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Federal Student Loan Interest Rates Up 1%

Hi Friend, June and summer are finally here. We want to wish our graduating seniors a huge congratulations!  There is more good news. With the current job market, your college graduate shouldn’t struggle to find a job after school. This can be an exciting and overwhelming time for recent graduates, but with proper planning and…

Federal Student Loan Interest Rates Going Up More Than 1% for 2022-23

Federal college loans are about to become more expensive. Federal student loan interest rates are increasing this summer by more than one percentage point. The new rates will take effect on July 1, 2022.  Federal Loan Interest Rates The Direct Subsidized Loans and Direct Unsubsidized Loans for undergraduate degrees will increase to 4.99 percent. Direct…

Do You Know How to Design a College Funding Plan?

Hi Friend, Happy May! The 1st of May was an important deadline for most students to select which college they’ll attend. Congratulations to those students who’ve taken this transformational step by choosing a college!  Are you a student who has been offered a place on the waitlist at your top school? The good news is…

How to Design a College Funding Plan 

By designing a college funding plan, you can save money on your child’s education. If you earn a higher income, or if you have significant assets, that doesn’t mean you’ll have to pay a costly amount for a college education. It’s not too late to formulate a plan, even if your students are juniors, seniors,…

Finding the Right School for the Right Price & Financial Aid Appeals

Hi Friend, It’s April! Congratulations to all our seniors! College acceptances and financial aid offers have finally arrived. YOU get to choose your best academic, social, and financial fit college. If your student’s best-fit college did not award them as much financial aid as you had expected or hoped for, it’s often worth a shot…

Guest Podcast: How Smart Parents Find the Right School for the Right Price

Guest blogger, Lisa Marker-Robbins, is the founder of Flourish Coaching. “Be smarter about slaying the college planning dragon!” is financial planner, Beth Walker’s advice to smart parents who want to preserve their wealth, limit college debt, or both. She joins the podcast to speak about the critical components required to begin college planning to help your student get…