10 Financial Aid Terms to Know

10 Financial Aid Terms to Know

Going through financial planning for college, especially for the first time, can feel overwhelming. Luckily, you have us. Here are some key terms to get a jump on.   1. FAFSA The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required by all colleges. In...
What to Know About the CSS Profile

What to Know About the CSS Profile

Even if you are new to the financial aid process, you’ve most likely heard of the FAFSA. But this might be the first time you are hearing about the “other” financial aid form, the CSS Profile. Used by roughly 400 institutions, the CSS Profile helps colleges,...
Saving for College Myths Demystified

Saving for College Myths Demystified

True or False?You can only enroll in one 529 plan. False! Amy Irvine, financial planner at the Rooted Planning Group, explains what’s really possible.   True or False? You can only enroll in one 529 plan. Amy: That is absolutely not true. There are several...
College Savings Tips from an Expert

College Savings Tips from an Expert

​In working with families who are planning and saving for college, I stress the importance of being prepared. While college preparation becomes more “urgent” for families with older children, parents whose children are years away from college can benefit greatly from...