College Planning Resources

College Planning

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4 Ways to Evaluate Financial Aid Letters

Financial Aid letters can be very confusing to fully understand and not being able to decipher them may make you miss out on a better award. The letters are laid out in a way that is misleading to appear more generous. Take a look at these 4 ways to interpret those complicated letters so you don’t get misled and you can know your child is getting the best aid.

How Parent & Child Assets Impact Financial Aid

It is important to be aware of the types of financial aid and what those programs look at in terms of assets. Having a better understanding of these applications can help improve your child’s chances of gaining financial aid.

“How Can We Afford College?” 5 Tips to Figure It Out

If you have a child in high school, you may have already started thinking about what’s next, in terms of college and how you will be able to afford it. Get to know these tips and resources that can help the clarify the process and make it easier to navigate.

Expensive, Popular or Affordable, Sensible School

The process of finding the right school to attend for a good college education can be very overwhelming. By focusing on a few different qualifying factors, you can create a checklist of what you, or your child, will value most and help you have a more clear idea of what schools would make the best fit.

Roth IRAs…The Ultimate College Savings Vehicle?

It’s no secret that the price of a college education only continues to increase – find out why Roth IRAs are a great and possibly unexpected solution for saving for college.