Paying For College

Methods of paying for college that include: financial aid, college saving plans, educational tax credits, student loans, and the various repayment options.

College Cost Data 2019-2020 is now available on PayForED!

2019-08-24T09:05:15-05:00

PayForED has its own proprietary college database that is updated multiple times throughout the year.  As part of our company mission, we strive to provide the best college cost data on a timely basis.  Our College Cost Analyzer and In-College Payer systems were updated on August 1st and the new cost for 2019-20 school year [...]

College Cost Data 2019-2020 is now available on PayForED!2019-08-24T09:05:15-05:00

10 Reasons to fill out the FAFSA

2019-08-26T09:22:08-05:00

As the college application and financial season approaches, more families are concerned about how they will pay for their child’s education.  Most parents do not realize that if they fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA it could help their child’s admission chances.  Most colleges have a process called enrollment management.  [...]

10 Reasons to fill out the FAFSA2019-08-26T09:22:08-05:00

PayForED College Data Will Be Updated on 8/1

2019-07-28T11:41:29-05:00

At PayForEd, we take great pride in our Proprietary College Cost Database.  We developed this database process to improve the accuracy and timing of the information for our clients.  Many other systems purchase their data from a third party or depend on the government’s IPEDS database.  These numbers are self-reported and often not available until [...]

PayForED College Data Will Be Updated on 8/12019-07-28T11:41:29-05:00

PayForED Benefits from Ursinus College and UC Digital Spark Intern Program

2019-07-28T11:46:11-05:00

This summer, PayForED was one of eight companies selected to be part of the Ursinus College UC Digital Spark immersive program led by Maureen Cumpstone.  As part of this program, PayForED welcomed two Ursinus College students, Nathaniel Dorfman, and William Clift as interns. Special thanks to William and Nathaniel who provided a different perspective on [...]

PayForED Benefits from Ursinus College and UC Digital Spark Intern Program2019-07-28T11:46:11-05:00

5 Steps in Paying the College Tuition Bill

2019-07-28T19:31:52-05:00

For students and parents, the bill for college tuition will arrive sometime in late June or early July.  Before paying the tuition bill, you should review the invoice carefully and make sure that all the items listed are correct.  As cost and student debt continues to rise, we want to give families a procedure to [...]

5 Steps in Paying the College Tuition Bill2019-07-28T19:31:52-05:00

Parent Plus Loans: Six Top Things to Understand

2019-05-20T16:59:03-05:00

With more parents needing to finance a portion of their child’s education, they face various options that can be confusing.  One of the most common methods for paying for college is using a Parent PLUS Loan.  This financing method has some advantages and disadvantages that both parents and students need to understand before making this [...]

Parent Plus Loans: Six Top Things to Understand2019-05-20T16:59:03-05:00

College Net Price Calculators: Are They Accurate?

2019-08-26T09:28:06-05:00

As the cost of college continues to rise faster than inflation, students and parents are searching for any advantage to lower their cost of education.  The first logical step in how do you save for college would be to go to each college’s net price calculator (NPC) and input your information. Families will find a [...]

College Net Price Calculators: Are They Accurate?2019-08-26T09:28:06-05:00

National College Decision Day

2019-08-26T09:28:50-05:00

May 1st is National College Decision Day for college bound high school seniors.  It is the day when students commit to a college and send in their deposits to hold their college spot. That's step one in the journey of paying for college. Congratulations on making this hard decision and finding the right college fit!  [...]

National College Decision Day2019-08-26T09:28:50-05:00

Financial Aid Appeal Letter

2019-08-26T09:29:32-05:00

Congratulations to all the college-bound students.  As you compare your student’s financial aid award letters, it is time to compare the net price of each college.  What do you do if your award letter is not financially what was expected?  Should a Financial Aid Appeal letter be sent and what is the process? For some [...]

Financial Aid Appeal Letter2019-08-26T09:29:32-05:00

The Ultimate Guide to Paying for College

2019-05-03T10:10:04-05:00

Paying for college is one of the most important and expensive decisions you will make with your child.  It is complicated and very emotional. To properly pay for college, the family must understand financial aid, college saving plans, educational tax credits, student loans, and student loan repayment.

The Ultimate Guide to Paying for College2019-05-03T10:10:04-05:00