Ranking 529 Plans

Dear Estelle. We frequently read your columns and notice there hasn’t been a recent one on 529’s. We contribute the maximum each year to four grandkids but are not sure … Continue reading

Financial Aid Myths and Misinformation

Dear Estelle. The stress and anxiety of completing the college applications and their submissions has almost come to an end. Now we’re ready to discuss the issue of financial aid … Continue reading

Why Apply for Financial Aid? We don’t Qualify.

There are several reasons to complete the FAFSA and for parents of seniors now is the optimum time to do it. Filing began January 1 for the 2016-17 school year. … Continue reading

PPY New Federal Guidelines for Financial Aid

Dear Estelle. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal spoke about new, very confusing, federal guidelines for applying for financial aid. Is this some political craziness to confuse parents … Continue reading

Give the Gift of Education, Save on your Colorado Income Tax!

With the holiday season quickly approaching parents and grandparents are perusing catalogs, searching stores and shopping online for the perfect gifts for family members. Real, tangible gifts are appreciated by … Continue reading

Financial Fit as Important as Academic Fit

Dear Estelle. We keep hearing the mantra that “A good fit is critical to a student’s success in college.” This sounds terrific but what if the good fit is much … Continue reading

Financial Fit as Important as Academic Fit

Dear Estelle. We keep hearing the mantra that “A good fit is critical to a student’s success in college.” This sounds terrific but what if the good fit is much … Continue reading

Financial Aid: The FAFSA vs The CSS Profile

Dear Estelle. Recently I spoke with a friend who said we had to file two financial aid forms, the FAFSA and a Profile for our son, a senior at Smoky … Continue reading

Transfer: A Low-Cost Alternative for a 4-Year Degree

Dear Estelle. Our dream for our children has been to send them to a four-year college in Colorado. We’ve saved money every year and they’ve had jobs so they too … Continue reading

Focus on Financial Aid

Dear Estelle. Thanks you for all the good information you provide to Villager readers. You can’t imagine how helpful it is when I pick up your monthly column. It all … Continue reading