Budgeting Tips For College Students

By Westface College Planning | September 8, 2021

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…

Four Important Budgeting Tips for Students With Summer Job Earnings

By Westface College Planning | September 1, 2021

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…

How Your House Can Impact Financial Aid

By Westface College Planning | August 8, 2021

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…

How Colleges Assess Home Equity for Financial Aid

By Westface College Planning | August 1, 2021

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,…

Thinking about a Canadian Degree?

By Westface College Planning | July 8, 2021

Hi Friend, Happy Canada Day!  Attending a Canadian university can be an excellent choice for US students who are academically focused, independent, and looking for an international education close to home. If your student…

Tips for a Financially Responsible Student

By Westface College Planning | July 1, 2021

Heading off to college means gaining independence in several ways, and financial independence is one of the most important. Take some time to teach your student to navigate financial waters before they are on…

Student Loan Interest Rates Are Rising

By Westface College Planning | June 8, 2021
College financial planning - Piggybank and blackboard

Hi Friend, It’s June! Summer is here.  A warm congratulations to our graduating Seniors.  You did it!For our rising Juniors and Seniors, the college preparation process can be overwhelming. From campus tours to letters of recommendation…

Your Guide to Federal Student Loans

By Westface College Planning | June 1, 2021

Direct loans, repayments, need-based aid, dependent status… Do these make your head spin? College finances can be a confusing endeavor. We can help clear things up, starting with explaining the difference between two of…