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How Much Do You Need to Save for Your Child’s College Education?

If you want to make even the most stalwart investor weak in the knees, calculate how much four years of education will cost ten years from now. That’s what traditional college savings calculators do.  It’s fairly simple.  First, the future … Continue reading

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Campus Financial to Provide Free Workshop

On September 15, at 6:30 pm, Campus Financial will conduct a free workshop for families living in the greater Richmond metro area.  This is a great opportunity for parents to do their homework on college planning and  financial aid preparation.   See … Continue reading

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More Favorable Treatment for 529 Plans under the Federal Calculation of Need-Based Financial Aid Eligibility

Effective since July 1, 2009, a 529 account is now regarded as an asset of the student if the student is an independent student and an asset of the parent if the student is a dependent student under the federal … Continue reading

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A Couple of Thoughts from a College Consultant

I’d like to share a couple of thoughts having been in the college planning business since 1995.   The biggest mistake families make is approaching the application and financial aid process separately.  You can’t separate the two processes.  They affect … Continue reading

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