Paying For College
As important as preparing for and choosing a college is paying for it. Often, families feel overwhelmed by the cost of higher education. However, there are many opportunities for financial aid (from scholarships, grants for merit-based aid as well as need-based aid) for families with income at all levels. Learning how to find those opportunities, apply and qualify for them is key to saving thousands each year on college.
These articles cover topics and questions about financial aid and paying for college. If you’re wanting support with helping your child successfully get into and afford college…check out my programs, book and consulting packages at Compass College Advisory.
Getting in + getting money for college – it all begins with “FIT”
Junior year is the start of the college admissions process. In order for your teen to be successful once they’re in college, they need to be applying to colleges that
The key to helping your junior get in and get money for college
Parents of juniors…I want college admissions to be a stress-free process for your teen. Don’t see how that’s possible? Let me share some intentional things you can do to support
Top 5 things to do to complete FAFSA for your college-bound senior
Families may start applying for financial aid through FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) beginning October 1 and will be able to submit an earlier tax return for consideration.
Are you ready to apply for financial aid?
Are you ready to apply for financial aid? Even if you don’t think you qualify, I urge you to consider applying and explain why in this quick video for parents
How The Different College Application Deadlines Can Impact Your Student and Financial Aid
College application deadlines are not the most exciting topic to consider as your teen prepares for college during high school, but it’s a very important topic one. It’s important because
How to apply for scholarships like voting in Chicago
Grants and scholarships for college are keenly on the minds of parents. The first part of this series, “Grants and Scholarships 101 for parents of college-bound teens” helps you get
How to save time when seeking money for college
During a recent FB Live show, I discussed “Grants and Scholarships 101 for Parents of college-bound teens”. Although teens are applying for the scholarships, oftentimes, parents are searching and later
College Scholarships for Middle School Students
Did you know that your child can start getting scholarships for college before they even get to high school? It’s true. There are more scholarships available to middle school students