My College Corner Blog
Skip to content

Blog

Blog

Audio

How to Prepare for College Financially with Guest John…

Jan 20, 2021

My son or daughter got into college now what? What is the total cost of attendance really? Can I afford it? What options are there for financial aid, loans, merit aid, scholarship? Do I really have to pay the sticker price? As families start to assess their ability to afford college, what should they be doing and when?



Many grandparents want to help their grandchildren achieve their dreams of college. Unfortunately, how grandparents save or offer assistance can unintentionally reduce a student’s eligibility for financial aid. Knowing some of the rules in advance will ensure that a grandparent’s good intentions are fulfilled without penalizing the student.

If you are a grandparent (or soon to be one) here are a few things to consider when planning to help save for college.








Picking a student loan that meets your needs requires an understanding of some basic concepts. Student Loan Basics empowers you with information to make informed choices to borrow for college and manage the debt after college.

This article explains the important differences between consolidating and refinancing student loans.