New Legislation The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 contained significant reforms that impacted many people’s financial lives. This COVID-19 relief bill was hotly debated in the news, but the appropriations bill also changed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or the FAFSA. Well guess what? The changes are here! If you are attending college […]
It may seem like yesterday when you brought your newborn home from the hospital.  Now, they are starting their senior year of high school.  After a summer of college visits, they are preparing to submit their college applications.  The college process is different than when you or your parents attended, and the older generation was […]
After having a child, parents usually ask themselves two questions: “What do I do now,” and, “How will we pay for college?” They’re both legitimate questions, as the price of secondary education has skyrocketed in the last few decades. According to U.S. News, the in-state tuition and fees at public National Universities have grown by […]
Applying to colleges is often a stressful time for both students and parents. During this time, families are asked to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be a daunting task. The FAFSA helps calculate the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) that is used to determine financial aid eligibility. Many families are […]
Not too long ago, I signed up for the new marriage, new house, and newborn extravaganza.  As many of you know, and I can certainly attest to now, it is quite the transition.  Times were a bit simpler before—pay your rent, go to work, brush your teeth at least twice a day, and look generally  […]
Recent statistics on the cost of college from the Trends in College Pricing 2015, published by the College Board, detail one of the major problems facing students and families paying for higher education. Since 2005, the average public four-year-cost of attending college has increased 40%, or 3.4% above the average inflation rate. The average published […]
It is no secret that a college education is expensive. Between tuition, fees, room and board, the total cost can be mind boggling for parents that have not paid attention to the cost of tuition since they graduated decades before. That being said, as expensive as college is, it is still often the best investment […]