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October Newsletter 2013: Money Mistakes Awaiting College Students & More

It’s October. The college application season in now in full swing! Is your student considering one of the over 400 private colleges that require a CSS Profile application as well as the FAFSA application to qualify for financial aid? If yes, and your student is applying early action or early decision, make sure to check…

September Newsletter 2013: Why Parents Shouldn’t Pay for College, Crafting a Personal Statement & More

It’s September, and just like that summer is officially over and we are back into another school year! While many were enjoying their summer, we were busy at Westface College Planning gearing up for the busy fall college planning season. With the help of our summer interns, we improved our social media outreach to help…

August Newsletter 2013: Not All College Degrees Are Created Equal & More

  Happy August from beautiful British Columbia! This email is coming to you from the Okanagen Valley. I know I’m biased (being Canadian myself), but B.C. is pretty awesome. Has your student considered any Canadian colleges in their college selection process? The University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University are two great colleges right…

July Newsletter 2013: Student Loan Rates Double & More

  Happy July! I hope everyone has a great 4th of July weekend! In this month’s Senior Scoop, learn how to maximize the IRS educational tax benefits available to you before you choose which funds to use to pay that first college bill. It’s official, student loan rates for government subsidized loans went up from…

June Newsletter 2013: College Budget: Create Your Worksheet Now & More

  Happy June! Summer is here and seniors are now graduating. But before you let your student start their summer vacation, sit them down and plan out their upcoming college budget. In this month’s Senior Scoop I give you a few easy steps to follow to make the college budget a breeze. My next webinar…

May Newsletter 2013: 6 Steps to Determine How Much to Borrow for College

  Happy May! Congratulations to all the high school seniors who have just made their final college decision! Students and parents should now be preparing a realistic college funding budget for the school year to come. Remember, preparing details now will save you time and stress when summer is over and your first college year…

April Newsletter 2013: 4 Reasons to Take a Gap Year & More

  Happy April! It is decision time for seniors! We are proud that Westface College Planning students have been offered admission and some nice award packages from numerous colleges including Beloit, Brandeis, Brown, Cal Poly, BU, Dominican, Chapman, Hampshire, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Lewis & Clark, McGill, Middlebury, Redlands, Santa Clara, St. Mary’s, Trinity, UC Berkeley,…

March Newsletter 2013: 4 Things You Need to Know About Financial Aid Awards

  Happy March! It’s officially spring and if you are a senior, it’s decision time! It’s time to weigh your college options and finalize your college funding plan. If you’re an under classmen, remember every semester is crucial, so keep your grades up! In this month’s Senior Scoop, find out 4 things you need to know…

February 2013: Steps For Student & Parents To Prepare For College

  Happy Valentine’s Day! February is a great time to focus and start applying for private scholarships. Most students find that with the rising costs of college, government and institutional financial aid may not cover all their bases. Scholarships are basically free money that could seal in those financial gaps. In this month’s Senior Scoop, find…

February Newsletter 2013: Steps For Student & Parents To Prepare For College

  Happy Valentine’s Day! February is a great time to focus and start applying for private scholarships. Most students find that with the rising costs of college, government and institutional financial aid may not cover all their bases. Scholarships are basically free money that could seal in those financial gaps. In this month’s Senior Scoop, find…