With FAFSA arriving October 1, families are getting ready to make tough choices about college. But how are families deciding? College selection can be very emotional, but it's rooted in logical factors that lead to a final decision. Here are some criteria points.
There's no doubt that college is expensive. Just ask any parent helping their son or daughter enroll this fall, or even filing the FAFSA in preparation for next year. College affordability is at the heart of the issue. Let's consider how financial literacy helps manage decisions about college affordability.
It’s very important that continuing college students reapply for financial aid EVERY YEAR! Even if your student didn't receive any aid when your family first applied, it's important to keep the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) open and up to date. If your family's circumstances change, you may be able to appeal for increased financial aid at a later date.
Saving may be the best way to pay for college, but sometimes it’s just not enough. There are many strategies to fill the gap between how much you have and how much you need. Parents can make a huge impact on the process by staying organized and knowing the lingo to help support their child's college bill payment strategy.
Academic strategist Jeannie Burlowski is on a mission to help soon-to-be college students complete their degree with little (or zero) debt. Host John Hupalo covers a tremendous conversation about what it takes to strive towards achievable goals with an eye for detailed plans.
John Hupalo, founder of My College Corner was featured on Bloomberg #DayBreak with Alix Steel and David Westin, covering the critical topic of student lending. This is a big issue, and John shared his insight to help find student loan debt solutions, especially for families planning for college now.
As the school year rolls around, the college application process is in full swing. Terms such as "early action" or "early decision" are common for students looking to be admitted to a school much earlier than the standard admission deadline. If your student is thinking about applying early it is important to know all the facts.
The fundamental principles of budgeting are important to teach your children from their earliest years. A budget may seem tricky at first, but rather than being restrictive, it actually allows you to feel more in control of your money and know where it’s going.