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

Headed for Divorce? How to Pay for Your Children’s College Education

If you're headed for divorce you may want to stop to think about how to pay for your children's college education. When parents divorce, there are a lot of emotions and financial issues to deal with along the way. A big concern for many a they are

3 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make Saving for College

3 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make Saving for College. Parents around the country have just sent their kids back to school. And many are breathing a sigh of relief. A quiet house again. Gold. But if you’re a parent who plans to help pay for your

2018 FAFSA Bug Affects Single Parents

Last year's FAFSA was complicated by a concern with identity theft that shut down the automated IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT). THe 2018 FAFSA has a bug that affects single parents. This is a new error that has been discovered in the FAFSA 2018 – 19

Pay Off Your Mortgage or Save for College?

As the song in Cabaret goes, money makes the world go round. But there never seems to be enough of it. There's always something. Parents are faced with all sorts of choices when it comes to household finances. One is: Should you pay off your mortgage

How to Pay for College After Divorce

 Because I’m often asked as a part of my divorce financial planning practice, I will be addressing the question of how to pay for college after divorce as part of an occasional series. Oftentimes, lawyers and their clients do not adequately

2017 College Financial Aid Guide: How to Get More Aid

 Paying for college and filing college financial aid forms can seem like you have to be a contortionist to jump through the hoops set up by colleges.  With a bit of knowledge and help, you can find the money you'll need to pay for school.  In this

Why Wealthy Families Should Apply for College Financial Aid

If it's January, it's time to file your FAFSA college financial aid application. And it's also that time of year when I get asked if it's worth it.  There are many reasons why wealth families should apply for college financial aid as noted in a

Pay for College Without Huge Debt

As the calendar gets ready to announce a new school season, parents begin to ask what are the best ways to pay for college without huge debt.  With some planning it is possible to pay for a college education without putting yourself behind the eight