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Seniors College Prep Checklist

Hi Friend, It’s September, the school year has officially begun! As your family returns to regular routines and your student is one year closer to college, now is a good time to review your college financial plan. If you have saved money in a 529 college savings plan, these are the first funds you should…

Student Loan Entrance Counseling & Repayment

Hi Friend, As the laid-back days of summer vacation start to wind down, August reminds us that it’s time to start preparing for the school year ahead. For some rising high school seniors, this also means gearing up for college and filling out applications.  Completing the Common Application is one step in the college application…

Social Media & Its Effects on Parents During the College Process

Hi Friend, Summer is all about relaxing in the sun and enjoying the next few months with your family and friends. While students and their families are getting a much-needed break from their busy schedules, now is a good time to create and review your college funding plan. If you have a high school student…

Social Media & Its Effects on the College Process

Hi Friend, June is finally here and the first day of summer is fast approaching. Congratulations to our graduating seniors! What a big accomplishment! While summertime is ideal for enjoying the long warm days, it’s also a time when high schoolers are thinking about their futures and are starting to plan for college.   As students…

Discover What Being Waitlisted Means

Hi Friend, May is here! May 1st was the deadline for most college decisions. Congratulations to those seniors who’ve made their college choice! While most high school seniors have been accepted into a college, some may find they’ve been given the option to be waitlisted. You and your student will want to gain a better…

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…