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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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November 2017 Newsletter

Planning for college: Perception vs. Reality Dear Parents, A few months ago, I told readers that I would be less cautious in my choice of words. The college application process is getting out of hand! The system has so many teens freaked out that the idea of applying to college is paralyzing. Perception is reality, […]

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October 2017 Newsletter

“How many colleges should my student apply to?” Dear Parents, One question that parents ask every year is: “How many colleges should my student apply to?” If you need financial aid, the more colleges the better. The Magic Number You won’t know in advance how much aid your student will be offered, and you need […]

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