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February 2017 Newsletter: How Do Income and Assets Impact Aid?

February 2017 Newsletter College Prices Hit New Record Highs in 2016! It’s already February! 2017 is a new year, with new rules for college financial aid application deadlines and awards. Many colleges’ financial aid deadlines are earlier than previous years! If you have a High School senior, and you have not yet submitted the FAFSA and…

Financial Independence and the Busy Student

Financial independence.  It’s a tricky one.  Amidst deadlines and term papers, why worry?  Students should! Take some time to teach your student to navigate financial waters before they are on their own to avoid trouble with credit cards, overdraft fees and other tricky financial woes. Here are a few steps to take now, so you…

January 2017 Newsletter | It's Time for FAFSA & CSS Profile

January 2017 Newsletter: Financial Aid Crunch Time, WUE Scholarships & More

January 2017 Newsletter Time for FAFSA & CSS Profile! Happy New Year! If you have a High School senior, and you have not yet submitted the FAFSA and CSS Profile to all their colleges, do it now! Most private college deadlines are before February 15th and this year, some were as early as January 1st….

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Shrink West Coast College Tuition with the Western Undergraduate Exchange

It’s easy to adore the west coast, and colleges are a fundamental reason why students hold this section of the US so dearly to their hearts.  If you’re thinking “I’m going to a college on the western coast” with absolute certainty, you need to fund this endeavor.  How? One of the best places to start…

Stafford Loans

A Guide to Stafford Loans

Stafford loans, repayments, need-based aid, dependent status… Do these make your head spin? College finances can be a sticky–and confusing–endeavor. Fear not: We’ll take out the scary parts of the biggest federal loan available: subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford loans. Traditionally, these are two most common forms of federal student loans made available to undergraduate students. Colleges…

November Newsletter

November 2016 Newsletter: Canadian Universities, Cheapest Out-of-State Colleges & More!

It’s November! The college application season is in full swing for seniors. For any seniors (or juniors) still looking to add some financially and academically ‘safe’ schools to their list, check out our Senior Scoop for U.S.News’ “10 Universities With the Cheapest Out-of-State Tuition”. Don’t forget to look outside the US for great higher learning for a…