Important changes to the FAFSA filing will take effect this year and impact student aid levels for some families.
Families with college-bound students may want to consider a plan with a dual approach to help achieve college planning goals.
A growing number of families are using 529 plans to save for college.
More grandparents may consider funding a 529 plan for their grandchildren as financial aid rules change.
The future of student loan forgiveness proposals is still under debate highlighting the need to save for college.
The last two years of high school are important for college-bound students to prepare.
For high school freshmen with college as a long-term goal, the high school years are a critical time to focus more on preparing for college.
Some families may not fully understand the price of tuition and fees, leading them to underestimate or overestimate what will be needed. And students may be reconsidering their goal of higher education because they believe it’s too expensive.