Choosing a College Major

By Westface College Planning | April 8, 2024

Hi Friend, It’s April! This spring, the college decision timeline is very different due to the many FAFSA delays. High school seniors will likely start receiving their financial aid offers mid-April. As a result,…

Does Your Teen’s College Major Choice Matter In Admissions?     

By Westface College Planning | April 1, 2024

By Beatrice Schultz (Westface College Planning) and Lisa Marker-Robbins (Flourish Coaching) If you’re the parent of a college-bound teenager, you know all too well the mix of excitement and anxiety that comes with planning…

Which Colleges Offer the Most Merit Aid?

By Westface College Planning | March 8, 2024

Hi Friend, It’s March, and spring is just around the corner!  If you have a high school senior, it’s getting close to college decision time. March is typically when high school seniors start to…

Unlocking Opportunities: Colleges Offering the Most Merit Aid     

By Westface College Planning | March 1, 2024
A group of students lined on a lawn in front of a college.

One of the biggest concerns for most college-bound students and their families when planning for college is the cost of attending. Fortunately, there are other options besides taking out student loans to help pay…

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…