Seven Major FAFSA Changes: What Families Need to Know
student loans As adjustments to the federal FAFSA form are phased in, they could affect the financial aid eligibility of current and prospective college students.
8 Times You Should Contact Your Financial Adviser
Whether you experience a job change or begin caring for aging parents, your financial adviser can help manage the impact on your financial plan.
By T. Eric Reich, CIMA®, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC® Published
The Perks of Filling Out the FAFSA
The FAFSA is the most critical document to get financial aid for college.
By Emma Patch Published
Grandparents: Now is the Time to Contribute to Your Grandkid's 529 Plans
529 Plans With new changes to the FAFSA process, you can “superfund” their college savings – without affecting their financial aid status.
By Shane W. Cummings, CFP®, AIF® Published529 Plans
The Financial Aid Form Gets a Makeover
Paying for College Starting with the FAFSA available for filing in October 2022, the number of questions will be reduced from 108 to 36.
By Sandra Block PublishedPaying for College
7 Ways the Pandemic Will Change College Forever
college Colleges and universities face steep budget cuts, enrollment challenges and new types of competition as a result of COVID-19. We cover the changes you'll see on campus this fall -- and beyond.
By John Miley Publishedcollege
How to Help Grandchildren Pay for College
Paying for College Follow these tax-saving strategies while gifting money to help fund their education.
By Emma Patch PublishedPaying for College
How to Use a Grandparent’s 529 Account to Reimburse College Expenses
529 Plans Through timely withdrawals and good recordkeeping, a grandparent’s 529 college-savings plan can help families recoup money spent on college.
By Kaitlin Pitsker Published529 Plans
Paying for Continuing Education With a 529 Plan
529 Plans You don’t have to pursue a college degree to be able to use tax-free money from a 529 college-savings plan to pay for classes.
By Kimberly Lankford Published529 Plans
5 Key Financial Aid Considerations When Saving for College
college Get real about what you might need to pay for your child's education.
By Roger A. Young, CFP® Publishedcollege