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...
When making the college list, look beyond the big number

When making the college list, look beyond the big number

The old saying “everything is negotiable” isn’t always true, but don’t assume the publicly advertised price tag for a college education is the amount students will pay. In fact, while the sticker price provides the base price for tuition and fees, it is important to...
Comparing Financial Aid Award Letters

Comparing Financial Aid Award Letters

As you weigh your college decision options, we know many of you are comparing multiple financial aid award letters.  Unfortunately, this process can sometimes feel overwhelming.  Many colleges and universities have their unique award letter structure and communicate...
Making the most of college visits

Making the most of college visits

​It’s no secret that college is expensive today. According to The College Board’s latest annual survey, the average cost of a public, four-year college in state was $10,560 for 2020-2021. For a private, nonprofit college, the number was $37,650. With those costs, it’s...