Asset Shifting as a Financial Aid Strategy

By Westface College Planning | December 1, 2011

Is Asset Shifting a feasible financial aid strategy when it comes to your son or daughter’s college education? Although it’s not used frequently, in some situations this can be a valuable strategy. Asset Shifting…

4 Tax Saving Strategies for College Funding

By Westface College Planning | November 24, 2011

It seems there are as many ways to save for college as there are colleges. It pays to do some research and understand ways you can not only save for your child’s education, but…

How to Get an Athletic Scholarship

By Westface College Planning | November 17, 2011

Does your student have athletic ability? Do you think he or she might have a chance at an athletic scholarship? If so, it’s extremely important to do your homework. Here are 7 tips to…

Choose a Career, Not a Major

By Westface College Planning | November 10, 2011

Children are commonly asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and they dream of being astronauts, firefighters, doctors, teachers, etc. Although your teen might not want to be an astronaut…

November 2011: When to Complete College Applications

By Westface College Planning | November 5, 2011

Greetings! Is your senior finishing up his or her College Applications? It’s best to have them submitted before the Thanksgiving break, so help your child stay on track! Find out why this is so…

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…