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College Application Season & the CSS Profile

Hi Friend, It’s October, and fall is in the air!   This year, there are some substantial changes coming to the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) stemming from the FAFSA Simplification Act. The projected availability to file the FAFSA for the 2024-25 award year will be delayed to December 2023. The updates to the FAFSA include a complete…

Guest Podcast: How the CSS Profile Could Impact What You Pay for College with Beatrice Schultz

Guest blog featuring: Lisa Marker Robbins, founder of Flourish Coaching with Beatrice Schultz, owner of Westface College Planning. In this episode, Lisa and Beatrice discuss: Key Takeaways:  “It is a time to have a real consciousness about these $1,000 here and $1,000 there – it’s a huge amount of money.” – Beatrice Schultz About Beatrice Schultz: Beatrice…

Seniors College Prep Checklist

Hi Friend, It’s September, the school year has officially begun! As your family returns to regular routines and your student is one year closer to college, now is a good time to review your college financial plan. If you have saved money in a 529 college savings plan, these are the first funds you should…

Preparing for College: A High School Seniors Checklist  

For high school seniors with college in their sights, getting prepared for this next chapter of life is key to success. Keeping up to date with deadlines and requirements can be a big undertaking for students and their family members. By using our college prep checklist, they can stay on track and be ready to…

Student Loan Entrance Counseling & Repayment

Hi Friend, As the laid-back days of summer vacation start to wind down, August reminds us that it’s time to start preparing for the school year ahead. For some rising high school seniors, this also means gearing up for college and filling out applications.  Completing the Common Application is one step in the college application…

Preparing for Federal Student Loan Repayment

5 Steps to Prepare for Student Loan Repayment: Contact Us – Westface College Planning