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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs – Summer, Intern & New Grad Guide

Summer has arrived! High school graduates are pondering their futures, college students are choosing next semester’s classes, and graduates are on the search for their first job out of college. With the break from studies, many students seek summer jobs or internships. Below I’m sharing 3 summer job benefits for students who help pay for their education. If you are…

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Important Money Skills For Your Student & More!

With spring in full swing and the school year soon coming to an end, there is a sense of renewal and new beginnings as we move closer to the warmth and sunshine summer brings.  With the potential for earnings from summer jobs, now is a good time to begin teaching your student the value of…

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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?…

FAFSA & CSS Profile: Available Now!

It’s October! Financial aid applications are available now! If you have a senior, you should be ready to file and have a college funding plan in place. Give us a call if you need help! We’ll coach you through creating your plan. Plus, we file your financial aid applications! Get Prepped for the FAFSA & CSS Profile Applications Seniors applying…

How Do I Spend Money From My 529 Plan?

It’s September! As we ring in the new school year, we want to help you craft your financial plan and stay one step ahead. How do I take money out of my 529 plan? Withdrawals, qualified expenses, and income limitations. These are part of the 5 most-asked questions we get from parents with a 529 plan. Why should your kid…