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May 2016 Newsletter: Here’s to the Class of 2020 … What’s Next?

Happy May! May 1st was the deadline for seniors for most college decisions.  Congratulations to all those students who’ve made their choice! Your next step is to build your college funding plan. For many families, that will include some loans. This month’s Featured Find is an interesting perspective about ways to give colleges accountability for student loans awarded to their…

January 2016 Newsletter

January 2016 Newsletter Welcome 2016! Workshops, FAFSA Tips & More Happy New Year! January marks the beginning of the 2016/2017 FAFSA season for high school seniors and current college students. It’s time to apply! Every college has a different deadline for the FAFSA. Some are as early as January 15th. Submit your FAFSA as soon as…

The $75,000 Fifth Year of College

Guest blogger Lisa Marker-Robbins is the owner/CEO of LEAP (Learning Enrichment and Assistance Program, LLC). In Brian’s junior year of high school, he was determined to become a petroleum engineer, the highest paid field of engineering. This was fueled by his love of science and math as well as successfully navigating a college level first…

December 2015 Newsletter: End of Year FAFSA Tips & More

It’s December!  Before you settle in for the holidays, make sure you have optimized your 2015 end of year financial aid strategies. Next year new FAFSA rules will be implemented, which makes 2015 income a critical year for everyone. If you have a high school senior, college freshman or college sophomore, 2015 income will count…

The Poor Student’s Guide to College

Online College Plan created this infographic about creative student money saving tips. The Poor Student’s Guide to College. Westface College Planning can help you with more money savings tips to navigate the college costs from start to finish.  To learn how we can minimize your cost of college, call us at 650-587-1559 or sign up for one of…