Top 10 FAQs About College Financial Aid

It’s financial aid season once again. Here are our top 10 FAQs about college financial aid asked by parents and students from among the many questions we've handled about the subject over the years: 1. I probably don't qualify for aid because I make

FAFSA Time – Is Your Checklist Ready?

It’s FAFSA time again so is your checklist ready? Starting October 1st, 2018, new seniors in high school can file their FAFSA forms for the 2019-2020 college year using their 2017 IRS 1040 data. Although both the student’s and parents’ income

How to Pay for College Without Lots of Debt

With some planning, it is possible to pay for a college education without putting yourself behind the eight ball and piling up debt. Here are some strategies that may help show you how to pay for college without lots of debt. Getting a

Financial Aid Impact of Savings and Investments

College funding is a combination of strategies to lower the overall cost.  It's not just about 529 savings or dealing with the FAFSA.  It is more holistic.  When considering the financial aid impact of savings and investments on college funding,

Top 7 Myths About College Financial Aid

  If you’re the parent or grandparent of a college bound high school student, you may be overlooking substantial financial assistance and tax opportunities and not even know it.  Why? Too often parents become victims of the top 7 myths about college

College Planning Tips from Car Buyers

  College is expensive and getting more expensive every year.  It's almost like buying a new car.  You wouldn't simply show up at a car dealer's lot and drive off with the first car you saw, would you?  I didn't think so.  Well, here you can use

Life Insurance for College Savings – Proceed with Caution

As the foliage starts to turn and campus tours bring a new crop of potential applicants to colleges everywhere, anxious parents worry about how to pay for that college degree.  Parents may be pitched the benefits of cash value life insurance as a

The College Funding Dilemma

With the cost of a college degree exceeding $60,000 and in many cases approaching $100,000 or more for a bachelor's degree at an in-state public university, how will you pay for it?  You can beg, borrow and probably steal (though not recommended) but

College Selection and Emotion

Given the high price of a college degree, can you really decide where to go and how to finance it based on a gut check and emotion? For many the decision to pursue a college education has been motivated by a family culture that places a high value

FREE: The New Price of a College Degree in America

  Concerned about the high cost of college?  Looking for ways to reduce your debt load?  As a student or parent of a college-bound student, you look at the sticker price for a degree and wonder if you really can afford the cost.  If you've