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June 2016 Newsletter

I have exciting news to share! We recently moved Westface College Planning’s headquarters to Camas, Washington. This growing business area is just across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. We will continue to work with all our valued California clients through face-to-face meetings (I plan to be in Northern California 25% of my time), online…

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…

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…

College Ranking & ROI

April 2015 Newsletter: Should You Consider College Ranking & ROI?

April 2015 Newsletter Happy April! Congratulations to all our seniors!  College acceptances and financial aid offers have finally arrived and your powerful decision making time is here.  YOU get to choose your best academic, social, and financial fit college. PayScale recently unveiled their annual interactive ranking of colleges base of return-on-investment (ROI).  Check out our Senior Scoop where we discuss how ROI can help…

Map of Colleges that Award the Most Merit Aid

March 2015 Newsletter: Which Colleges Award the Most Merit Aid?

March 2015 Newsletter     It’s March and, if you are a senior, it’s decision time. I love this time of year.  Every day I have the privilege to receive an email or phone call from my many excited clients as their sons and daughters receive college offers. That excitement also comes with trepidation of…

Higher Education Cost - Grad Caps

December Newsletter 2014: Is College Worth It? Athletic Scholarships & More

December Newsletter 2014  It’s December!  Before taking that first winter sleigh ride, set aside some time this month to review your college financial plan.  If you have a senior, it’s time to prepare for the FAFSA, which will be available in less than a month.  If you have a junior, only a few weeks remain to…