The Confusing Student Aid Report (SAR)

By Brock Jolly / February 18, 2016

The Student Aid Report (SAR) is a confusing government-type report that summarizes the information that you provided on the FAFSA financial aid form. The following are some guidelines involving the SAR. Your SAR will usually contain your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), the number used in determining your eligibility for federal student aid. Your EFC will…

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It’s Time To Complete The 2016-2017 FAFSA Form

By Brock Jolly / January 6, 2016

  Financial aid applications, such as the FAFSA, should be submitted as soon as possible after January 1, but no sooner . You cannot submit the form before January 1, because the need analysis process uses your financial information from the prior tax year when calculating eligibility for the upcoming award year. To meet the…

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Financial Aid Time Is Near – Will You Qualify?

By Brock Jolly / December 15, 2015

Every year families go through the tedious process of filling out financial aid forms in hopes of getting enough money to make college affordable for their student(s). If you do happen to qualify for aid, most of it will most likely be in the form of loans, which today have a high fixed interest rate.…

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Choosing The Right Career Path Before You Pick A College Can Save You Thousands Of Dollars!

By Brock Jolly / November 16, 2015

Choosing a career path is one of the most important decisions that students face today. Lack of planning can force students into a 5 or 6 year college degree. Students who do not plan their career path may end up receiving degrees in declining-growth fields, or fields with a surplus of applicants, resulting in their…

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Do You Have A Game Plan For Financing College? If Not… It Could Cost You Thousands Of Dollars!

By Brock Jolly / September 16, 2015

  Each year we are amazed at the lack of planning that some families put into college, especially financing college. The proof of this lack of planning comes out when we ask these simple questions in the initial interview with the student: Why do you want to go to college? Where do you want to…

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These Colleges Gave The Best Financial Aid Packages for 2015-2016

By Brock Jolly / September 2, 2015

  Every year the cost of college seems to outpace the rate of inflation. You would think that our weak economy would have an effect on college prices, but it does not. One thing is for certain though, regardless of the state of our economy, the demand for higher education will always be there. And…

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The 20 Most Expensive Colleges For Incoming Freshmen (2015-2016)

By Brock Jolly / August 17, 2015

Every year the cost of college seems to outpace the rate of inflation. You would think that our weak economy would have an effect on college prices, but it never does! One thing is for certain though, regardless of the state of our economy, the demand for higher education will always be there. And unless…

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Step By Step Guide To Getting Cheap Textbooks For College

By Brock Jolly / August 3, 2015

When it comes time for your student to purchase college textbooks, here’s a way that you can keep the book costs at a minimum. It may take a little legwork, but the savings can be considerable. Step 1) Get the ISBNs of the books you need. How do you do that? You should have that…

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Don’t Use Your 401(K) To Pay For College!

By Brock Jolly / July 21, 2015

As the cost of college heads for the stratosphere and student loans become more costly due to higher interest rates, many families may find themselves a bit cash-strapped and begin to look at their retirement fund (401k, 403b, IRA) to cover their education expenses.   While it’s a natural tendency to want to do all…

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Three keys to getting your kids into the Ivy League

By Brock Jolly / July 15, 2015

By Victoria Tillson Evans Published July 01, 2015 FoxNews.com At 7:00 am, bleary-eyed and with a granola bar in hand, you race your 17-year-old Lacey to her crew practice. Once you’ve dropped her off, you swing by Whole Foods to grab something to cook for dinner, before speeding back to the river by 9:00 am to pick…

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