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September 2015 Newsletter: High School Senior Checklist, College Discounts & More

September 2015 Newsletter

Private College Discounts On The Rise

It’s September! Everyone is back in school and it’s time to do some planning.
This month’s Featured Find examines recent data indicating tuition discount rates are on the rise and the expected impact on smaller private colleges.
It’s a crucial time for organizing your college financial plan, and we’re here to help! Our Senior Scoop has links to checklists and timelines to keep you on track.
Westface College Planning helps navigate the financial aid process from start to finish.  To learn how we can minimize college cost, call us at 650-587-1559 or sign up for one of our How to Survive Paying for College Workshops or Webinars.
All the best,
Beatrice Schultz, CFP®
Westface College Planning 
(650) 587-1559

Featured Find

Tuition Discount Rates Rise Again, Signaling Potential Challenges for Private Colleges

“Tuition-discount rates at private, nonprofit colleges have once again hit an all-time high, and appear to be holding down net tuition revenue, according to preliminary estimates from the National Association of College and University Business Officers’ annual survey.

The projected discount rates for 2014 are 48 percent for first-time full-time freshmen and 41.6 percent for all undergraduates.

That’s likely to be the most attention-grabbing finding from the association’s latest Tuition Discounting Study, released on Tuesday…”

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Senior Scoop

Your High School Senior’s College Checklist

Did you just begin your final year of high school? Is college on the horizon? Preparedness is key for successful college planning.

Staying on top of deadlines and remembering all the requirements can be a task in itself. As you prepare to move on to the next phase of your life, college planning is a critical stage. Incorporating a timeline or a checklist to your organizational tools, can help you stay a step ahead of college deadlines.

Don’t forget to include your support system through this whole process; they are just as excited for you to go to college (if not more!) Here is their very own checklist to help them help you along the way: Help Your Child Prepare for College.

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About Westface College Planning

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You are not alone!

Get the facts. Educate yourself to potentially save tens of thousands of dollars on a single college education. Parents of more than one child heading to college in the next few years, can save even more.

At Westface College Planning, we work with families to help you plan for and navigate the “paying for college” process. We teach you how to minimize your out-of-pocket expenses, maximize financial aid eligibility, understand the best way to navigate through the college selection process and prioritize your sources of college funds to protect your life savings!

Sign up for a free workshop or webinar or call to schedule a complimentary college funding consultation today.

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September 2015 – Issue #47

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