Financial Matters: College Choices & Return on Investment

There are so many moving parts to a student’s search for the ‘right’ college – location, academic options, student services, … Read More

Financial Matters: Comparing Financial Aid Packages

If you’ve applied for financial aid and filed all the paperwork by the appropriate deadline, an award letter outlining a … Read More

March Madness

March Madness, the annual men’s NCAA basketball tournament, tipped-off this week with an estimated 70 million brackets filled out. Over … Read More

Financial Matters: Free Money vs Loans

If you’re the parent of a high school senior and you’re thinking about how to pay for college without going … Read More

Financial Matters: Tax Benefits for Education

Tax credits may be available to parents who pay higher education costs for their dependents. An education credit helps with … Read More

Financial Matters: College Loans

As we have often said, paying for college is a significant challenge for many families. Once all types of grants, … Read More

Maximizing Merit Aid

Although many middle-class and upper income families will not qualify for need based aid, they still may find the cost … Read More

The CSS Profile

The bulk of college financial aid money comes from the federal government; this aid is distributed by colleges using information … Read More

Filing the FAFSA

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the primary form used by colleges to determine eligibility for need-based … Read More

How Movies Can Help You Write Better Application Essays

Like most people, you probably have many stories that you can tell about your life. You’ve done things, gone places, … Read More

Financial Matters: Talk To Your Kids About Money

Before students leave for college, families need to have a conversation about reasonable spending expectations. Parents need to be aware … Read More

Financial Matters: Does Attending College Make Financial Sense?

Media stories about the rising cost of a college education and student debt, combined with the lingering economic effects of … Read More

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