Insider tips for the week of Oct. 31, 2016

Below are our insider tips to help your family with the complicated college process:

 

moneyShortcut to finding out how much the gov’t expects you to pay for college - Most families are stunned to learn how much they are expected to contribute to college after filling out the FAFSA, so Troy Onink has put together a quick reference table based on your household income and number of dependent children. Take 1 min to scroll down the few paragraphs to see the estimate of what yours will be.

 

4 incorrect reasons families don’t apply for financial aid - Check out these common mistakes from US News so you don’t cost yourself money for college.

 

adac-1574916_640Are you a helicopter, lawn mower or drone? - Take a minute to read Gail Roseblum’s lighthearted piece on parenting a soon-to-be college student and see what type of parent you are (Hint: you want to be a thermostat).

 

Scholarships with November deadlines - Check out this large list from Jessica Velasco and see if any make sense for your family.

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