College Planning Highlights by Grade

College Planning Highlights by Grade

Ann Garcia (aka The College Financial Lady) is a Certified Financial Planner®, author of How to Pay for College (due in bookstores this summer), owner of Independent Progressive Advisors, and the proud mom of two college kids—split between private and public schools....
The True Cost of College

The True Cost of College

If you are new to the college application process, understanding the financial aid process to determine your true cost of college can be confusing, especially when making comparisons between multiple colleges and universities.  And for many families, the financial...
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...