Finding the Funds to Pay for a College Education

Finding the funds to pay for your child’s college education is like filling a test tube. The length of the tube represents the cost of education at any one school–tuition, fees, books, room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. The first ingredient is what you’ll have to contribute from your own pocket: the expected family…

ABCs of Financial Aid

These days, it’s hard to talk about college without mentioning financial aid. Yet this pairing isn’t a marriage of love, but one of necessity. In many cases, financial aid may be the deciding factor in whether your child attends the college of his or her choice, or even attends college at all. That’s why it’s…

February Also Means Financial Aid Awareness

The higher-education community celebrates Financial Aid Awareness Month throughout the month of February. For many students and families, filing the FAFSA (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the CSS Profile (the Common Private College Aid Application) is a daunting task. We offer a variety of materials that you can use to learn about…

Market Commentary from Ashley Vice, CFA, CFP®

Through the first half of the year, US stocks are mostly positive and are easily outpacing their international counterparts.  This is a reversal of last year’s trend, which saw international and emerging markets outperform the US by a fairly wide margin.  Part of the reason for this year’s divergence has been a stronger US dollar,…