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How to Design a College Funding Plan 

By designing a college funding plan, you can save money on your child’s education. If you earn a higher income, or if you have significant assets, that doesn’t mean you’ll have to pay a costly amount for a college education. It’s not too late to formulate a plan, even if your students are juniors, seniors,…

Guest Podcast: How Smart Parents Find the Right School for the Right Price

Guest blogger, Lisa Marker-Robbins, is the founder of Flourish Coaching. “Be smarter about slaying the college planning dragon!” is financial planner, Beth Walker’s advice to smart parents who want to preserve their wealth, limit college debt, or both. She joins the podcast to speak about the critical components required to begin college planning to help your student get…

What Exactly is Merit Aid, and are you Eligible?

You may have heard of merit aid, or merit scholarships. Maybe you heard that it helps pay for college, but do you know how it works or how to get it? Here is what you need to know about merit aid as your student prepares for college applications. Colleges grant merit aid scholarships to students…

Your Financial Aid Award Letter: How To Decipher Your True Cost of College.

Congratulations, you are finally receiving your college acceptance letters! Getting into college is a huge achievement and a big step into the next chapter of your life. After you enjoy that initial feeling of relief, expect another piece of the puzzle to arrive. Your financial aid award letter.  If you filed the Free Application for…

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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…