College planning and saving advice from the experts

2020

Financial Aid Applications

Financial Aid Applications

Colleges require one or more of the following applications to apply for federal, state and institutional financial aid. In light of Covid-19, deadlines may have changed or vary from last year. Missing them can mean missing out on financial aid you would have been...

Waiting Room Reward

Waiting Room Reward

What does flipping through a magazine in a doctor’s office have to do with saving for college? For Brenna DeLaine, a physician herself, it resulted in saving thousands of dollars for her children’s higher education tuition costs.  It was about 16 years ago when Brenna...

From the Beginning

From the Beginning

Andrew Spargo likes his newspapers—the printed version—not the online sites. So he was reading The Wall Street Journal in 2003 when he saw an ad for a new way to save for college, called Independent 529. (It’s now Private College 529 Plan.)  At the time, Andrew and...