Posts with the category ‘Financial Aid’


How Parent & Child Assets Impact Financial Aid Packages

By Lynn O’Shaughnessy Parents with big investments and home equity generally find it harder to get financial aid for their college-bound children. But if you understand how assets are assessed on the FAFSA and CSS Financial Aid PROFILE, you can improve your chances for getting the best financial aid package possible. Do you know how your investments might reduce your chances for financial aid? And what about the role that your family’s home equity plays in determining whether your child will… Read More


10 Tips for Maximizing Financial Aid

By Elaine Floyd, CFP® College tuition is so expensive that even high-income families can get offers of financial aid. Your first step is to complete the federal forms, and then contact the school directly to further negotiate a financial aid package. Every year the College Board faces a public relations challenge: how to accurately report trends in college pricing without discouraging high school students from going on to college. So in addition to its annual booklet “Trends in College Pricing,”… Read More


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