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Get Organized The FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the form families need to complete in order to qualify for federal financial aid and many state aid programs. Getting organized makes the process go more smoothly. The FAFSA electronic form is available on October 1st for the upcoming college school year…Details
As we approach the end of the year, the first semester of college is almost over. For many students this is a time to reflect on their original college decision and for other students a time to re-examine their college direction. These discussions normally begin as part of the Thanksgiving conversation and may evolve into…Details
College Affordability, LLC as part of our EFC PLUS process, is creating a Financial Aid Decision Webinar Series that will run from December through April, 2016. College education is one of the most expensive investments parents will face. This college decision often results from the financial information being analyzed on the one year cost of college.…Details
The 2015 year is winding down. For parents of college bound students and current college students, this is a critical time of the year. Often overlooked in the college process is the creation of a financial aid year-end plan. Listed below are financial items and possible adjustments that should be reviewed before the end of…Details
Fred Amrein presented a webinar for the Pennsylvania Treasury 529 College Saving program. This webinar was part of the college affordability series for September. September is college saving month for all 529 plans. This College Affordability presentation is now archived on PA529.com. and is available for families to view. The program addresses the proper utilization of…Details
The Obama Administration has made a commitment to help both college students and borrowers. In October, 2015 the Department of Education announced the publication of a new regulatory law that will protect college students, specifically in the area of the prepaid debit card. This new regulatory practice will bring reform to campus prepaid debit cards. The…Details
As student rush to complete their college applications, many parents are evaluating the college affordability question. Understanding the college student loan options is now a critical part of the college affordability decision. Due to the increase cost of college and the need for post-graduate studies, more students and families need to finance a portion of…Details