529 Plan Basics: Pros, Cons and Strategies

By Westface College Planning | November 3, 2011

One strategy that many families use to save for college is to invest in a 529 plan. What is it? A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged savings plan designed to encourage saving for future…

Top 8 Financial Aid Planning Tips

By Westface College Planning | October 27, 2011

We all know college can be expensive. How can you begin preparing for your child’s education now? Texas A&M University offers a lot of great financial aid planning tips for parents on their site.…

Federal Student Loan Default Rates: What You Need to Know

By Westface College Planning | October 20, 2011

It’s no secret this is a tough economy for recent college graduates. Jobs are scarce and tuition costs are high. In fact, according to the Department of Education (ED) federal student loan default rates…

Is Your Student a Junior in High School? Start to Plan Your College Funding Now

By Westface College Planning | October 13, 2011

Have you started planning for college yet? It might seem early to have a college funding plan in place if your daughter or son is only 15 or 16, especially as feels like college…

October 2011: Getting the Best Financial Aid Package

By Westface College Planning | October 5, 2011

Greetings! I’m excited to introduce my brand new e-newsletter! I’ll be sending it out monthly to share helpful information and tips about the college planning process. I hope you find it useful and pass…