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Are You Ready to File Your FAFSA & CSS Profile?

Hi Friend, Fall is here! For parents of high school seniors and college students, that means it is time to get your finances in order and file for financial aid. At Westface College Planning we can help! Did you know we offer services to submit the FAFSA and CSS Profile on your behalf?  If you live in…

Looking For Ways to Cut Down on the Cost of College? Consider a WUE School.

What Exactly is the WUE? The Western Undergraduate Exchange, is a regional tuition exchange agreement whereby a resident of one of the 16 member states can go to college at a participating public institution in another WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) state, and pay 1.5 times the resident tuition of the enrolling institution….

Budgeting Tips For College Students

Hi Friend, Hurrah! The school year has officially begun! Students are busy with academic and athletic schedules. The return to a daily routine creates the perfect opportunity for families to prepare for filing the FASFA and CSS Profile on October 1. We are here to help you get your year off to the right start. We…

Four Important Budgeting Tips for Students With Summer Job Earnings

1. Stick to a savings plan A good rule of thumb is save first and spend what you have left over. Agreeing on a savings plan ahead of time will make it easier to part with a chunk of the money. A popular (and fair) budgeting technique is the 50/30/20 budget: 50% → Necessities 30%…

How Your House Can Impact Financial Aid

Hi Friend,  August is here! As the leisurely days of summer move into a bustling school year, we want to help make sure you and your student(s) are on an affordable college-bound path.  Is your student about to start their freshman year? Their first year of college is filled with new experiences that are both…

How Colleges Assess Home Equity for Financial Aid

Guest blogger Lynn O’Shaughnessy is the owner/CEO of The College Solution How colleges assess home equity for financial aid Plenty of parents worry that their home equity might hurt their child’s chances for financial aid. Luckily, at most state and private colleges and universities, the equity in your primary home is a non-issue. That’s because most schools…