Archive for Financial Aid

What is the Best Time to Submit College Financial Aid Forms?

There are a number of different pieces to the college application puzzle, and most experts will tell you the best preparation for your child’s college applications is to set up a timeline. Part of that timeline includes figuring out the best time to submit college financial aid forms. Here is some basic information on the […]

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Paying for College: What You Need to Know About Making College More Affordable

One of the biggest challenges for a parent is figuring out how to afford college. Why is college so expensive? In today’s market, a good college may cost $50,000 a year or more! If your child is in high school, or even junior high school, you are probably already asking yourself questions like “how can […]

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What Counts as An Asset for College Financial Aid?

When filling out financial aid forms, you can expect to be called upon to present an accounting of your assets. But what counts as an asset on college financial aid forms? And do assets from parents hurt a child’s financial award eligibility? Here’s what you need to know. What Assets Do Parents Need to List […]

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January 2018 Newsletter

Keeping Track of the College Admissions & Financial Aid Process Dear Parent(s), With more colleges now offering Early Action admission, the expectation is that along with the acceptance letter financial aid will be offered at the same time. Sadly, this is not always the case. Decision dates and financial aid awards are not always in […]

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December 2017 Newsletter

Assisting Your Child With College Financial Aid Dear Intrepid College Parent, I address you as “intrepid” because you are brave enough to enter the treacherous world of financial aid. In an era of short news blurbs, I don’t think it serves our parents and prospective clients not to report exactly how the current college environment […]

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