College Scorecard

The federal government has just released an updated college system called College Scorecard. The College Scorecard website provides data on college net costs, debt and future earning potential. The goal of this tool was to help families find better college value by comparing the institutional performance of colleges in an easy format.   Providing this transparency…

Net Price Calculator: Estimating your Financial Aid

Using EFC PLUS, the college calculator to understand your financial aid Each year, College Affordability, LLC restarts the process of educating families on the college financial process and changes that will occur in this year’s college funding process.  The number one college question I receive each year is the same.  It deals with college tuition…

College Affordability Maximizing Your Resources

The Pennsylvania 529 College Saving Plan will be hosting a webinar titled College Affordability: Strategies to Maximizing Your Resources.  It is part of their National College Savings Month Programs.  The webinar is free and open to the public.  There are two live sessions on Wednesday, September 23.  The times are at 12:00/noon and 6:00 PM.  It…

College Mom Remember Me

Every once in awhile, we come across something that will lighten your day.  The stress of the college decision and the cost of college can be overwhelming.  This mom puts a nice twist to the college student who is away at college.  Many parents feel a sense of neglect of not being appreciated especially when our…

FAFSA Changes for 2017-18

On September 14, 2015, the Department of Education announced major FAFSA changes for 2017-2108.  The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid process.   Prospective college students and current college students are required to submit the FAFSA in order to qualify for federal financial aid.  The FAFSA process is only for federal and state money. …

Rising College Application Volume

As part of our effort to provide different or various insights on the college decision process, we periodically post articles that we find helpful to our readers.  I just wanted to include this short article titled, “What Rising College Application Volume Means for the Class of 2020” by Bradford Holmes at US News and World…

College Safety

The 2015 college school year is beginning and students are arriving on campus.  Cars are fully packed with everything a student will need for the year.  Freshmen will begin exploring campus to find where their classes will be located and traveling all over campus at night for fun.  One area that is often overlooked in…