Don’t Bank on the Big Time NCAA Baseball Scholarship

By M Cappo / January 29, 2020

NCAA Baseball Scholarship Stipulations Thousands of parents and young athletes all around the country are spending countless hours and money to achieve a major goal: getting a baseball scholarship to pay for college.  What many of these parents and athletes do not realize is that the idea of a “full-ride” to their dream school to…

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Schools That Cover 100% of Your Financial Need

By Online Media Source / January 15, 2020

This is a guest post from Edmit. We have great news! There are a lot of schools across the United States that cover 100% of student financial need. Getting 100% of your financial need covered doesn’t necessarily mean that you won’t have to pay for some of your college expenses. This will depend on your demonstrated…

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How the GI Bill Affects the Costs of Higher Education

By Austin Perryman / January 7, 2020

In 1944, the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944 (commonly referred to as the G.I. Bill), was designed and passed through Congress in the United States. Despite the original Bill expiring in 1956, new programs to assist U.S. military veterans have been created and referred to by the same name. This blog is not to dive…

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The FAFSA vs CSS Profile for Divorced Parents

By Demetrius Doss / January 7, 2020

This post was originally published on May 13, 2019. It was updated on January 7, 2020. No One Enjoys This Stuff…But It’s Crucial No matter where I am presenting my college funding workshop, there is always one common denominator: When I start discussing the FAFSA and CSS Profile I am met with a multitude of…

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Educating Yourself When It Comes to Paying for College

By Erik Fischer / November 26, 2019

Saving for retirement is a challenge. Figuring out how to pay for your kids’ college while trying to save for retirement is a much more difficult challenge.  College is a daunting and anxiety-inducing proposition for so many parents.  It is one of the biggest pre-planned expenses in our lives and it often falls at an…

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Endowments: Finding Out Where the Money Is

By Erik Fischer / November 20, 2019

For many Americans, affordability will be a major factor in their college decision. Therefore, it’s incredibly helpful to find out which schools have deep pockets and a generous disposition.  So, how do you do this? Where can you find out how much is in a college’s endowment fund, and how likely is it that this…

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Think Twice About Using Real Estate to Pay for College

By Hugo Carvajal / November 19, 2019

Note: In this post, I am focusing solely on rental properties—not REITs or crowdfunding platforms. The Pros of Real Estate Investing Recently, I’ve been coming across parents that swear by only investing in real estate to pay for their children’s college education. Typically, they believe only in real estate because it’s a brick and mortar…

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How to Check Your Admissions Probability for College

By Erik Fischer / November 13, 2019

Traditional Strategies for Determining Admission Probability The college search process can be grueling and chaotic; there are just so many possibilities and unknown factors involved. And of course, underscoring this entire search is the concern that you can’t know for sure whether you will get into a specific college. Think about it: what are your…

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Stuck in the Middle: How Roth IRAs Can Be Used for College Funding

By Jimmy Hicks / November 8, 2019

Roth IRAs and the FAFSA When it comes to college funding, most families seem to be “in the middle.” They aren’t wealthy enough where college funding isn’t a concern and at the same time, they aren’t poor enough where the government will help pay for most, if not all, of their children’s college education. Being…

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Researching Student Loans

By Erik Fischer / November 5, 2019

The Current Student Loan Situation It’s fair to say the student loan environment has…and I believe this is the technical term…gotten completely out of control. As of 2019, total student loan debt sits at about $1.6 trillion—exceeding total auto loan debt (almost $1.2 trillion) and consumer credit card debt (nearly $1.1 trillion). Also, as US…

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