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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…

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College Costs Will Double or Triple for Many Families 

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. How the new financial aid rules will reduce affordability, plus other changes clients need to hear. Effective July 1, 2023, the…

Understanding College Funding

Hi Friend, Summer is a time for relaxation and adventures with family and friends. Time away from school is important for students and allows for a much-needed break. Summer is also a good time for your family to create a college funding plan. When it comes to easing the financial burden of paying for college,…

Understanding How College Funding Works

College financial aid pays for the difference between what a school costs to attend and the amount a family will pay from their own money. College financial aid can be a mixture of scholarships, grants, fellowships, federal work-study jobs, tuition reductions or discounts, in addition to student and parent loans. Types of Funding Available  …

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…