Good Financial Reads: How to Afford College (Part One)

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January 01, 2021

How to afford college part one

CSS Profile Fundamentals – 8 Questions Answered About the College Scholarship Service Profile

by Chris Ladd, TriPrescient Financial Services, Inc.

The CSS Profile is a used by many colleges and universities to award non-federal financial aid. If you have a high school senior or a child in college be sure to work with them to complete the CSS Profile application after completing the FAFSA form for this year.

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12 Tips on Filing for Financial Aid to Get Your Kids Through College

by Philip Weiss, Apprise Wealth Management

Over the next few months, millions of parents or their children are expected to complete and file financial aid applications. 

Are you worried about the process? 

There’s a lot at stake when it comes to educating your children and anyone can get on edge through the process, so…

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Filling Out the FAFSA Form

by Rob Stoll, Financial Design Studio, Inc.

In getting ready for college you may come across another form called the CSS Profile. CSS stands for “College Scholarship Service.” I’m not going to go through the process of filling out a CSS Profile here, but want you to be aware of it.

The CSS Profile is basically a more in-depth version of the FAFSA form that digs further into your financial situation. If your student wants to apply to a school that requires a CSS Profile, they will have to fill out both a FAFSA form AND a CSS Profile.

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Should You Save For College In A 529 Plan or Taxable Account?

by Jake Northrup, Experience Your Wealth, LLC

For any parent, college funding is top of mind. With college tuitions rising like crazy (some are over $75,000 now…😳), it puts greater pressure on you to save for college while your kids are young. It’s not easy for most folks to just dish out $75,000/year from their annual cash flow when those college tuition bills come due.

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