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.

The Immediate Impact of the Coronavirus on College Funding and Admissions

2020-03-28T20:29:58-05:00

Making a college decision has always been stressful but now we have an entirely new challenge. The Coronavirus has added a new complexity that was never anticipated. The impact on funding and admissions is enormous. The stress for parents and students has always been highlighted, but the pressure on a college’s admissions office has also [...]

The Immediate Impact of the Coronavirus on College Funding and Admissions2020-03-28T20:29:58-05:00

PayForED 2.0 Announces the Launch

2020-03-21T21:38:35-05:00

We are so excited to be announcing our first major release of 2020 - PayForED 2.0. After a lengthy reevaluation phase, incorporating valuable feedback, PayForED's newly updated platform is ready for immediate use for employers, advisors, and individuals. Not only did we enhance the premium functionality, we redesigned and updated the interface and user experience. [...]

PayForED 2.0 Announces the Launch2020-03-21T21:38:35-05:00

How does a high school senior decide on a college when college campuses are closed due to the coronavirus?

2020-03-21T21:58:36-05:00

Access to college campuses is non-existent right now and many high school seniors may have been counting on that final visit to a college to make their decision. The reality is that many students will have to select a college during this unprecedented circumstance. At PayForED, we feel the college selection decision should always include [...]

How does a high school senior decide on a college when college campuses are closed due to the coronavirus?2020-03-21T21:58:36-05:00

Types of Loans Available on the Award Letter

2020-03-19T08:57:27-05:00

Each week a new headline comes out expressing the ongoing issue of student debt in today’s society.  There are more than 44 million borrowers who owe more than $1.59 trillion dollars in student debt. How did this happen?  With student debt growing at an alarming rate, I feel a major contributor to this problem is [...]

Types of Loans Available on the Award Letter2020-03-19T08:57:27-05:00

Financial Aid Award Letter: What is the difference between a Scholarship and Grant

2020-02-29T12:22:56-05:00

The college financial aid award letters are starting to arrive for college-bound students.  The PayForED series on Decoding the Financial Award Letter was developed to help students and parents diffuse some of the confusion regarding the financial award letter.  Our series of articles provide families the essential information they need to make a better college [...]

Financial Aid Award Letter: What is the difference between a Scholarship and Grant2020-02-29T12:22:56-05:00

Top Six Items to Consider when Comparing Award Letters

2020-02-18T09:59:57-05:00

PayForED believes understanding the financial outcome of the college decision should be a key decision point when comparing award letters.  We have compiled six items to consider when comparing the award letter.  Our goal is to help families review and clarify the "bottom line" or "net cost" of each college listed on their award letter. [...]

Top Six Items to Consider when Comparing Award Letters2020-02-18T09:59:57-05:00

Decoding the Financial Aid Award Letter

2020-02-29T12:36:57-05:00

  Parents and students often find it challenging to understand the financial aid award letters they receive from each college. PayForED has developed a program called “Decoding the Financial Aid Award Letter” and includes a combination of blog articles, videos, and webinars that will begin in February and will run through May. Our program will [...]

Decoding the Financial Aid Award Letter2020-02-29T12:36:57-05:00

College Students setting New Year Resolutions

2020-02-07T13:56:18-05:00

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 Resolutions2020-02-07T13:56:18-05:00

Year End College Funding and Student Loan Planning Tips

2020-02-18T11:17:22-05:00

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 Tips2020-02-18T11:17:22-05:00

5 Reasons College Planning Software Can Save Time & Money

2020-02-18T10:24:36-05:00

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 & Money2020-02-18T10:24:36-05:00