College costs are increasing at an average rate of 6% to 10% each year. It’s becoming increasingly difficult for families to send their children through four years of college.
I understand the complex elements that determine a student’s aid eligibility. With four-year college costs in excess of one hundred thousand dollars, it’s important to work with a professional planner who has the experience to ensure you’re not losing financial aid dollars.
I am comitted to providing comprehensive and personalized service to parents wanting to give their college age children the best education possible.
I will provide:
- A thorough analysis of the factors that impact your aid eligibility with recommendations to ensure that the student is demonstrating as much financial need as legally possible
- A calculation of your “Expected Family Contribution.” Knowing how much your out-of-pocket costs will be before you go through the application process could save you considerable time, money, and frustration
- An estimation of your federal income tax. Waiting to file your financial aid form after income taxes are completed may cause you to miss aid deadlines
- Sound advice on how to effectively finance the portion of college costs not subsidized by aid
- A historical aid profile of each school your child is applying to
- Preparation of the necessary financial aid forms. Forms improperly completed or sent in late may disqualify, reduce or delay your aid
- Advice on evaluating and/or appealing the financial aid packages offered.
College Aid Planning – The FAFSA
The FAFSA form is a highly detailed application that takes several hours to complete. I will ensure that your application is both accurate and “financial aid friendly.” More than 21 million FAFSA applications are submitted every year, and ensuring that your application is accurate is key to getting the Student Aid you need.
Have you already applied and been rejected, or received less than you feel you are eligible for?
I will help you:
- file an appeal
- review your application
- find costly errors that can reduce the amount of your award.
- Fill out and submit your CSS Profile