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Does having a parent in college affect FAFSA?

If you have a parent who is attending college, then you may be wondering how that affects your eligibility for federal f...

Does FAFSA consider medical expenses? Do colleges take into account medical expenses in financial aid calculations?

If health problems have caused you (or a dependent) to incur significant medical expenses, then you may be wondering how...

My parent doesn’t file a tax return- how do I fill out my FAFSA?

If your parent or parents are not required to file taxes, then you may be wondering how that affects your ability to app...

Comparing 529 College Savings Plans and Coverdell Education Savings Accounts

Both the 529 College Savings Plan and Coverdell Education Savings Account are tax-advantaged investment accounts that he...

Comparing a 529 Plan and a UGMA/UTMA Account?

Many parents set aside money for their child’s future, whether it’s for education or personal expenses. If you’re saving...

Comparing a 529 Prepaid Tuition Plan and a 529 College Savings Plan?

529 plans, collectively referred to by the IRS as Qualified Tuition Programs (QTPs), allow families to set aside money t...

What is a good EFC?

The Expected Family Contribution, or FAFSA EFC, is one of the most important indicators of whether you’ll receive financ...

What should I be doing to save for college?

When considering college, one of the most prevalent worries from students and their families revolves around how to save...

How does applying early decision impact financial aid?

Early decision applicants are accepted at higher rates than regular decision applicants - but some wonder whether they a...

Can a 529 have multiple beneficiaries?

If you have more than one child, you may be wondering if you can set up one 529 plan for all of your children to use. Th...