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How to Write a Financial Aid Appeal Letter

Hi Friend, The springtime days of April are with us! High school seniors have received their much-anticipated college acceptance letters and financial aid offers. Seniors can now start making decisions about which school they’d like to attend. For parents, this is the time to start reviewing those college funding plans and establish they’re on the…

Making the Most of College Visits

Hi Friend, March has arrived with spring on the horizon and we look forward to sunnier days. High school seniors are eagerly awaiting their final college acceptances and financial aid awards. By April 1st, they should have received all their offers and will have until May 1st to finalize their top college choice For college-bound…

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How Juniors Can Prepare for College

Hi Friend, Happy Valentine’s Day! February is a great time to focus and start planning for the next steps needed to prepare for college. Seniors will be receiving college acceptance letters and financial aid awards over the next few months. Even with planning, many families are shocked and overwhelmed by the actual full cost of…

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Student Loan Borrowers in Limbo

Hi Friend, Happy New Year! 2023 is upon us with the promise of a fresh start. Along with setting your resolutions, now is an ideal time to tackle those college planning goals which ensure you and your family are financially prepared for this next stage of life.  In 2023, the Internal Revenue Service will be…

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The Benefits of Community College & Student Loan Updates 

Hi Friend, December is here and with it comes the gathering of friends and family to celebrate together. As you prepare to settle in for the holidays, make sure you take the time to enhance your 2022 end-of-year college financial planning.  One way to optimize your college funding plans is to make sure it’s protected…

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Student Loan Debt Relief Plan & Tips for the FAFSA & CSS Profile 

Hi Friend, November has arrived and the holiday season is upon us! This time of year is also college application season. At Westface College Planning, we believe in the value of thoroughly preparing for your child’s education. Get a head start with college planning to put your family in the most effective financial position. Completing…

FAFSA Changes & 5 Reasons Why You Should Always Apply for Financial Aid

Hi Friend, Fall is here and with it comes the financial aid application season! For parents of high school seniors and college students this signifies it’s time to get your finances all lined up and file for financial aid. At Westface College Planning we are here to help! We offer services to submit the FAFSA…

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Understanding Financial Aid Calculators

Hi Friend, It’s September!  Are you prepared for fall? As we ring in the new school year–whether high school or college–planning ahead remains a vital factor in staying one step ahead of the financial planning and admissions process.  The Department of Education has announced that the student loan repayment pause and interest waiver has been…

Changes to Financial Aid may Increase Future College Costs

Hi Friend, August has arrived and summer is beginning to wind down. As kids go back to school, some parents are starting to worry about how they’ll pay for college and some about how to start paying back outstanding federal student and parent PLUS loans.  The US government has paused payments on federal student loans…

Understanding College Funding

Hi Friend, Summer is a time for relaxation and adventures with family and friends. Time away from school is important for students and allows for a much-needed break. Summer is also a good time for your family to create a college funding plan. When it comes to easing the financial burden of paying for college,…