College Resource Center

Jul
25
2014

Recent FAFSA errors could alter College grants: Here’s how to fix them

News of 200,000 FAFSA applications with errors in need of correction has many students and parents nervous and wondering about financial aid eligibility. Will it reduce? Could the family be eligible for more? Here are important steps to take in securing funding for the upcoming semester. 1. Know the situation: 200,000 FAFSA’s are being reviewed [&hellip…

Posted by Kenneth OConnor

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Jul
17
2014

Top 3 ways to NOT pay college tuition

If you are a student or parent about to start or continue college, you no longer need to use your imagination to figure out what your college bill will be. By now you should already know, and the colleges are already expecting payments. Feeling the stress? Take a deep breath and commit to NOT make [&hellip…

Posted by Matt Harris

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Jul
17
2014

Parents raid retirement savings for college expenses

A recent survey from Sallie Mae and Gallup asked American families how they would cover college expenses. 24% of parents responded they would dip into retirement savings to help with their child’s tuition costs. This is an alarmingly high number and also a sign that families are keeping education a high priority. Of course families that [&hellip…

Posted by Matt Harris

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Jul
14
2014

“Read the bill together!” and four other family tips for smart college bill management

New college freshman and continuing students have a big hurdle to manage over the summer; The Tuition Bill! Here’s some smart advice for parents and students on managing this milestone financially. Read the bill together: Wondering how to start a conversation on financial literacy? It starts by simply looking at the college bill. Set a time [&hellip…

Posted by Matt Harris

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Jul
10
2014

Waiving College Health Insurance? Consider options and know your benefits first.

Health insurance coverage for college students is a necessary cost that helps keep a campus healthy. However, if a student is covered under another plan the cost of the school based health care program may be waived. Here are 4 key points to know: 1. Are you covered under a parent’s plan? Parent’s with a plan [&hellip…

Posted by Matt Harris

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