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November Newsletter 2014: How to Pay for College Workshops, PLUS Loan Caution, Get Financially Fit & More

November Newsletter 2014 It’s November, and we’re quickly approaching the much-anticipated holiday season! If you live near Davis or Belmont, get ready, because this month we are hosting “How to Pay for College” workshops in your neighborhood!  Everyone is welcome: Bring your friends and family!  Space may be limited, so please reserve your seat today. PLUS (Parent Loans for…

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Till Death (or Retirement) Do Us Part: Selecting a ‘Marriageable’ Career

Seeking a mate until the end of time: looking for an honest, reliable, intelligent companion. Would prefer a life partner to a quick fling. Must be flexible, attentive, and willing to help make ends meet. Life can be daunting, let’s weather it together. Finding the perfect job can be a lot like finding the right…

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October Newsletter 2014: Student Loan Apocalypse, CSS Profile & More

October Newsletter 2014 It’s October! Is your student considering one of the 300+ colleges that require the CSS Profile application as well as the FAFSA application to qualify for financial aid? If your answer is a definite “yes”, and your student is applying Early Action or Early Decision, make sure to check the deadline for your…

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September Newsletter 2014: Reinforcing the Value of a College Degree, How Financial Aid Formulas Work & More

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, dominant factor in staying one step ahead of the financial planning and admissions processes. Still struggling with the question of whether a college education is worth it?  This month’s Featured Find discusses new…

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Work-Study Programs Offer a Loophole in the FAFSA

If you racked up some extra cash this summer with a part-time job, you may be hurting your chances of earning more student aid via the FAFSA.  Logically, the parental income should weigh the heaviest in financial aid decisions because they make the most.  This isn’t true.  In fact, your income accounts for up to…

August 2014 Newsletter: 10 Things Your College Student Doesn’t Need & More

It’s August! While you and your students gear up for education mode, some schools have already opened their doors.  In any case, we’re here to help prepare your college-bound teen for one of the most pivotal points in their life. For those of you collecting items for college, you may not realize some are unnecessary…