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How to Choose an Affordable College

April marks the arrival of college acceptance letters. For students, this is a time of excitement as they begin moving toward their future. For parents, it is an opportune time to review college budgets and ensure your funding plan is affordable and on track. We’re happy to help! Costly Mistakes Parents Need to Avoid We understand that…

Designing a College Financial Plan for Juniors & Beyond

It’s March! In a few short weeks, we’re officially diving into spring! Where do high school juniors start their college plan? Before anything else, it’s important to set some time aside to outline your game plan. Here’s are 5 to-dos for your junior before senior year begins. How to write a great financial aid appeal letter For…

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Award Letters: Understanding Your True Cost of College

It’s February! As we enter the month of Valentines, don’t forget to share the love for your finances. Do your financial aid award letters make sense? Award letters are infamous for their complexity, jargon, and aversion to telling you the “true” cost you’ll end up paying. If you’re scratching your head in bewilderment after seeing one of…

What to Look for After Submitting Your FAFSA & CSS Profile

It’s January! Happy New Year from all of us at Westface College Planning! Do you have any resolutions to tackle? Let’s make 2019 a financially fit year! See if you’re missing anything that’ll prevent you from getting financial aid The FAFSA and CSS Profile aren’t the only financial aid requirements you should have on your…

College Tax Breaks and Tips for Filing

It’s December! As you round up your end-of-year to-dos, we want to share with you a few college related tips to consider while planning your 2018 tax filing. Be sure to check with your tax professional to confirm whether any of these tips apply to your tax situation. College Tax Breaks Are you making the…

Merit Aid: What You Need to Know

November is here! While you’re getting prepped for Turkey Day, it’s prime time for college application season, and merit aid is one of the best ways to get free funding for college. Merit Aid 101 What is merit aid? If you want to get the most out of merit scholarships, what do colleges look for?…