How Americans Pay for College

If you are a parent of a senior, October is that scary time of year, financial aid application time! Don’t be frightened, we’ve got all the info you need to make the right moves.

This month’s Tips for Parents of Seniors article is a must read before completing the FAFSA and CSS Profile. Check every college on your student’s list as some deadlines are as early as November 1!

We will be supporting Vancouver Public Schools Future U event. Come by to visit our booth and join me for my breakout session at 6:40 pm on October 25th.

We are excited to introduce Judy Gjesdal, the newest member of the Westface College Planning team. With her on our team, and our recent implementation of an online interactive College Family Care Center, we are equipped to grow our outstanding services for our clients.

Your Tackling the Runaway Costs of College Solution has been expanded to now include council, review and filing of the FAFSA and CSS/Profile applications each year until your student graduates from college.

At Westface College Planning we can help your family! It’s not too late (parents of seniors are welcome). Sign up for the college funding workshop, schedule a complimentary consultation or give us a call today!

All the best,
Beatrice Schultz, CFP®
Westface College Planning
WA: (360) 818-7728 | CA: (650) 587-1517a
1498 SE Tech Center Place, Ste 385
Vancouver, WA 98683

College Funding Workshops & Webinars

Most parents are not financially prepared to enter the most expensive time period of their lives: covering their child’s college education.

Our 60-minute in-person workshops and online webinars provide vital steps you can take right now to assure you understand the cost of attendance and how you can afford college without jeopardizing your retirement.

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Oct. 25 at 6:40pm

FutureU Breakout session at
Hudson’s Bay High School

1601 E McLoughlin Blvd. Vancouver, WA
No Registration Required

Nov. 15 at 6:30 pm

Westface College Planning Workshop
1498 SE Tech Center Place, Ste 385, Vancouver, WA

Registration Required – Click here to reserve your spot

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Get the info you need from the comfort of home.

Join our live online webinar with the same great info as our in-office presentations and ask all your questions!

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Tips for Parents of Seniors

Spooky October kicks off the Financial Aid Application Season

Forget the goblins of Halloween or even the fact that many of the big stock market crashes occur during the month of October. Now there is another reason to dread the spooky month of October — it’s time to complete the dreaded the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

I am exaggerating, slightly, but as of October 1 families will be able to start the process of applying for college funding for students attending school in academic year 2018-2019. FAFSA is the gateway document because it is used to determine how much students and their families qualify to receive in terms of college grants, scholarships and loans.

Future U Fair

We’ll be here! Attend our session!

The Second Annual Future U Fair at Vancouver Public Schools in partnership with Washington State GEAR UP!

Oct 25, 2017
Hudson’s Bay High School
Westface College Planning Breakout Session
at 6:40pm

In College News

The Surprising Truth About How the Average American Family Pays for College

The average American spent $23,757 on college in 2017. People paid the most in the Northeast ($35,431) and the least in the West ($19,181).

Although those numbers are interesting, they’re not the most surprising part of Sallie Mae’s annual How America Pays for College study. They’re not the most important, either. Let’s dive into the results of study, as well as a few lessons you can use when figuring out how to pay for college.

Meet Judy Gjesdal – Client Service Specialist

Judy brings over 25 years of direct financial aid experience with a focus on service to students and higher education to the Westface College Planning team.

Prior to joining Westface College Planning, she held positions in Financial Aid departments in private and public colleges.

Most recently she was the Director of Financial Aid at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. She has also held positions at University of Western States, Marylhurst University, and Lewis & Clark College.

Judy has been a member of the Oregon Association of Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA) since 1996.

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Westface College Planning is a trade name of Paceline LLC. October 2017 – Issue #70

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