College planning and saving advice from the experts

2020

Calculating Financial Aid Eligibility

Calculating Financial Aid Eligibility

Eligibility can vary significantly from one college to the next simply because of the COA. At College A, the student can receive up to $40,000 in financial aid, but is only eligible for up to $10,000 at College B.Colleges determine eligibility for need-based financial...

Ask the Expert: Waitlists

Ask the Expert: Waitlists

My high school senior was waitlisted at one of the colleges they applied to. What happens next?   First, provide encouragement. A wait list offer means the college would like to admit the student if a space opens up—they...

2019

Top 5 FAFSA Tips

Top 5 FAFSA Tips

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is required by all colleges, and in some cases, it’s the only application needed to award financial aid from all sources. The FAFSA can be completed online at FAFSA.gov as early as October 1st to apply for the...