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August 2012: The Recession’s Affect on College Financing & More

Greetings! Happy August! As summer begins to wind down, now is the time many parents of this year’s juniors and seniors start thinking about how they’re going to pay for college. Do you have questions? Make sure you don’t miss my back-to-school college funding workshop. I’ll give you some great tools and resources to use,…

July 2012: College’s True Cost & More

Greetings! Happy July! Yes, it’s summer, but your student doesn’t need to waste these precious months. There are a lot of ways they can be preparing for college – despite being out of school. Need some ideas? Check out our “Senior Scoop” for helpful suggestions! The college planning process is full of difficult questions and…

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June 2012: Top 10 Financial Aid Tips & More

Greetings! Happy June! Is your student finishing up their Junior year? Now is the time for them to start seriously considering where they want to go to school after high school, and transition into the role of “college-bound Seniors.” Encourage your son or daughter to start thinking about how far away they want to be…

May 2012: Creating a College Budget & More

Greetings! Happy May! Most seniors have picked their college by now – Congratulations! There’s still a lot for them to do to prepare, though! Have you taught them how to manage their money? In this month’s Senior Scoop, I offer advice for teaching your teenager how to create and stick to a college budget. The…

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April 2012: Tips for Final College Selection & More

Greetings! Happy April! Now’s the time for seniors to start making decisions about which school to attend. What factors should they consider? Keep reading for some helpful advice from USNews. For those of you with students in high school, you don’t want to miss out on the extremely valuable and timely information in my College…

March 2012: Smaller Out of Pockets Costs, Updating Your FAFSA & More

Greetings! Happy March! For those of you with juniors or seniors in high school, you don’t want to miss out on the extremely valuable and timely information in my College Funding Workshops. My next one is Tuesday night at the Redwood Shores Library, so mark your calendar! Visit www.westfacecollegeplanning.com to register and to read helpful…

February 2012: Mind The Gap, Your Financial Aid Package & More

Greetings! Happy February! Now is the time to be researching private scholarships to fill the gap. Not sure what that means? Keep reading to find out and to learn 7 tips to get the best financial aid package possible. Last night’s College Funding Workshop at North Tahoe High School was great! It was a pleasure…

January 2012: Happy New Year! Last Minute FAFSA Tips & More

Greetings! Happy New Year! 2012 is here. If you have a senior in high school, that means there are just a few more months until the time spent researching, filling out applications and more comes to fruition. Can you really afford your dream school? An important step to finding out is filing your Free Application…

December 2011: All About the FAFSA Application & More

Greetings! Are you ready to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? Because the government gives aid on a first come, first serve basis, it’s important to submit your FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1. Keep reading for more details about why and our December 20th FAFSA workshop that will focus…

November 2011: When to Complete College Applications

Greetings! Is your senior finishing up his or her College Applications? It’s best to have them submitted before the Thanksgiving break, so help your child stay on track! Find out why this is so important in the “Senior Scoop” below, and keep reading to find out which college degrees are most marketable in today’s economy…