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Why You Should Fill Out the FAFSA ASAP After Oct 1st

Spoiler alert: college is really expensive. Begging the government for money can make it more affordable! Such begging is done in the form of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid—FAFSA® for short. In order to maximize the amount of aid you can get, it’s very important that you fill out your…
 

Affordable Four-Year Schools with Good Outcomes

These four-year public colleges offer their students an affordable higher education, with relatively high salaries. As students weigh the costs and benefits of higher education, it’s especially important to find schools that can offer them the best possible outcomes. For students looking for a high return on investment, these institutions…
 

7 Myths About the 2017–18 FAFSA Debunked

You might have heard that the next FAFSA® will be available on October 1, 2016 as opposed to January 1, 2017. Well, it’s not a myth! If you (or your child) are planning to go to college during the 2017–18 academic year, you’ll want to make sure you have your facts straight.…
 

Resource Guide Offers Best Practices to Expand College Opportunity, Increase College Affordability

Today, the U.S. Department of Education released the America's College Promise Playbook, a comprehensive and up-to-date resource guide that provides practitioners with relevant and actionable information about how they can offer more students access to an affordable, high-quality education through which students can go as far as their talents and work…
 

Pros and Cons of Saving for College in 529 Plans

When you've been in the college funding business over twenty years and worked with over 5,000 advisors during that time; you've heard every possible story, received every possible pitch, and seen every possible blunder. I know that in the financial services industry every advisor has their 'favorite' investment. You want…
 
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