If you have a child who’s heading off to college soon, you might be wondering how you’re going to pay for the costs. Even if your family qualifies for financial aid, it might not cover all of your college expenses. There are only six ways to pay, and most families will use a combination of some or all of them. Here’s a breakdown of the six ways to pay and some important things to keep in mind for each one.
When planning for college, there are 20 areas that just about everybody should work on. In fact, most people will need to include all of these things in their college planning, and virtually everyone will do most of them. They generally fall into four categories, which are College Finances, Choosing a School, Getting Accepted, and Your Family’s Plan.
Stress is a natural part of life. The expressions are familiar to us, “I’m stressed out,” “I’m under too much stress,” or, “School is one big stress.” Stress is hard to define because it means different things to different people, but…
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In the years I have spent helping families plan for college, I have come across families that have made a major mistake that can cost them thousands of dollars or even derail their college plans.
Here are the top 10 mistakes I see families make and how you can avoid them.
If your child is a high school sophomore or junior who is planning to attend college, now is the time to start thinking about scholarships.
There are some that students can win while in college, but most are available only to graduating high school students — so it’s critical to prepare for the application process while your child is still a few years away from enrolling.