aid eligibility may make the process daunting. Our advice hasn’t changed: Plan your college funding now!

Be In The Know! 529 Plans and COVID-19

Have questions about how COVID-19 has affected 529 plans? In November’s newsletter, we offer some answers about what housing expenses are still covered.

What Qualifies as Section 529 Housing Expenses During COVID-19?

The global COVID-19 pandemic has presented us all with numerous new challenges, none more so than those facing students and parents. In many states, physical classrooms remain closed, leaving students, teachers and parents at the mercy of technology in ways no one could have expected. Even in states that have opened their classrooms, school buildings…

It’s Time to Start Thinking About the FAFSA and CSS Profile!

In October’s newsletter, we address how critical it is to complete the FAFSA CSS Profile application to ensure that your financial aid needs are met.

Are You Prepared for the CSS Profile?

The CSS Profile application is used primarily by participating colleges for non-government financial aid, such as institutional scholarships, grants and loans. The CSS Profile involves a more detailed questionnaire than the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), focusing on the student’s detailed financial and household information, so it’s important to understand as much as…

Finance Your Child’s College!

In September’s newsletter, we address the questions and concerns many parents have when sending their child off to college, especially during these unprecedented times.