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7 Unconventional Ways to Earn Money Towards Your Kid’s Dream Degree

College is a big expense, and saving for it can be stressful for both parents and students. It’s easy to make mistakes in this process of saving and paying for an education. We all know about filling out the FAFSA.  But let’s talk about 7 unique strategies for saving and paying for college, including ways to make extra money and save on tuition.  Deposit funds into a college savings account There are various types of college savings accounts that can…

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Stressed About the FAFSA? Don’t Panic – We’ve Got You Covered!

Let's be real – filing the  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) isn't exactly a walk in the park. Between the tedious questions, financial docs galore, and that looming sense of "am I doing this right?", the process can quickly become overwhelming. But take a deep breath, because we're here to be your guide.  Think of us as your FAFSA sherpas, helping you navigate the mountain of federal aid forms. Our goal? Ensuring your journey is as smooth and…

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Creating a Budget for College Expenses: Money Management Tips for Parents

As parents of college-bound students, you know that higher education comes with not just academic challenges, but financial ones as well. The cost of college can be significant and can put a strain on your family's finances if not managed wisely. That's why it's essential to create a budget for college expenses early on. By planning and budgeting strategically, you can help your child pursue their dreams without compromising their financial future. In this blog post, we'll share some valuable…

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Federal PLUS Loan – Another option to pay for college

This article is slated to be updated with the latest FAFSA, Scholarship, and Financial Information. For more updated information, please refer to our 2023 and 2024 articles. College can be unaffordable for students who cannot secure other funding options. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) determines a student’s eligibility to receive financial aid. However, the aid offered through the FAFSA application will not be enough to cover most students’ school expenses. Therefore, students must secure other funding sources…

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are outside scholarships worth it

Are Outside Scholarships Worth It?

This article is slated to be updated with the latest FAFSA, Scholarship, and Financial Information. For more updated information, please refer to our 2023 and 2024 articles. The following headline was featured in the February 9, 2018 edition of Forbes: “How This Savvy Student Won More Than $700,000 In Scholarships!” While this sounds like quite the accomplishment, if you read the article in its entirety you’ll notice 2 major catches: It required the student to apply to more than 140…

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Business Owners Have a Big Advantage When Paying For College

Business Owners Have a Big Advantage When Paying For College

This article is slated to be updated with the latest FAFSA, Scholarship, and Financial Information. For more updated information, please refer to our 2023 and 2024 articles. Small business owners have some unique advantages when it comes to lowering the cost of college, often by thousands of dollars a year. The big drivers in determining college costs are income and assets. Small Business Not Assessed Under FAFSA Rules Under current FAFSA rules, assets (a business with under 100 employees) are…

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asset repositioning strategies

Why Families May Want To Consider Asset Repositioning Strategies To Reduce College Costs

This article is slated to be updated with the latest FAFSA, Scholarship, and Financial Information. For more updated information, please refer to our 2023 and 2024 articles. About 20% of middle-income families will qualify for need-based aid that is higher than their merit scholarship.   It often makes sense for these families to consider asset repositioning strategies to reduce their EFC so they are able to capture the additional gift aid that may be available to them.  Upper middle-income families, especially…

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How To Save Money For College Tuition

How To Save Money For College Tuition

This article is slated to be updated with the latest FAFSA, Scholarship, and Financial Information. For more updated information, please refer to our 2023 and 2024 articles. “And as with any investment, but especially with college savings plans, it's always best to begin putting aside money as soon as you can.” This tagline from U.S. News says it all. It doesn’t matter what you put your money into to save for college — starting as early as possible is universally…

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Meet Juno Student Loans (Formerly LeverEdge)

Finally, you've selected the right college to pursue your undergraduate or postgraduate degree! You worked tirelessly to get your application approved to secure a seat in your dream college and everything seems to be going perfectly. But now, another hurdle lays ahead of you - paying your own tuition and student loans. The student community often feels dejected because they have no say over the interest rates, which they will be paying for a considerable part of their lives. What…

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Financial Aid Workshop Opportunities With MCPT

This article is slated to be updated with the latest FAFSA, Scholarship, and Financial Information. For more updated information, please refer to our 2023 and 2024 articles. Nearly every student will need to apply for financial aid at some point in their life. Whether it is because they have a parent who is not able to cover the cost of tuition, or because they are seeking out scholarships and grants to help pay for school, these types of educational funding…

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