Going back through this blog in an attempt to semi-organize it, I realized I never gave an overview of 529 plans and how they work. That would probably explain all the questions I get about them. So, here are some 529 plan basics.
Is the aid award from your first-choice school insufficient? The New York Times offers some tips for appealing here. A couple of key points in the article:
Let’s say your student didn’t get accepted at First Choice U. And they’re less than thrilled with the choices available to them. And they can name all kinds of humongously successful people who don’t have college degrees and they tell you maybe they
I’ve had several conversations this past week that have served as stark reminders of how much college has changed since the days when those of us with approaching-college-age kids attended. My cousin’s son is graduating from college next month. (Congratulations, Nick!) He has done everything “right,” exactly the way we coach today’s young people. He earned loads of college credit…
If your student’s dream school didn’t show her the money, you might be considering appealing the aid award. If so, this article by college consultant Lynn O’Shaughnessy has some helpful tips.