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8 Ways to Make the Most of College Visits

This spring is an ideal time to start visiting some college campuses with your college-bound high school student. Your senior will be applying to colleges with deadlines as early as November 1st, so visiting colleges before the end of their junior year is valuable. Make sure to begin this process with a concise list of…

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How Juniors Can Prepare for College

Hi Friend, Happy Valentine’s Day! February is a great time to focus and start planning for the next steps needed to prepare for college. Seniors will be receiving college acceptance letters and financial aid awards over the next few months. Even with planning, many families are shocked and overwhelmed by the actual full cost of…

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10 Ways High School Juniors Can Prepare for College  

It is never too early to start preparing for college. For juniors in high school, now is a reasonable time to start thinking about college admissions, as this year is when they can really start to engage in active college preparation. Junior year can be a busy time, especially for those who are planning to…

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Student Loan Borrowers in Limbo

Hi Friend, Happy New Year! 2023 is upon us with the promise of a fresh start. Along with setting your resolutions, now is an ideal time to tackle those college planning goals which ensure you and your family are financially prepared for this next stage of life.  In 2023, the Internal Revenue Service will be…

Student-Loan Borrowers Remain in Limbo  

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. With student loan forgiveness on shaky ground, families need clarity and some confidence boosters. Student loan forgiveness is a complicated topic…

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The Benefits of Community College & Student Loan Updates 

Hi Friend, December is here and with it comes the gathering of friends and family to celebrate together. As you prepare to settle in for the holidays, make sure you take the time to enhance your 2022 end-of-year college financial planning.  One way to optimize your college funding plans is to make sure it’s protected…