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Will We Qualify for Need-Based Financial Aid?

Will we qualify for need-based financial aid for college? – A question on the minds of most parents with college-bound high school students. The answer is going to depend on many things, with the biggest being parental income and number

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Using Net Price Calculators In Your Kid’s College Search

Using net price calculators in your kid’s college search is essential to finding great deals. I originally posted most of the information below back in 2012. It is still as timely and important as it was then. One of the

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Minimize Your Out-of-Pocket College Cost – Part 2

Updated 2-4-17 – Updates in red In part 1, I talked about what you can do to minimize your upcoming out-of-pocket college costs when you have a senior in high school who is in the process of getting down to

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FAFSA – To File or Not to File?

This is the time of year when parents need to think about filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  But how do you know if it is worth your time and energy to file?  Many people have the

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Net Price Calculators – Key Tools in the College Choice Process

One of the most valuable tools I have found for estimating how much it will actually cost you to send your child to a particular college is the Net Price Calculator.  Most colleges are required to post a link to

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