Archive for Financial Aid

February 2020 Newsletter

Breaking It All Down Dear Parent(s), If you’re a parent of a high school senior, you’re likely seeing acceptances and financial aid packages coming in now. Some colleges have been forthright in explaining what the award letters actually mean, but some have not. What you want to see is something that looks similar to the […]

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January 2020 Newsletter

The Middle-Class Will Pay Any Price Dear Parent(s), For parents of a student planning on going to college in the fall, I’ve got some news. Fifty percent of parents will pay any cost to send their child to the college of their dreams. How much debt are you willing to go into to put your […]

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May 2019 Newsletter

Student Loans: Benefit to Burden Dear Parent(s), As recently as the early 1990s, most students did not take out college loans. Today, nearly 71% of students borrow to pay for college. The typical student borrower graduating with the class of 2015 left college with an average debt of $35,051, according to an analysis by […]

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March 2019 Newsletter

Let’s Break It Down Dear Parent(s), This is the month when the majority of financial aid awards arrive. The exception is the Ivies who send them the first week of April. Financial aid award letters can be confusing because there is no standard template for them. Parents and students are kind of left on their […]

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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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