College is a lot of things. It’s a place to learn. It’s a place to grow. It’s a place to create memories and achieve dreams. It’s also expensive. Of the many ways to help you pay for a college education—student loans, 529 savings accounts, grants, and...
UPDATED FOR 2023! Financial Aid: Filling out the FAFSA and What Comes Next
UPDATED FOR 2023! Financial Aid: Filling out the FAFSA and What Comes Next It’s January, which means it’s also when college applications for regular admission are due. As members of the Class of 2023 anxiously wait to find out if they’ve been accepted, it’s the...
Financial Literacy 101: Avoid becoming a “bad debt” statistic
In June of this year, CNBC reported that “36% of U.S. college students say they already have more than $1,000 in credit card debt.” For those of you who remember your SAT conversions, that’s over a third of all American students. One cause for this startling fact may...
Your A+ Roadmap to College: Part Three (Junior & Senior Years)
Click here to read Part One and Part Two of the A+ Roadmap to College series. In Part Two of our “Roadmap” series, we mentioned that sophomore year is not too soon to think about your future college career. Beginning the admissions process early cuts down on stress....
Saving for College in 2018: An Update on Tax Treatment of 529 Plans
What is a 529 plan, and how can it help you and your college-bound student? According to the Internal Revenue Service, a 529 plan is “operated by a state or educational institution, with tax advantages and potentially other incentives to make it easier to save for...
Getting To Know The New FAFSA
In the past families spent the summer between a student’s junior and senior years of high school focusing on researching colleges and beginning work on admission applications. While some families were thinking ahead about financial aid, in most cases they did not need...
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