Control What You Can in Times of Uncertainty: Important Documents for Parents of College Students

By Online Media Source / July 14, 2020

Published on July 13, 2020 Source Linkedin Patricia Roberts Chief Operating Officer / Higher Education Savings Advocate While many parents and students are still awaiting final word on whether and to what extent post-secondary classes will be held on campus this upcoming semester and still deciding whether to submit their Fall semester payments which are…

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How to Get Noticed and Increase Your Athletic Scholarship Potential

By Cooper Hanning / July 1, 2020

This post was originally published on June 19, 2020. It was updated on July 1, 2020. This is part two of a mini-series called “Scholarships and College Funding for the Student-Athlete,” which will give information on the resources and steps for attaining college athletic scholarships from the perspective of a young athlete, a collegiate coach,…

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Save for Retirement or Pay for Your Kids’ College?

By Hugo Carvajal / June 23, 2020

Many parents already have enough on their plate as they try to secure their retirement. Throw college into the mix and things get much more complicated. Nevertheless, the majority of parents still plan to fund part of their children’s college—about 70% of them according to a Fidelity study in 2018. What’s worrisome is that some…

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Top 5 ways to evaluate a college in the COVID-19 world

By Online Media Source / June 5, 2020

This a guest post from Chris Willis, President of  College Inside Track. For more information on this topic, The College Funding Coach and College Inside Track will be having a collaborative webinar on June 23rd at 12 pm. To register, click here. Can’t visit the colleges you are considering? Here are 5 best practices from…

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Simplifying the Student Loan Process

By Online Media Source / May 27, 2020

This post is brought to you by our partner, LeverEdge. Their organization works with families to get the best loans through collective bargaining. To join their initiative for free, follow the link above. When I got into Harvard Business School, I realized what a nightmare student loans truly were; the whole student loan process was…

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College Athletic Scholarship Basics

By Cooper Hanning / May 22, 2020

This is part one of a mini-series called “Scholarships and College Funding for the Student-Athlete.” It will give information on the resources and steps for attaining college athletic scholarships from the perspective of a young athlete, a collegiate coach, and a professional athletic advisor. So…you’re an athlete (or your child is). Congratulations, Sporty Spice! Parents,…

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How to Qualify for More Financial Aid During COVID-19

By Rory Sullivan / May 19, 2020

Despite Turmoil and Loss, Opportunity Knocks In the past week, millions more Americans filed for unemployment benefits. The unprecedented surge in layoffs as businesses shutdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic has pushed the unemployment rate to the highest levels since the Great Depression. Families around the country are hurting and are wary about the future.…

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8 Tips for Writing a Successful Financial Aid Appeal Letter

By Mario Carannante / May 6, 2020

Never Settle for Less than You Deserve Many parents look at the financial aid letter as the final say in what their child receives to help fund the cost of college. Few realize that if the financial aid package offered in the award letter isn’t everything you hoped for, you can appeal it. There is…

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Paying for College Without Parents’ Help

By Angelique Ayala / April 30, 2020

NOTE TO PARENTS: Even if you are not helping to pay for your kids’ college, it is still important that you take an active role in supporting their college search and funding process. For example, your kids will need you to help them fill out the FAFSA and CSS Profile. Beyond these things, there are…

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College Decision Time is Near – Are You and Your Student Prepared?

By Mario Carannante / April 21, 2020

Thousands of students nationwide are in the process of making one of the biggest decisions of their lives: which college to attend. This means that parents are down to the wire on “confirming” their child’s decision, which too often depends on what they can afford. Although the net cost of a college degree is often…

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