Register for one of Strategic College Planning’s popular and free College Admissions and Financial Aid Classes to begin learning more about the complicated, and not well understood, college admissions and financial aid process. Each of the questions below examines some of the many aspects of sound college planning. There are many more, and understanding any one of them increases the likelihood that your student will find a college where he/she will be happy and successful, where you will receive the largest aid package possible, and where your student will receive the best education for the money.
- My tax advisor tells us to transfer some assets into our child’s name. How will this affect his/her aid package?
- Is there more than one “good-match” school for my child?
- How important is sticker price of a college?
- What if we’re not eligible for need-based financial aid?
- Is an “A” always better than a “B”?
- How much effort should I put into locating scholarships?
- Can my student’s paycheck make him/her LOSE out on financial aid?
- How much money can I contribute to my 401(k) so that I don’t affect the college bill?
- Only students with high GPAs can earn scholarship money…right?
- How should parent and student assets be positioned to maximize financial aid?
- How can I identify schools that will offer the best financial aid packages to those in our situation?
- There’s so much information out there…how do I know what is true and what applies to us?
- SAT/ACT scores – do they really matter?
- Will we have to use our retirement to pay for college?
- Of course it’s more expensive to send my child to a prestigious private college – right?
- My accountant/neighbor/attorney/financial planner told us that we make too much money to bother applying for financial aid – is he/she right?
- We own our own home – does that disqualify us for financial aid?
For answers to these questions, and more, you and your high school student are invited to attend an upcoming free college preparation class. For upcoming class dates call (317) 369-0236.