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How to Craft a College Budget That’ll Set Up Your Student for Success

It’s May! Congratulations to all our graduating seniors! Our students have received offers from so many great colleges all around the U.S., including Bucknell, Cal Poly, Claremont McKenna, Grinnell, Macalester, Penn State, RPI, Smith, Syracuse, U. of Hawaii, U. of Oregon, UC Berkeley, UC Riverside, Virginia Tech, Whitman and many more. Another decided to take on…

“No Loan” Colleges & Your Guide to Federal Student Loan Repayment Plans

April is here! For seniors, college acceptances and financial aid offers are in. Now comes the tough time: Choosing a college that’s your student’s best academic, social, and financial fit. For many families, student loans—both federal and private—may be part of your decision process to choose the college that’s a good financial fit. Parents of…

Financial Aid Appeals, Dare 2B Digital & Wine Event at Salud!

Looking forward to Springtime, aren’t you? If you have high school seniors, college acceptances and financial aid awards (scholarships, grants, and loans) are starting to arrive. Appealing your financial aid award is possible for some students. Check out this month’s “Tips for Parent of Seniors” to learn if, how and when to appeal for more…

Why Student Loans are Good

Merit-Based Aid, Dare 2B Digital Conference, & Workshops! Can you believe it’s already February?! Many colleges’ financial aid deadlines are earlier than previous years! If you have a High School senior, and you have not yet submitted the FAFSA and CSS Profile to all their colleges, do it TODAY! As we work with families to…

New Tax Impact

Managing Student Loans Happy New Year! If you have a High School senior, and you have not yet submitted the FAFSA and CSS Profile to all their preferred colleges, do it now! Some private college financial aid deadlines have passed and every public and private college deadline is before March 1, 2018. Many people are…

Critical Year-End College Planning

‘Tis the Season for College Planning Happy Holidays! December is not only a wonderful month for connecting with family and friends but also the month for year-end financial aid planning. With the new FAFSA two-year look-back, parents of Sophomores should have their financial aid plan solidified before 2018 starts (the income year that counts for…

Not Only FAFSA, Profile Too!

College Cost Clarity It’s November! If you are a parent of a senior and you haven’t applied for financial aid yet, don’t wait another day to check financial aid application deadline dates for every one of your student’s colleges. Every day, I talk with parents who don’t realize that the FAFSA is not the only financial aid…

FAFSA Time!

How Americans Pay for College If you are a parent of a senior, October is that scary time of year, financial aid application time! Don’t be frightened, we’ve got all the info you need to make the right moves. This month’s Tips for Parents of Seniors article is a must read before completing the FAFSA…

Are Private Colleges Worth It?

Private Colleges & the Sibling Factor Are private colleges worth the hefty cost? It’s September and Back to School Time for Everyone! As a parent of a college bound student, the decision whether to pay more for one college education versus another is daunting. This month’s Featured Find discusses results from last year’s CAPSEE report which challenges the assumption…

Parents: It’s Time for YOU to Go Back to School!

August 2017 Newsletter Parents: It’s Time for YOU to Go Back to School! It’s August! Rising seniors are gearing up for their last year of high school and their parents should be polishing off any rough edges of their college funding plans. We’re here to help! Join us on August 15th for a special back to…