Student Loan Forgiveness Details

  Here is a Q&A with College Inside Track President Chris Wills regarding the Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness plan:    Chris, there’s been a lot of publicity around the Biden-Harris Administration’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan.  I just received my first alumni parent text on the topic: “How do we get the Biden Loan Forgiveness…

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Jay Benanav Q and A: Financial Aid Issues for 2023 HS Graduates

College Inside Track founder and nationally recognized college admissions financial aid expert Jay Benanav discusses some of the most salient college financial aid issues relative to the 2022-2023 application cycle   Q: Jay, what is new and reportable in the 2022 landscape of financial aid?  What have we learned in the last application cycle?  Even…

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Cozy Wittman on Wicked Pissah Podcast: Financial Strategies Driving the College Search

  Cozy Wittman, Wicked Pissah Podcast, Episode 118 College Inside Track’s Cozy Wittman offers a really fun, comprehensive discussion around the college search.  With strong advice for financial advisers, the podcast speaks to all listeners with a stake in the college search. When should families begin thinking about the college search?  When should the scholarship…

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Scholarship reduction – The dirty little college secret

Would you ever consider a scenario where the scholarships your student won actually resulted in a scholarship reduction elsewhere? One of the students we work with, whom we’ll call Caitlyn, was a dream that every parent (and counselor) hopes for: kind, bright, studious and incredibly engaged in the college process. In addition to having nearly…

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Video response: “Can We Juggle Assets to Make Ourselves Need-based?”

In this three minute video, CIT Education and Partnerships lead Cozy Wittman answers the perennial questions asked by high-EFC parents in search of college dollars: “Can we juggle assets to make ourselves need-based? What can we do to make ourselves needier on the FAFSA and CSS Profile?”      Learn the single strongest factor determining whether or…

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5 Nuggets of College Planning Wisdom

1 Choose a college that is a fit academically, socially AND financially. And a financial fit inherently means that neither the student nor the parents are over-borrowing (see #2). 2 Borrow an amount no greater than the average first-year salary in your chosen field. If total student loan debt is less than your starting salary,…

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