Part of preparing for college is figuring out how to pay for it. Here, we'll explore topics like searching and applying for scholarships and financial aid, calculating college tuition costs and saving for college.
What happens after your student submits their FAFSA?
Your student completed the FAFSA and hit “submit.” What happens now and how does it lead to your student getting money to help pay for college?
What to do after receiving a financial aid award letter
Your student’s financial aid award letter says they’re getting funds to help pay for college. But how do they actually get those funds and put them toward their college expenses?
Why you need a 529 plan if you are saving for your student's college education
A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged savings account. 529 accounts offer more flexibility than other types of education savings accounts.
9 things you have to know about financial aid for college
With proper financial planning and some financial aid expertise, parents and students can learn what misconceptions, myths and mistakes to avoid when trying to pay for college.
Student tax refund or payment advice
If your student has filed or will soon file a tax return, they may be wondering how they’ll spend their refund or contemplating how to pay taxes they owe.
Education tax credits, deductions and FAFSA money, oh my!
Each financial aid award is treated a little differently when it comes to tax time, so we’ll assess each one and review higher education tax credits and deductions you should know about.
The skinny on scholarships
Finding free money for college takes a little work. There are some tools that you and your student can start using now that will help pave the road to an affordable college degree.