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My parents involved me in the financial aid process and it paid off.

July 26th, 2019 by

It’s July, close to the beginning of college search season for high school juniors and seniors. I looked at colleges 6 years ago, and there were several aspects of my search that I found valuable: starting research early, discussing financial parameters with my parents, and applying to a broad, varied list. Maybe my experience will […]

Student Financial Aid: Newer, Faster, Better?

September 20th, 2016 by

The Federal Student Aid office of the U.S. Department of Education recently published an advisory for parents of college students seeking federal financial aid. Three major changes are coming: * Students attending college in the 2017-2018 school year will be able to submit the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as October 1, […]

Choosing the Right College

August 24th, 2015 by

Congratulations! You are about to launch your student into his or her first year of college. One down, perhaps one (or more) to go. Hopefully, your child will cherish their time at the college of their choice. Or will they? According to Todd Weaver of Strategies For College, Inc., a nationally recognized college planning firm, […]