ABCs of Financial Aid

 

ABCs of Financial Aid

It’s hard to talk about college without mentioning financial aid. Yet this pairing isn’t a marriage of love, but one of necessity. In many cases, financial aid may be the deciding factor in whether your child attends the college of his or her choice. That’s why it’s important to develop a basic understanding of financial aid before your child applies to college. Without such knowledge, you may have trouble understanding the process of aid determination, filling out the proper aid applications, and comparing the financial aid awards that your child may receive.

But let’s face it. Financial aid information is probably not on anyone’s top ten list of bedtime reading material. It can be an intimidating and confusing topic. There are different types, different sources, and different formulas for evaluating your child’s eligibility. Here are some of the basics to help you get started.

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Fall Is Here

“ A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye”  author unknown  

As we wave goodbye to summer, we are “spicing” and sprucing things up here.  We are excited to say that if you are reading this article, our new website is finished and we are officially rolling it out.  Christine has been so busy writing content for the website, that she almost ran out of words for the newsletter, but not quite!  We simply shortened it this quarter, sending it to many of our folks along with their quarterly reports. But, we are now be able to share so much more on the website, and through this new “Straight Talk” Blog, as well as an IPI Facebook page, and perhaps, even a Twitter account.  Our teenagers are proud that we are finally improving our technology, and they are, of course, giving us pointers.  Continue reading “Fall Is Here”