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Good College Planning is Good Retirement Planning

Hi Friend, November is here! The holiday season is just around the corner. The past 20 months of the COVID-19 pandemic have been tough for many. The COVID 19 Emergency Relief Package has offered relief for students and families in the form of student loan interest forgiveness, tuition assistance and emergency grants. Check out StudentAid.gov for a list of…

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…

Sad looking graduate student reviewing debt.

Are You Ready to File Your FAFSA & CSS Profile?

Hi Friend, Fall is here! For parents of high school seniors and college students, that means it is time to get your finances in order and file for financial aid. At Westface College Planning we can help! Did you know we offer services to submit the FAFSA and CSS Profile on your behalf?  If you live in…

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….

Budgeting Tips For College Students

Hi Friend, Hurrah! The school year has officially begun! Students are busy with academic and athletic schedules. The return to a daily routine creates the perfect opportunity for families to prepare for filing the FASFA and CSS Profile on October 1. We are here to help you get your year off to the right start. We…

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%…