February 2012: Mind The Gap, Your Financial Aid Package & More

By Westface College Planning | February 5, 2012

Greetings! Happy February! Now is the time to be researching private scholarships to fill the gap. Not sure what that means? Keep reading to find out and to learn 7 tips to get the…

Will Your College Degree Pay Off?

By Westface College Planning | February 2, 2012

With the job market in turmoil and college tuition skyrocketing, it’s understandable that many people are concerned about the marketability of their college degree, not to mention their earning potential. Payscale.com recently released a…

5 Steps to a Finance-Savvy Student

By Westface College Planning | January 26, 2012

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…

Prepare Your CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE®

By Westface College Planning | January 19, 2012

While the CSS PROFILE® is required for only about 20 percent of private colleges, for students applying to those schools the application can be overwhelming. Many high school guidance counselors spend most of their…

6 Tips to Stay Organized with College Applications

By Westface College Planning | January 12, 2012

The college application process can be overwhelming. Different schools have varying requirements and deadlines, and it can be hard to keep track of what’s due when. Organization is essential to keep everything straight and…

Worried About the Expense of College?

By Westface College Planning | January 6, 2012

College has a way of sneaking up on parents. Are you ready? Our one-hour workshops provide parents with steps they can take right now to lower the cost of college. Are you financially prepared…

Prepare your Child for College Finances Now

By Westface College Planning | January 5, 2012

Your child has navigated high school, taken the SATs, chosen a college and is looking forward to the newfound independence that college life offers. For most young people, college marks their first experience living…

January 2012: Happy New Year! Last Minute FAFSA Tips & More

By Westface College Planning | January 5, 2012

Greetings! Happy New Year! 2012 is here. If you have a senior in high school, that means there are just a few more months until the time spent researching, filling out applications and more…