Tag: EFC

Stuck in the Middle: How to Manage Financial Aid “No Man’s Land”
College Financial Aid Costs and Stats

Stuck in the Middle: How to Manage Financial Aid “No Man’s Land”

Anna Spooner Anna Spooner- July 10, 2020 0

Some folks find themselves in college’s “golden land” – they have plenty of financial assets to send their child to school. Other families are on ... Read More

9 Tips to Help You Play the Financial Aid Game
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9 Tips to Help You Play the Financial Aid Game

Matthew Schwartz Matthew Schwartz- April 19, 2020 0

Over the last decade, the process of getting into college has become akin to playing a "game." The "winners" are good at understanding the rules ... Read More

The Best Colleges for Merit Aid
College Financial Aid Costs and Stats

The Best Colleges for Merit Aid

Suzanne Shaffer Suzanne Shaffer- March 27, 2020 0

For many families not eligible for needs based financial aid, figuring out whether a college is affordable, or not, means researching if a college offers ... Read More

Colleges With The Best Financial AId
College Financial Aid Costs and Stats

Colleges With The Best Financial AId

Suzanne Shaffer Suzanne Shaffer- March 25, 2020 0

If you have a son or daughter heading for college, you have certainly considered the cost.  Your child may have that dream college in their ... Read More

A Mother’s Advice for Helping Her Children Avoid Student Loans
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A Mother’s Advice for Helping Her Children Avoid Student Loans

Sabrina Malone Sabrina Malone- October 16, 2019 0

Many of us see no choice other than to take the Parent Plus loans, cash-out or borrow from 401Ks, remortgage our homes, pull from IRA’s, ... Read More

Paying For College:  How to Fill the Gap
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Paying For College: How to Fill the Gap

Road2College Road2College- September 15, 2019 0

As a parent, you hope you can find a way to pay for college. With college prices rising rapidly, how much college will cost has ... Read More

Why Your EFC May Go Up This Year
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Why Your EFC May Go Up This Year

Miranda Marquit Miranda Marquit- September 15, 2019 0

One of the big questions being asked right now in the Paying for College 101 Facebook Group is this: "Why is my EFC so high?" ... Read More

Follow Your Expected Family Contribution to Your Target Colleges
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Follow Your Expected Family Contribution to Your Target Colleges

Robert Falcon Robert Falcon- September 12, 2019 0

If you are still with me after my other articles on how FAFSA calculates your EFC and strategies to reduce your EFC, then pat yourself ... Read More

How Grandparents Can Pay for College with 529 Plans
College Savings

How Grandparents Can Pay for College with 529 Plans

Joanna Nesbit Joanna Nesbit- September 8, 2019 0

Many families save for college by putting money away in a state’s standard 529 Plan, a college education savings account exempted from federal taxes. But ... Read More

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