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August 2014 Newsletter: 10 Things Your College Student Doesn’t Need & More

It’s August! While you and your students gear up for education mode, some schools have already opened their doors.  In any case, we’re here to help prepare your college-bound teen for one of the most pivotal points in their life. For those of you collecting items for college, you may not realize some are unnecessary…

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Early Action: Is It Your Gateway to Merit Aid?

Lazy summer days will soon linger behind us, and it’s especially difficult to push away the insistent demon of procrastination, whispering in your ear, “You have months to apply for college and the school year hasn’t even begun. Why start worrying about it now?”  You may want to flick the little pest away and remind…

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5 Thoughts to Confidently Shape Your Senior Year

Soon-to-be Seniors: While you rightfully have college on the brain, don’t unknowingly dismiss the last year of your high school career. Visualize yourself stepping onto campus as an official senior.  Keep these thoughts in mind as you traverse classes, time alongside your friends and all the wonderful life experiences you’re about to embrace: Teachers love…

Western Undergraduae Exchange

June Newsletter 2014: Rising Student Loan Rates, The Western Undergraduate Exchange & More

It’s June! Warm afternoons, days spent with your toes in the sand at the beach, tossing aside winter and spring attire for jean shorts and tank tops… Yes, summer is here! Congratulations if you have a soon to be college freshmen. This summer will be a critical time to create your detailed college funding plan…

Western Undergraduae Exchange

An Inside Look at the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

Seniors: If you’re looking for a way to obtain more financial aid at a college on the western side of the United States, the Western Undergraduate Exchange may be the way to go. Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) operates as a non-profit facility and essentially acts as an informational hub, conveying data or…

May 2014 Newsletter: How Much to Borrow for College, 5 Steps to Building a Smart Budget & More

  It’s May! May 1st was the deadline for most college decisions. Congratulations to those seniors who made their challenging college choice! For those of you with young kids, you may wonder which type of savings plan is right for your child’s college fund.  Should you consider saving in a 529 plan, a brokerage account,…