College Financial Aid Year-End Planning

It is here! As we approach the end of the year 2016, it is a great time to review your personal financial planning strategies, specifically related to saving and paying for college.  Do your college financial aid year-end planning now!  Listed below are financial aid and college funding strategies that can be put into place…

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Student Loan Borrowers: Preventing Student Debt

Today, most families will have to finance a larger part of their college education through various student loan programs.  Currently, student loan borrowers total approximately 43 million Americans with debt exceeding 1.3 trillion dollars.  Colleges have entrance and exit loan counseling for all students who receive federal loans.   Some colleges have also gone the extra…

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Would Millennials Change their Student Loan Decisions if They Could?

Across the headlines, in almost any newspaper, families can find articles about the student loan crisis.  For the current Millennial having student loan debt has become part of the new norm.   As each year passes, I often wonder would Millennials change their student loan decisions if they could. Included in this article are the policy…

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Student Loan Repayment: Making the best decision!

We are continually reading about the increase of student debt.  According to the Institute of College Access and Success, 68% students who graduated from college in 2015 had an average of $30,100 in student loan debt.  This amount is staggering and the amount borrowed is not going away soon.  In fact, the number of people…

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2016 Student Loans and Repayment webinar

Get a jump on your planning by putting our November webinar on your calendar!  Our EFC PLUS November 9th webinar is on Student Loans and Repayment.  This webinar is timed to give new college graduates information about their student loans and advice to current borrowers on how loan repayment works. Topics covered in the webinar:…

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Hidden Scholarship for Time Management

Finding cost saving strategies is critical today especially when you consider the national college graduation rate is less than 40 percent and at the same time student debt continues to increase.  Today, even the government website, Scorecard, uses six years as their college graduation benchmark.  The best way to save money on college cost is…

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