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5 Critical Points When Planning For College

Posted on February 26, 2020 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

It appears planning to save and pay for college is always something that is on the horizon. Families never seem to get that “chore” off their to-do list.

Public universities this year approach $30,000 a year, and very few private universities cost less than $60,000 a year. And that’s for one child. How can you ever afford to pay those costs? You could empty your retirement account. You could sell your house and live in a two-bedroom apartment.

While there isnR...

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AWARD LETTERS - JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOU???VE SEEN IT ALL

Posted on April 24, 2019 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (2)


Financial aid award letters can be complex and even deceptive in nature, but professional assistance is available to best understand your options.


In this case, not having an EFC on any of the award letters was not such a big deal to me, but can you imagine a family trying to understand which award is best without an EFC? Then to make it even worse, two of the colleges gave an itemized listing of their costs, while the other two only listed their tuition and...

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I Don't Believe In Playing the Lottery! Neither Do I Believe In Relying On Applying for Private Scholarships

Posted on March 13, 2018 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

This is the time of year I get more calls for scholarships and scholarship lists. Why? Award letters are being sent out and parents are now finding out why it is important to plan early for college. The typical gap in funding not covered by the school is approximately $15,000 per year depending on the choice of school. This is what I refer to as the "Parent Deductible". This is a term coined by E. Brian Cox of College Funding Resources.


Despite having an amazing student that...

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