Do Higher Discounts Help Out Students or Colleges?

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Private Colleges are Offering Discounts at Historic Levels

Did you know private school discounts are at an all-time high? Tuition and fees are 44.2% for all undergraduates and 49.1% for first-time, full-time freshman. But does that weigh in favor of the students, or colleges?

Why That Summer Job Won’t Hurt Financial Aid

Good news for working students! If they’re worried about the impact of their summer gig on financial aid, it won’t affect the eligibility of most students. Before their earnings are counted as income, they’d need to make $6,570 for the 2018-19 school year.

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As your student basks in the bliss of summer vacation, it’s the perfect opportunity to get them ahead of the planning game. Sign up for a complimentary college funding consultation or educational webinar with me today!

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Tips for Parents of Seniors

Why That Summer Job Won’t Hurt Financial Aid

By Carmen Reinicke ● Published on CNBC

It’s a pretty common question heard from college students who work during school or over the summer: “Will my income affect my eligibility for scholarships or aid?”

For most students, the answer is no.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, the form that colleges and universities use to determine a student’s need for financial aid, has protections in place for student earnings. For the 2018-19 school year, the amount a student can earn before it is counted as income is $6,570.

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In College News

Private Colleges are Offering Discounts at Historic Levels

By Jillian Berman ● Published on MarketWatch

Now is a great time to find a (relative) bargain on a private college education.

The share of tuition and fee revenue these schools are devoting to grants rose to its highest level ever in the 2016 to 2017 academic year — 44.2% for all undergraduates and 49.1% for first-time, full-time freshman — according to a report released Monday by the National Association of College and University Business Officers or NACUBO, a membership organization representing 2,100 colleges and universities.

The high levels of discounting means that almost all freshman attending these schools are getting some kind of deal; roughly 88% of first-time full-time freshmen at these schools received some sort of grant.

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