Pay For College

 Do You Have A Game Plan For Financing College? If Not… It Could Cost You Thousands Of Dollars! Each year we are amazed at the lack of planning that some families put into college, especially financing college. The proof of this lack of planning comes out when we ask these simple questions in the initial…

Continue Reading →

Committing To A College: 10 Items You Should Research Before Ever Committing

 10 Items You Should Research Before Ever Committing To College High school juniors will begin to look at colleges soon and some of the key factors that these students will look at in their college search is 1) the looks and size of the campus, 2) the quality of campus life, 3) the honors and…

Continue Reading →

Clark College Funding Video Testimonials

Clark College Funding Video Testimonials Voting I Need Your Help!  I was so grateful and excited to see so many great videos this year.  This is the first year that I am not able to decide on a clear winner (of course every family that submitted a video wins a minimum $100 scholarship).  I am…

Continue Reading →

The Private Scholarship Game (Part 3) – Frequently Asked Questions

The Private Scholarship Game (Part 3)    Frequently Asked Questions Q: How can I find out about what scholarships are out there? A: Your best scholarship research sources include: The Internet (try the free scholarship search engine located in Department of Labor website), your local community (contact your local chamber of commerce); and your high…

Continue Reading →

Direct Loan Interest Rates

DIRECT LOANS RATES   Below are the new interest rates for Direct Loans first disbursed between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. Read More Federal Direct Student Loans 2014-2015 Interest Rates Effective for Loans First Disbursed on or after July 1, 2014 and prior to July 1, 2015 Loan Type Borrower Type Index Add-On…

Continue Reading →

Private Scholarship Game (Part 2) – How To Increase Your Odds

The Private Scholarship Game (Part 2) – How To Increase Your Odds High school juniors need to turn their attention to private scholarships now. There are many scholarships with applications that are due in the fall of the student’s senior year. If you delay this process due to procrastination or because you are preoccupied with…

Continue Reading →

Private Scholarship Game Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts

The Private Scholarship Game (Part 1) – The Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts Most college scholarships and grants are available through the Federal and State governments, which are ultimately controlled by the colleges themselves.  However, there are a few Private scholarships that are available through outside, private sources. These private scholarships are very competitive though,…

Continue Reading →

Business Owners Would You Like A Big College Funding Break

Business Owners – Would You Like A Big College Funding Break Business owners are afforded more tax breaks than employees of corporations, and the financial aid system is no different. Under the Federal Deficit Reduction Act, the owner(s) of family-controlled businesses with 100, or fewer, employees can exclude their entire business assets when filing the…

Continue Reading →

Colleges Sending Emails Asking for Sensitive Information

BEWARE OF COLLEGES SENDING E-MAILS ASKING FOR SENSITIVE INFORMATION Below is information that was provided to me by the National College Advocacy Group (NCAG): Earlier this month a client forwarded an e-mail her daughter received from the college she is attending.  The e-mail started as follows: Dear Student: Our records indicate that you have not…

Continue Reading →

Can’t Pay Your Student Loan:Options Deferment, Repayments, Forbearance

  10 Options To Consider If You Can’t Pay Your Student Loan Bills If you are a high school senior who will attend college in the fall, you need to understand the pressure and burden that follows when you take out massive student loans to pay for college. If you are a college grad and…

Continue Reading →