Paying for College for Divorced Families: A Closer Look at Financial Aid Strategies

By Zaina Bankwalla / November 16, 2020

When elephants fight, it’s the grass that gets trampled!  This, in a nutshell, is the effect of divorce on kids. When parents are wrangling about alimony, asset distribution, and who gets the large collection of Tupperware, it’s fairly common to overlook what really matters. How do the kids feel? What does their future look like?…

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The Myth of the D.C. Resident Paying In-State Tuition

By Zaina Bankwalla / July 16, 2020

This post was originally published on May 3, 2019. It was updated on July 16, 2020. Do Washington D.C. Residents Get In-State College Tuition in All States? This is the most common question I hear when I give my college workshop, Little Known Secrets of Paying for College. The short answer is…. No! But there…

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College Financial Aid – Know the Rules!

By Zaina Bankwalla / April 9, 2020

College is not paid at sticker price! Yes, you read that correctly. If ten students went to the same college at the same time…… I can safely say that all ten will pay a different price for the same college. Now, how is that even possible? Welcome to the world of paying for college! It’s…

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