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Make Summer 2016 Your Best Yet

Seniors: Heat, BBQs, and vacations all mix into the perfect recipe for a memorable summer.  It’s completely normal to spend your months off hanging out with friends (everyone deserves time to relax!). In your down time, get the college planning train rolling. Even if only for an hour a week, it all counts. Summer of Planning…

Land an Athletic Scholarship

You’ve enrolled your student in their favorite sport. They seem to have a knack at it. How does that tie into their college future (other than first string)? An athletic scholarship may be the key to avoiding college financial debt. Take a look at these 7 tips to find out if an athletic scholarship is right for…

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…

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Knowing the Rules of the Debit Card Game

Seniors: How do you manage your cash? Carrying it around in your wallet is the easiest, but not the wisest nor safest option. One little plastic card (soon enough, using only your phone and fingerprint) can solve the problem. Time to sign up for your very own debit account. With the wide variety of options…

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…

College Fairs 101

Westface College Planning welcomes guest blogger, Lisa Marker-Robbins, the owner/CEO of Learning Enrichment & Assistance Program, LLC (LEAP). Fall is a common time for college fairs. Juniors and seniors, even sophomores, can connect with dozens of colleges in well fell swoop. However, it’s essential to be planned out before the fair to make the most of your time…