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Award Letters in 2017

7 Tips to Unraveling Financial Award Letters

Award letters are notoriously complex.  They’re riddled with finance terms and non-standard abbreviations.  You’re left thinking, “So what do I REALLY owe?” It’s with good reason, but the process becomes far less convoluted when you break down the individual pieces. Master the formula.  As you sift through these award letters, it’s important to figure out what financial…

February 2017 Newsletter: How Do Income and Assets Impact Aid?

February 2017 Newsletter College Prices Hit New Record Highs in 2016! It’s already February! 2017 is a new year, with new rules for college financial aid application deadlines and awards. Many colleges’ financial aid deadlines are earlier than previous years! If you have a High School senior, and you have not yet submitted the FAFSA and…

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Shrink West Coast College Tuition with the Western Undergraduate Exchange

It’s easy to adore the west coast, and colleges are a fundamental reason why students hold this section of the US so dearly to their hearts.  If you’re thinking “I’m going to a college on the western coast” with absolute certainty, you need to fund this endeavor.  How? One of the best places to start…

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December Newsletter 2016: College Prices Hit New Record Highs in 2016!

December 2016 Newsletter College Prices Hit New Record Highs in 2016! Happy Holidays! December is a wonderful month for connecting with family and friends, and also the month for year-end financial aid planning. With the new FAFSA two year look-back, it’s parents of Sophmores who should have their financial aid plan solidified before 2017 starts (the…

November Newsletter

November 2016 Newsletter: Canadian Universities, Cheapest Out-of-State Colleges & More!

It’s November! The college application season is in full swing for seniors. For any seniors (or juniors) still looking to add some financially and academically ‘safe’ schools to their list, check out our Senior Scoop for U.S.News’ “10 Universities With the Cheapest Out-of-State Tuition”. Don’t forget to look outside the US for great higher learning for a…

October 2016 Newsletter: It’s FAFSA & CSS Profile Time!

Greetings! It’s October, the NEW Financial Aid month! When it comes to financial aid articles, the FAFSA is mentioned everywhere but the CSS Profile is often left out. Many families are not aware that “… if your child is considering any of the top colleges this country is blessed with, it’s the CSS Profile aid…