My Kid Is a Decent Student but We Will Not Qualify for Need-Based Financial Aid

By Hugo Carvajal / August 16, 2022

I hear this a lot. And by a lot, I mean almost every day. This is one of the most common issues for families trying to pay for college. Calculate Your EFC & Submit the FAFSA First, if you haven’t already, you should calculate your Expected Family Contribution. It sets a line in the sand,…

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How Out-Of-State Students Can Get In-State Tuition

By Brock Jolly / August 1, 2022

This article was updated on August 1, 2022. We hosted a free webinar on this topic on August 11, 2022. Watch the recording here. Many students now attend public universities to reduce the cost of higher education. Unfortunately, students often face a huge premium if they want to attend a public university that is not…

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Little-Known Secrets for a Smooth and Successful Dorm Move-In Day

By Shana Despres / July 18, 2022

First, congratulations on achieving this rite of passage.  It’s an exciting time for your family! Second, the more you can plan and prepare for your student’s move-in day, the easier it will be for all of you, not only from a practical standpoint but also from an emotional one. Summarized here are some of the…

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6 Major Changes to the FAFSA

By Zack Whitlock / June 21, 2022

Congress signed a second pandemic relief package at the end of 2020 which created some changes in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly referred to as the FAFSA. Families must complete the FAFSA in order for the students to have access to federal, state, and some institutional aid. The Department of Education announced…

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How Will I Be Read: What Matters Most on the College Application

By Online Media Source / June 7, 2022

Guest post courtesy of The College Coaches. To learn more about the overall college application process, join us for a free workshop on Thursday, June 9th, 2022, 7:00 – 8:00 PM EDT. Will you be read as Henry David Thoreau, American essayist, poet, and practical philosopher known for self-reliance and individuality; or as Stephanie Meyer,…

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Do 529 Savings Plans Make the Grade?

By Brock Jolly / May 31, 2022

Statistics show that most parents are familiar with Section 529 plans, yet only about 37% of parents are actually using them, according to a study done by Sallie Mae. As with any financial product, 529 savings plans have advantages and disadvantages, so it is imperative that parents evaluate their options before diving headfirst into the…

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Top 7 Ways to Financially Prepare for College

By Online Media Source / May 10, 2022

It’s no news that college is an incredibly expensive endeavor. Many students end up with tens of thousands of dollars in debt when they graduate – a debt they have to start paying back almost immediately after entering the workforce. Many families realize that college costs are exorbitant, but there’s often no sense of urgency…

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How to Rebound After Your Small Business Closes

By Online Media Source / May 10, 2022

Small business owners: Make the college dream a reality by learning strategies from The College Funding Coach’s Little-Known Secrets of Paying for College Workshop. If your small business has closed, know you’re not alone. According to AdvisorSmith, approximately two-thirds of small business owners fail during their 10th year of operation—while 50 percent close after just…

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Test Prep Avenues for the ACT/SAT: Matching Budget to Student Type

By Online Media Source / May 4, 2022

This is a guest post from Alexander Chip of Top Score Education. If you like this content and want more like it, feel free to join our free workshop in June! Register here: Testing, Timeline and Trends: What You Need to Know About the Changing College Admissions Landscape. The World of Test Prep Options and…

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How to Help Your Student Create Their College List

By Online Media Source / April 21, 2022

This is a guest post from Kathleen Glynn-Sparrow and Greg Schneider of The College Coaches. If you like this content and want more like it, feel free to join our free workshop in June! Register here: Testing, Timeline and Trends: What You Need to Know About the Changing College Admissions Landscape. Leave the Legwarmers and Bomber…

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