Tag: Paying For College

Using a Home Equity Loan for College

Using a Home Equity Loan for College

July 7, 2020

“How will we pay for college?” It’s a question that’s on every parent’s mind as their child approaches the end

12 Steps to Take if You Haven’t Saved Enough for College

12 Steps to Take if You Haven’t Saved Enough for College

June 24, 2020

This was our story… Spring break was over, and so was our son’s senior year…almost. We spent most of high

Home Equity Line of Credit: What You Need to Know

Home Equity Line of Credit: What You Need to Know

June 20, 2020

You may have heard that you can access home equity to help your student pay for college. But… should you

Pros and Cons to Using Home Equity Loans to Pay for College

Pros and Cons to Using Home Equity Loans to Pay for College

May 7, 2020

  You may have heard that tapping into home equity is a great way to bridge the gap in paying

How Two Students Successfully Appealed Their Financial Aid Awards

How Two Students Successfully Appealed Their Financial Aid Awards

April 15, 2020

It may not be as simple as marketplace haggling, but bargaining with your college’s financial aid office can be worth

Why April Can Be the Cruelest Month in College Admissions

Why April Can Be the Cruelest Month in College Admissions

February 23, 2020

T.S. Eliot said, “April is the cruelest month.” Ask any high school senior (or parent of one) and they’re likely

Applying to College Isn’t Like When Mom & Dad Applied

Applying to College Isn’t Like When Mom & Dad Applied

October 21, 2019

From a member of our Paying For College 101 group: I’m a former Director of Admission with college-aged kids of

How to Avoid Student Loans: One Mother’s Advice

How to Avoid Student Loans: One Mother’s Advice

October 16, 2019

Many of us see no choice other than to take the Parent PLUS loans, cash-out or borrow from 401(k)s, remortgage

Financial Aid Terms You Need to Know

Financial Aid Terms You Need to Know

October 10, 2019

For all families navigating the college admissions and paying for college process, it’s important  to know and understand the terms

How Do I Get My Financial Aid Disbursement?

How Do I Get My Financial Aid Disbursement?

September 24, 2019

Your student has received their financial aid letter, committed to their chosen school, and now they wait. It’s an exciting

College Fees & Expenses Beyond Tuition—A Game of Hide-and-Seek?

College Fees & Expenses Beyond Tuition—A Game of Hide-and-Seek?

September 18, 2019

  The acceptance letters and financial aid offers that will soon (hopefully) be lying before you on your kitchen table

One Family’s Lessons for Graduating College Debt Free

One Family’s Lessons for Graduating College Debt Free

September 13, 2019

We learned many lessons through our journey of trying to help our oldest child finish college debt free. Much of