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March 2016 Newsletter

March 2016 Newsletter March Madness! Happy March Madness! If you are the parent of a high school senior, March Madness has a new exciting definition. This March you’ll be scrambling to finish your taxes early, update your FAFSA application, plus send tax returns, special financial circumstances explanations and more to your private colleges. By the end of March, you’ll know all your college acceptances and financial aid awards and be down to your…

February 2016 Newsletter

February 2016 Newsletter Flagship Colleges Seeking Out-of-State Students Wow. It’s already February! January was a busy month for us with “How to Survive Paying for College” presentations and workshops. If you attended and would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, you can do so here. This month’s Featured Find article is interesting from two perspectives. For us…

January 2016 Newsletter

January 2016 Newsletter Welcome 2016! Workshops, FAFSA Tips & More Happy New Year! January marks the beginning of the 2016/2017 FAFSA season for high school seniors and current college students. It’s time to apply! Every college has a different deadline for the FAFSA. Some are as early as January 15th. Submit your FAFSA as soon as…

10 FAFSA Mistakes that Affect Financial Aid

This month’s Senior Scoop article is re-posted from fastweb.com. A mistake on your FAFSA can delay the processing of your application for financial aid! About 30% of all FAFSAs were selected for verification, a process intended to identify and correct common errors. Some colleges voluntarily required 100% of FAFSAs to undergo verification. If your FAFSA…

FAFSA, financial aid, college funding plan

New FAFSA Rules Start the Clock Ticking to Get Your Plan in Order before the End of 2015

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 14 or 15. College is 3 years away, but the time to start detailed planning is actually now. The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the core…

Think You’re Too Wealthy to Apply for Financial Aid? Think Again

You earn a good income, own a nice home or two, have money saved for college plus healthy retirement savings. There is no way you will qualify for need based financial aid. Why would you bother completing those cumbersome, intrusive financial aid applications? I often hear this question. Most of my clients, looking for help…