College Funding Secrets with Chris Curran

July 5, 2018

So you've applied and been accepted and your child is heading off to college shortly.    Are you ready to pay the bill that is coming soon?  Take a listen to Chris Curran's video below as he gives suggestions of what you should be doing now so you are ready to pay the bill and don't forget to check ...

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Ever thought about life insurance as a tool to pay for college tuition?  Want to know more?  Take a listen to Chris Curran's video below as he gives and overview of why it might be a good option and don't forget to check out his book College Funding Secrets.    

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Do you know the benefits and potential pitfalls of 529 College Saving Plans? Do you know when to use them?  Take a listen to Chris Curran's video below as he gives and overview of them and don't forget to check out his book College Funding Secrets.      

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May 1 is the final day to make your decision about which college to attend later this year.   Are you still struggling with your choice?  Take a listen to Chris Curran's video below as he offers some last minute coaching for anyone struggling to make their decision and don't forget to check out his ...

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Are you like so many parents eagerly awaiting your child's financial aid package hoping for a windfall only to be let down when you receive letters in the mail offering no merit aid. Just this morning, while in my car, I heard a father calling into New Jersey 101.5 radio saying that his son ...

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In his last few videos Chris Curran has talked about college financial aid.    In today's Takeaway Tuesday Chris talks about Expected Family Contribution (EFC), Cost of Attendance(COA) and the amount of need an individual family may have based on those components.    If you want to know how ...

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Chris Curran works with families to plan for college.  A big part of what he does is help families reduce the overall cost of college by harnessing the power of the financial aid process.    Do you know what assets should be listed on financial aid forms and which should not?  Did you know that ...

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Do college financial aid forms have you down?  Not sure what you have to do and when?   Check out Chris Curran's book  College Funding Secrets and listen to this week's simple tips about the FAFSA and CSS Profile and more.  You can check out other columns by Chris here.  

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Has your child been crossing schools off their college list based solely on the sticker price?  In this week's Tuesday Takeaway, Chris Curran talks about why the sticker price is often far higher than the actual price you will pay.    Take a listen to Chris Curran's latest chat and don't forget to ...

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Do you know if your child is choosing a college with the right fit?  Do you know what the right fit means or why it matters?  Take a listen to Chris Curran's latest chat about why fit matters and don't forget to check out his book College Funding Secrets.   Check out other columns by Chris ...

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Have you talked to your child about the cost of college?  Do you plan to?  Do you know why you should? Take a listen to Chris Curran's video below as he explains why the student needs to be involved in the financial conversations about college.  Check out Chris' book at College Funding ...

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Do you know the difference between need-based and merit financial aid?  Do you know how to apply for them?  Take a listen to Chris Curran's video below as he explains them both and don't forget to check out his book College Funding Secrets.   Check out other columns by Chris here.

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Are the college award letters starting to roll in for your high school senior?  Take a listen to Chris Curran's chat about what is next and don't forget to check out his book College Funding Secrets.     Check out other columns by Chris here.

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It can be difficult to talk with your student about the college budget, but this is an important topic, and one which I spend a lot of time on with my clients.  Many parents prefer to shield their children from the financial pressure associated with choosing a college. They feel the process is ...

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