Insider Tips for the week of September 9, 2023

Important financial aid info – College Inside Track’s Jay Benanav provides answers to important financial aid questions. Take a few minutes to read his advice. It’s not about the college, it’s about you – Lee Coffin encourages students to start with personal reflection in the college process. Every college offers a different answer to those…

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Insider Tips for the week of March 4, 2023

Understanding the college financial aid letter – College Inside Track’s Cozy Wittman was featured in the Journal of Financial Planning, discussing ways to create transparency for families in the college funding process and better understanding the college financial aid award letter. Cozy explains in detail the college financial aid award letter, tips after receiving it,…

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Insider Tips for the week of February 4, 2023

How much does saving for college hurt your financial aid? – DIY College Rankings has put together a quick reference table to illustrate how much savings affect aid. The finding is that income has a substantially greater impact on financial aid than savings. Take a few minutes to learn how you qualify for financial aid.…

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Insider tips for the week of December 3, 2022

Financial aid formula changes – CIT’s Chris Wills explains how little-known changes to the financial aid formula for the 2023-24 school year could affect how much you pay for college (these are different from the significant changes occurring the following year). Take a couple minutes to see if you may be impacted. What does a…

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Insider tips for the week of August 21, 2017

5 tips to pay less for college – A great read worth a couple minutes from Jeanmarie Keller. I especially like #4 – build your list of colleges based on your situation and the college’s financial aid policies. Just because you need financial aid doesn’t mean the college has to give it to you.  …

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