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COLLEGE PLANNING: DON'T MISS OUT ON FINANCIAL AID!
NEW FASFA RULES WENT INTO EFFECT IN 2016

If you’re a parent of a high school student, it is extremely important to gain an understanding of how colleges determine their financial aid packages. Unlike what a typical financial aid information evening at your child’s high school may lead you to believe, there are a lot more complexities that go into the final financial aid package.

We offer complimentary seminars throughout the year, aimed at helping parents understand how financial aid is calculated, the role your assets and income play in the formula, and what colleges think of blended families and business owners. Please visit the Events tab for the seminar schedule.

In the seminar, we focus on maximizing financial aid eligibility:

  • 2016 changes to Asset and Income Protection Allowance(s)
  • Major differences between FAFSA ad CSS Profile
  • Factors used to calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
  • What you can do to double (or more) your financial aid package
  • College savings options – some count against you
  • Where to find scholarships and how they affect financial aid
  • America’s most generous colleges
  • Non-financial strategies to consider when choosing a college