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
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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…

College Decision Day Was May 1st. Congratulations!

By Westface College Planning | May 8, 2021

Hi Friend, National College Decision Day was May 1st, congratulations to all those students who’ve made their choice! Although, May 1st has long been College Decision Day for countless colleges, deadlines in June or even later aren’t…

Class of 2022 – Juniors – It’s time to Ask For a Letter of Recommendation!

By Westface College Planning | May 1, 2021

Guest blogger Harriet E. Katz is the owner/CEO of Creative Kid College Coach. This is a critical step to improve your college application! With the lack of standardized testing, colleges are putting extensive emphasis on how…

Awards, Appeals, Waitlists & Final College Selection

By Westface College Planning | April 8, 2021

Hi Friend, It’s April! Congratulations to all our seniors! College acceptances and financial aid offers have finally arrived. YOU get to choose your best academic, social, and financial fit college. Parents and students sometimes ask:…

Should You Appeal Your College Financial Aid Award?

By Westface College Planning | April 1, 2021
Students and their teacher working on a project.

You have received financial aid award letters from your colleges, but the award from your first-choice college is less than you had hoped. What can you do? Should you appeal for additional assistance? Maybe…

Emerging From the Pandemic Recession

By Westface College Planning | March 8, 2021

As Americans move forward under a new presidential administration, it’s a good time to look at what has changed, what is changing and how your student can grow from those changes.