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 Students setting New Year Resolutions

2020-01-07T11:00:49-05:00

As we start 2020, many of us form new resolutions hoping to improve ourselves and our lives. Most of these resolutions focus on improving an aspect of our life or eliminating a bad habit.  For me, I determine my resolutions by reflecting on the successes and challenges I have had over the past year.  Just [...]

College Students setting New Year Resolutions2020-01-07T11:00:49-05:00

Year End College Funding and Student Loan Planning Tips

2019-12-17T11:01:58-05:00

We are approaching the end of 2019 and it is a time when many people set goals for the New Year.  It is a busy time but it should include a quick review of your 2019 finances.  For families, in the thick of paying for college and student loan repayment, now is the time to [...]

Year End College Funding and Student Loan Planning Tips2019-12-17T11:01:58-05:00

5 Reasons College Planning Software Can Save Time & Money

2019-12-14T15:02:46-05:00

Trying to develop a college list and evaluate the net cost of each institution can be both time consuming and frustrating.  Typically, families will need to search each college website, find the net price calculator and then re-enter the same data multiple times.  With many of the net price calculators not having the same quality [...]

5 Reasons College Planning Software Can Save Time & Money2019-12-14T15:02:46-05:00

Navigating Financial Aid & Student Debt in Divorce

2019-12-14T14:10:26-05:00

I was asked the other day, “Is there really a student debt crisis, or is it a small number of recent grads complaining about their finances because they did not prepare well enough for their future?” At first, I was taken aback because I live in this world as a father of four young children [...]

Navigating Financial Aid & Student Debt in Divorce2019-12-14T14:10:26-05:00

Does the average college student understand their student loan debt?

2019-11-23T16:09:17-05:00

I recently saw an interesting T-shirt that stated “Best 5 Years of My Life”.  On the other side of the shirt was the name of a large state university.  The name of the institution does not matter since the US government is using a six-year standard in many of their graduation measurements.  I mention this [...]

Does the average college student understand their student loan debt?2019-11-23T16:09:17-05:00

Asset Retention: Advisors Should Start Courting their Client’s Kids

2019-11-24T12:00:31-05:00

The financial service industry is facing two major hurdles in the next decade.  The first is the wealth transfer of 30 trillion dollars from Boomers to the next-gen.  The second is a large group of financial advisors, plan to retire.  As these come together, financial advisors will need to manage both to maximize the sale [...]

Asset Retention: Advisors Should Start Courting their Client’s Kids2019-11-24T12:00:31-05:00

10 Tips for Paying for College and Avoiding Excessive Debt

2020-01-07T10:44:38-05:00

Every year, while in college, students make college student loan decisions that will affect their financial future. They are part of the 21 million people that are accumulating student loan debt.  I consider these college students to be the "Forgotten Group" since there are minimal resources to help them with their student debt decisions. Some [...]

10 Tips for Paying for College and Avoiding Excessive Debt2020-01-07T10:44:38-05:00

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

2019-09-27T08:58:32-05:00

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 FAFSA2019-09-27T08:58:32-05:00

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