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March 2017 College Webinar

The Basics of the Federal Student Loan Debt Relief Plan  

The U.S. Department of Education announced the Federal Student Loan Debt Relief Plan on August 24, 2022. The debt relief plan has three main parts to it and many details, so here are the basics to help clarify the process.  The Last Extension of the Student Loan Repayment Pause   The final extension of the student…

FAFSA Changes & 5 Reasons Why You Should Always Apply for Financial Aid

Hi Friend, Fall is here and with it comes the financial aid application season! For parents of high school seniors and college students this signifies it’s time to get your finances all lined up and file for financial aid. At Westface College Planning we are here to help! We offer services to submit the FAFSA…

5 Reasons Why You Should Always Apply for Financial Aid  

Many people think they make too much money to consider even applying for financial aid. It is a common misconception. This misconception is one I come across often with clients, as they think if they have a higher income, have saved up money for retirement and college, or they happen to own a home or…

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Understanding Financial Aid Calculators

Hi Friend, It’s September!  Are you prepared for fall? As we ring in the new school year–whether high school or college–planning ahead remains a vital factor in staying one step ahead of the financial planning and admissions process.  The Department of Education has announced that the student loan repayment pause and interest waiver has been…

Understanding How Financial Aid Calculators Work 

For all the seniors and parents who have been on the hunt for the information needed to complete the FAFSA and CSS Profile financial aid applications, you may have come across the idea of financial aid calculators. You might also be wondering what a financial aid calculator is and just how do they work?  There…

Changes to Financial Aid may Increase Future College Costs

Hi Friend, August has arrived and summer is beginning to wind down. As kids go back to school, some parents are starting to worry about how they’ll pay for college and some about how to start paying back outstanding federal student and parent PLUS loans.  The US government has paused payments on federal student loans…