Paying for College

Top Financial Planning for College Tips

Not surprisingly, a lot of parents ask me, "How do we afford college?” Parents who attended college twenty years ago usually find themselves in shock over the number of changes in the college landscape — from tuition costs to the fact that they must fund most of it...

I Wish That I Had Applied…

I have never encountered a college graduate who wishes they had won less scholarships. Almost always, they candidly acknowledge having missed out on applying for scholarships and in hindsight, they would definitely have dedicated more time to applying for them in...

College Affordability Before Applications

Apply first and hopefully the affordability works out. Each year many students use this approach when applying to colleges. Sadly, they often apply to multiple colleges that are out of their family’s affordability range. An additional affordability component that is...

College Funding Beyond the FAFSA

Financing a college education requires more than completing a FAFSA each year. If a student qualifies, federal grant and loan programs only provide limited funding amounts which often leave a significant affordability gap. I believe families need to consider the...