Monthly Archives: December 2015

Getting Ready for the FAFSA

Shocking but true: 2016 is nearly here. That means many people will be filling out the FAFSA for the first time in just a few weeks. The FAFSA itself will be available on January 1. If you would like to prepare before filling it out, the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet is available now. Although the worksheet Continue reading Getting Ready for the FAFSA

Computers and 529 Plans

The PATH Act of 2015, aka the budget deal signed last week, included a bonus for families of college students: computers, software and peripherals are now Qualified Higher Education Expenses eligible for purchase via 529 plan funds. Previously computers had to be required by the school in order to be eligible. (One could of course argue Continue reading Computers and 529 Plans

It’s Dec. 15. Can You Afford the Colleges You’ve Applied to?

If you haven’t done so already, now is a great time to check that your student has applied to some colleges that your family can afford. The best way to do this is to use the net price calculators of the schools they’ve chosen to see what you’re likely to pay. If none of the choices Continue reading It’s Dec. 15. Can You Afford the Colleges You’ve Applied to?