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You’ve Applied for Financial Aid. Here’s Your Next Steps

Submitting the FAFSA is a big step in the financial aid process. Yet, more often than not, there are additional forms and applications to be completed in order to help your family receive the maximum amount of financial aid. Often we forget about additional forms or supplemental applications, even if we get reminders or email…

Guide to the College Transfer Process

Guest blogger, Fred Amrein, is the founder of PayingForED Luckily, at most state and private colleges and universities, the equity in your primary With the coronavirus impacting the college experience, many families may be rethinking their college expenses or current institution. The college transfer process is not a new issue or an easy one. According to the…

Failing: Advisors’ Approach to College Planning

Guest blogger, Beth V. Walker is a wealth advisor with Carson Wealth Management, the founder of Center for College Solutions, and the author of ” Never Pay Retail for College .” This article was originally written for ReThinking65. A paradigm shift is needed for paying for college Conventional wisdom continues to fall short in arming families…

Looking For Ways to Cut Down on the Cost of College? Consider a WUE School.

What Exactly is the WUE? The Western Undergraduate Exchange, is a regional tuition exchange agreement whereby a resident of one of the 16 member states can go to college at a participating public institution in another WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) state, and pay 1.5 times the resident tuition of the enrolling institution….

Four Important Budgeting Tips for Students With Summer Job Earnings

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 part with a chunk of the money. A popular (and fair) budgeting technique is the 50/30/20 budget: 50% → Necessities 30%…

How Colleges Assess Home Equity for Financial Aid

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, at most state and private colleges and universities, the equity in your primary home is a non-issue. That’s because most schools…