Parent Student Loans: A growing concern

The student debt crisis now affects approximately 44 million people and the total dollar amount has doubled since 2009.  A missing piece of this discussion is the amount of parents affected by student debt. Parent student loans are becoming a growing concern.  According to a CFPB report, the average state has approximately 2.2 billion dollars…

Haverford High School College Planning Program 2017

Haverford High School College Planning Program involves a series of information nights that cover three financial aid nights and two college application nights for the families of our township.  Fred Amrein, an expert in college funding and student loan repayment will be the speaker on the financial aid topics.  His presentations help parents understand how…

DRT Blind Submission

As October 1 approaches, the stress of the FAFSA submission grows.  This is our second year with dealing with Prior Prior but we must face it with a new way of using the DRT system or the Data Retrieval Tool.  In 2016, the DRT system was suspended due to personal identity problems.  For the 2018-19…

DRT Update: FAFSA Fall 2017 Submissions

The IRS and the Department of Education have announced their initial solution to the Data Retrieval Tool process for the FAFSA.  It will be available for the FAFSA submission year starting on October 1, 2017.  The October 1, 2017 is the start of the FAFSA school year for 2018 – 2019. In early 2017, the…

Finding colleges that are affordable and deliver value

How do families find colleges that are affordable and deliver value?  For many families, college affordability and avoiding excessive student debt are becoming more important factors in the college decision process.  A Princeton Review Survey confirmed this earlier this year. What are the steps needed to make informed decisions during this college search and selection? …