The FAFSA process starts each fall on October 1.
If you have children in high school, you very likely are thinking about college for them. And, if you are even thinking about college for your kids, you need to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Financial Aid). Even if you are SURE you will not qualify for needs-based money, you want complete this process. The FAFSA is sort of the universal tool that puts you in the database for all manner of help with college costs. You want to be in the conversation.
If you would like some help with the college selection and financing process, or would just like to talk with someone about what to expect, I recommend a local group called College Inside Track.
They have helped my family. You might find them helpful, and the first hour of their time is free, so give it a try.
Follow this LINK for a short video on the firm to see what you think.
And, of course, if you would like to talk with me about where college costs fit on your holistic financial plan, I would LOVE to do that. Follow this LINK to find a time for us to talk.
I am a Certified Financial Planner CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, I have 20 years’ experience, detailed training, and ongoing continuing education. I’m ALWAYS an advocate for my clients (a fiduciary) and I provide advice for a fee. And, yes, I’m still accepting a few great families into my practice each year.
If this article has you thinking about your own circumstances, contact my office at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am always happy to meet with people who are working on their retirement plans. Dunncreek Advisors does not provide legal or tax advice, nor is this article intended to do so.